(Closed) Gold or silver shoes for my bridesmaids?

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
924 posts
Busy bee

I would think they’d be able to wear gold more often after the wedding, so I’d go with gold.  Also, if the dresses are long, no one’s really going to see the shoes.  

Post # 3
1364 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

If the dresses are that long, I wouldn’t stress over the shoes too much. I think silver goes well with most any color, and personally love wearing silver shoes/jewelery much more than gold. The only wedding I ever went to, I had silver shoes and earrings to go with my dark purple dress.

Maybe base it off of your engagement ring too! If you have a silver/white gold engagement ring, do silver, and vice versa.

Either one won’t look bad and whichever you choose, I don’t think your bridesmaids or guests will mind/notice. 🙂

Post # 4
123 posts
Blushing bee

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jenny0707 :  I like the silver more, and can’t imagine a real life outfit that I’d pair with gold heels. Do they have a nude option? A nude sandal heel will def get worn post wedding.

Post # 7
6536 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

If you want them to actually wear them after the wedding, skip the name and “bridesmaid” tag.

Post # 9
30393 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Matching the shoes to the engagement ring? No. Just no.

Nude heels will be worn after the wedding.


Post # 10
524 posts
Busy bee

I wouldn’t want someone else to order shoes for me without being able to try them first. Make sure your bridesmaids will be able to walk in those shoes all they long first before concentrating on cute tags.

Post # 11
1836 posts
Buzzing bee

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jenny0707 :  I think gold goes better than silver and will get more use down the line. However, shoes are such a personal comfort item, I would tell girls what color they should wear, but have them pick out their own. Everyone has different feet, I would not order shoes online without trying on considering wedding requires lots of hours of standing/walking. The style as pictured with all the thin straps can be very uncomfortable and cause blisters. I could not do shoes like that. I feel like requiring them to wear same shoes is way too much. Plus in maxi dresses, no one will see the shoes anyway

Post # 12
3155 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t think you can go wrong with either one. But I personally love purple and gold together!

Post # 13
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I agree with @mrsaime. I like the color combination of gold and purple. I tend to steer towards gold than silver colorwise. 

Post # 14
13568 posts
Honey Beekeeper

You can offer to pay, but IMO it is inappropriate to dictate which specific shoes your BMs have to wear. The very most I’d do is recommend a commonly owned color, such as silver or nude that they can wear again. Personally, I’d go with silver with those dresses, but nude is certainly going to be the most versatile. Gold works, but I’d rarely wear it again. 

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