Post # 1
It kind of shocked me that of all the wedding decisions, finding the perfect shoes was the hardest! I wanted my shoes to be my ‘something blue’ and need to wear flats since we’ll be on the sand but I wanted them to be special. It took months to find a pair I liked but I didn’t love them. So I bought them anyway and decided to take matters into my own hands! The first picture is how the shoes looked then I bought them and the second is how they look now that I made them my perfect wedding flats!! I really love them, what do you think?
Did anyone else have to ‘create’ their own wedding shoes?
Post # 3
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
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.
NO SUCH LUCK.
at least i started early so hopefully they’ll show up eventually.
Post # 5
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
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
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 # 8
Love those sandals!
Thank you! It’s funny because I’m not crafty at all but I don’t like shoe clips (they rub and are expensive) so I went to Joanne’s last night, bought rhinestone buttons and sewed them onto where I cut the ribbon off! Now they’re just what I wanted and super comfy too 🙂
Post # 9
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
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
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!