(Closed) Did anyone else have a hard time finding your dream wedding shoes?

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
1049 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

My soon to be Mother-In-Law found these incredible shoes while she was shopping online at Neiman Marcus. Really? You know your son was a philosophy major and will never have money – why would you torture me with such things! So I just flat out couldn’t afford them, no way no how. My mom was going to buy me shoes but I just felt so bad saying “hey mom! I know you already bought me that dress – wanna throw down another five hundo for sandals?” So I was looking and looking and nothing was as good as those damn shoes! Well, my sneaky Mother-In-Law was in cahoots with my mom and Fiance all along and went and bought them for me!! I think she was really just looking for an excuse to buy herself a pair of Burberry sandals and I am perfectly content to be used that way. Yippee!!


Post # 4
1602 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i’m not even engaged but i already know what kind of shoes i want, so i’ve been looking, thinking that if i can find them now it’s one less stress to worry about then.



at least i started early so hopefully they’ll show up eventually.

Post # 5
4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Those are great :o)

I just had a really hard time deciding.  I wanted these particular shoes from J. Crew but they do not come in ivory.  I looked and looked and looked and could not find anything similar.  I just ended up “settling” on Nina Culver.  Not exactly what I wanted, but they’ll do.

Post # 6
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Wow, those came out really good!  I’m impressed!

I had similar problems finding my shoes, although I didn’t end up DIYing them.  I wanted to wear sandals because I don’t love closed-toed shoes, but I also needed them to be flat, because my husband is barely taller than me, and I hate being in pictures with him where I tower over him in my heels.  So I figured I’d just get white flip flops.  But then it was super difficult to find flip flops that didn’t look waaaaay too casual.  I didn’t want them to look plasticy and cheap, so I scoured the Earth trying to find some that would meet my expectations!  They also had to be flat flat flat – no half-inch platform or anything or I would be too tall!  I eventually found these on clearance at Target:


Post # 7
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I didn’t find my dream shoes, but I found really cute shoes that go beautifully with my dress, and are pretty comfortable…and they were only 40 dollars.. so I’m good with that!  But even those took a month to find.

Post # 9
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

shaema- love your “new” shoes!  It took me forever to find my perfect wedding shoes.  I wanted red or maybe blue and had all kinds of criteria – I went through 6 or so pairs that I bought and later returned, and one pair that I still have because I couldn’t return.  But I did eventually find the shoes that I loved!


Post # 10
1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I couldn’t decide!  I looked at Nina and found about 8 pairs I liked.  Then I emailed my top three to one of my bridesmaids, and instead of voting on those, sent me three different gorgeous pairs from another website.  No fair!

I ended up with Nina Electra in Ivory. 

Post # 11
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I did for sure!  I have a beach wedding and a short dress, so I didn’t want flats, but I couldn’t have heels for the sand.  Most wedges weren’t dressy enough.  But after weeks and weeks of searching, I found them online!

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