Post # 1
Hi Bees, I’d love your opinion on something. I ordered my dress back in September. It’s a Casablance gown but it has a custom hem becuase of the detail at the very bottom. Meaning, once it comes in, the hem is done, there’s no changing it. They measurd me for a 2-1/2 inch heel, which at the time seemed like a good idea. However now, after looking for shoes for 3 months, I can’t find anything in a 2-1/2 heel that I like at all. I did find something in a 3-1/4 inch heel that I’m totally in love with though. So, he’re the question, do you think that at the end of the day 3/4 of an inch is going to look horrible?
Post # 3
you need to wear them to see whether it works out or not. I don’t think anyone can answer your question without seeing what it looks like.
For example, you can find some high-end bridal dress fashion shows where dresses are so short on models that people can see models’ shoes. But they still look very beautiful. But it could totally go the opposite… So it totally depends…
Post # 4
I feel your pain ~ I was going to go with a Mori Lee, then changed my mind (at the last possible minute) for a Casablanca, not realizing that I’d need to have my shoe height worked out before they ordered it. I’m frantically trying to pick out my shoes in five days, before my ordering deadline.
Personally, I wouldn’t worry about the change in heel height too much. If you’re worried about the pictures, you can alway ask the wedding photography to cut off the feet in most of the pictures, or have a number of the photos taken with you and hubby sitting on the ground or benches. I have a friend who’s husband is three inches shorter than her in bare feet, who did that, and the photos are beautiful. If you’re worried about the day of, you’ll be moving around most of the day, so hopefully anyone who notices will think it’s how the skirt’s sitting, not the lenegth.
If you’re still concerned, keep shopping. You’re still got plenty of time to find some shoes and break them in. I can tell you that ballroom dance shoes tend to come in 2.5 inch heels (http://www.danceshoesstore.com/) and this shop has a pretty wide range of colors and styles. You can also try Zappos, which lets you search by heel height, or just google “2.5 inch heels.”
Post # 5
I don’t think 3/4 of an inch would make that big of a difference. I hope it works out for you!
Post # 6
I think you would be the only one to notice the difference.
Personally, I like the look of a slight difference in length of the dress and the floor, especially with ballgowns, because the dress “swings” when you walk, and you see the shoes peek out with every step.
Post # 7
@KVille: You have to just try the dress on with the heels. Depending on what kind of dress it is, they may be able to take out a layer of crinoline to make the dress seems a bit longer if you have to.
Post # 8
@KVille: I am going through the same issue right now! When I bought my dress we had planned for a beach wedding so I was thinking I wasn’t going to wear shoes. But about 2 days after my dress was already altered, we had to change our plans. And just to “be safe”, I was measured in a 2 1/2 inch heel. But now that we plan on getting married in our church I’ve had a hard time finding shoes that I love. After quite a while of online browsing and finally found some I really like!
But I really don’t think 3/4 of an inch will be noticable. I say go for it! And good luck to you 🙂