(Closed) Giving shoes as a gift to bridesmaids?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I might wear them again — depending on how comfy they are. But I’m not big on heels, but if your girls are, then go for it. You know your girls best.

I’m planning to get my maids shoes as a part of their gift, but I’m going with crochet Toms for the reception and letting them pick their own black pumps for the ceremony. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Would you want them wearing these on the wedding day?  If so, I would say no on this.  I like time to break in shoes before a wedding and my feet would be killing me if I had new shoes for such a long day.

As for just a general shoe to wear anytime?  I still say no.  People have their own tastes in shoes and I would rarely wear these.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@SoontobeSLM:  It would be hard to find something to match with them, but I could make it work….

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Those are lovely shoes. That said, I personally am not a heels girl and tend to wear flats. However, if your bridesmaids all like heels, those are definitely super cute and very nice! 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would not wear them again $200 worth. I have wide feet, it’s hard to find comfortable shoes that I can actually wear any length of time…I’d be a little….I think disappointed is the word…if I knew you spent that much on something I really won’t get much use out of. Not because I would want the money or something else, but I just hate to see $ wasted.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’d hate be be given shoes to wear. I dislike any form of clothing as gifts, though.

I have flat, wide feet, weak ankles, etc. and to be given a pair of shoes that will probably not work would make me both sad and angry. Personally, I’d never be able to wear those shoes. Not in a million years.

Plus, I’d hate the thought of a bride spending that much money on me. But, I’m in the minority: I’d hate to be given a gift just for being a BM! Being a part of the wedding is gift enough, to me at least.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

If they are meant to be worn at the wedding, then no. A gift should be something (IMO) unrelated to your wedding so that they feel important and recognized – something that won’t serve as a prop for your wedding photos.

I think the gift is extremely generous – but if you are willing to spend $200 on each girl, why don’t you go get them a Coach clutch or a Tiffany necklace or something more personalized to each of them?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I wouldn’t wear them again since I’m not a heels kind of person but if your girls are and you know they’d like them than it’s not a bad idea.  Just keep in mind that not every shoe fits comfortably for every person.

Have you thought about maybe gifting some really nice robes that they can wear when you get ready?  I may be in the minority on this but what about gift cards to a favorite store/restaurant/etc that they would be able to use?  I know some think gift cards are tacky but I personally love them as gifts, especially if it’s somewhere I shop.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

They’re great shoes but there are rarely moments where I think of putting on satin heels for a regular day. I’d say no.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If it’s for the wedding, then no.  Anything that’s used for the wedding isn’t a gift for the Bridesmaid or Best Man, it’s more of a gift to the bride because it’s for her and her vision.  Also, as PPs pointed out, people can be very picky with shoes and not all types and styles work for everyone.  I would find something else to give your girls – something personal and unique to them.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

These were my wedding shoes so I love them but I have to say no on this as a gift- too expensive! 

I considered the shoe as gift idea, so I definitely think getting shoes is a good one, but I would just find something cheaper. Mrs. Zebra did that for her BMs I remember and I liked it.

Otherwise I second an earlier poster- if you’re going tos pend that much, go to Tiffany’s! Maybe you can get them all the knot earrings or something- pretty affordable and I would say a pretty good bet everyone would like them.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’ll be honest, I would wear those at a wedding if my friend really wanted me to but since they aren’t a color I like or a style of heel that I wear I would not wear them after the wedding. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

If you are planning to spend that much, I would think a gift certificate to a spa would be appreciated more than the shoes.  Shoes are a very personal thing but everyone would enjoy treating themselves!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i would totally kill my friend if they bought me $200 shoes as a gift!

that seems outrageous and i have a terrible time finding heels that fit.

but only you know your bridesmaids…

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