Post # 1
I searched forever to find my shoes for the wedding. I knew I wanted navy patent leather but couldn’t find them anywhere… until I walked into the Manolo Blahnik store in NYC. So I ended up with Manolos for my wedding (his wedding gift to me) but I didn’t start with designer shoes on my mind.
Tell me, would you go designer or no? Would it change what type of shoes you would wear? For example, if I was getting white satin shoes that I would never wear again, I wouldn’t dream of buying them designer… I can’t stand to see them go to waste but my navy Manolos will be a standard in my closet.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
For me it would depend on the shoe. If it were a “wedding” shoe, I wouldn’t because I wouldn’t likely wear them again. If they were perfect and also something I could wear again, I totally would
Post # 4
I knew from the start I wanted amazing shoes. I was willing to sacrafice my dress budget for it. Hey, I can wear the shoes again, but I can’t wear that dress again! I have no regrets. My shoes came in way under budget and I still love wearing them any chance I get.
Post # 5
I have been considering designer. I am trying a few inexpensive options first as $500 is a hard pill to swallow for shoes.
If I do go the designer route, I will buy something that I can wear repeatedly after the wedding. Right now, I am eyeing a pair of nude suede Jimmy Choo wedge heels. Will suit my wedding just fine, add that element of luxury, and I can wear them for anything afterwards.
Post # 6
I ended up with a pair of nude Valentino kitten heels that I’ve worn since and I don’t regret it at all! 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
I just purchased my wedding shoes this weekend…they are not designer (DSW). I found lovely designer shoes online that I really wanted to try (mind you the most expensive shoes I own are running shoes). I wanted something special but not over-the-top expensive for the wedding. I definitely couldn’t justify a CL-type purchase, much less a Jimmy Choo, but I still wanted to see in person. None of the shoes I saw online were available at my local Nordstrom (not even on display!). I was very disappointed because I was excited to try on beautiful shoes even though I may not be able to afford them (I even had a fresh pedicure for the occasion). I ended up getting very pretty $60 shoes at DSW, but I still want to try on some designer shoes! FI says I’ll either have to order some online and run the risk of having to return or take a weekend trip to Tyson’s Corner (bigger shopping area) to look for shoes. Boo…
Post # 8
I totally agree, ladies! All good points!
Turns out, shoes are almost as hard to buy as the dress! But I am so excited to think that I will wear these shoes and remember my wedding day! 🙂
@prisigtr: I feel you. I bought like 10 pairs from DSW and kept sending them back. It wasn’t until I got into the Manolo store in NYC and could walk around that I decided to go that route.
@yellowshoe: SO TRUE! Can’t wear that big old white thing again! 🙂
Post # 9
I went designerish, with BHLDN shoes that were $340. I would normally NEVER spend that much on shoes even if I really loved them, but my wedding was the percect excuse to spend that much on shoes I adore. They’re totally my style and I will definitely wear them frequently after the wedding (if that had not been my plan I wouldn’t have spent that much on them).
Post # 10
If I bought a cheaper dress I would have. I’m a shoe nut.
Post # 11
I originally bought a $70 pair of white flats but when I got the dress it was more ivory and the shoes didnt exactly match so I ended up returning those and splurging on a pair of jimmy choos. Definitely a splurge but i could wear them again.
Post # 12
@MASPA: I’m thankful that I came in $500 under budget on the dress… then alterations cost $500 (11 bustles and a lace hem)… but he still thought it was a good wedding present. 🙂
@distracts: I feel that. I had such a hard time spending what we did on the Manolos…
@krstino1012: HOT! I love them.
Post # 13
Ok, this is my shoe but I have it in Navy…
And I got these for the reception…
Post # 14
I wanted the wedding to be my excuse for splurging on another pair of shoes but everything I loved; the heel was too high. (DH and I only have about 1.5″ of height difference.) In the end I found these cute Kate Spade kitten heels.
Post # 15
While I am not a big designer shoe person, nor did I wear designer shoes for my wedding (I wore cowboy boots.) When it comes to shoes for a wedding I say go for it! When is the next time you are going to have a professional photographer take pictures of your shoes?! Haha!