(Closed) How did you pick out shoes, and know which ones were right for your dress?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I actually ended up using completely different shoes than what I had purchased originally. I had bought some cute satin flats from Alfred Angelo since they were on sale. I knew I wanted to wear flats because I was having an outdoor wedding and didn’t want to worry about my heels sinking into the grass. But about 2 days before the wedding the weather started turning, so we moved the wedding indoors. I was still planning on using my flats, but I randomly, the morning of the wedding, brought out a pair of bright pink heels I had sitting in my closet just out of curiosity to see what they’d look like with my dress. My bridesmaids saw them and immediately told me to wear the pink heels instead since they matched my personality more. And since we moved the wedding indoors, heels would work out ok! So my shoe choice didn’t exactly go as planned!

Sorry for the long story. But start with the basics. Do you want heels or flats? Open or closed-toed? Then go on from there with styles, designs, and colors that will complement your dress, or that just scream YOU! Just make sure to take your venues into consideration!

Post # 4
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Ugh, this has been an ongoing saga for me.  My first decision was a sandal or more of pump/peep toe option.  I really want the latter, as I thnk that will look better with my dress.  So, I’ve been perusing online, in stores, etc. to try to find options that match my style preference, and in a shade (neutral) that will work.  What are you considering for your wedding shoes?

Post # 5
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I spent a lot of time reading the show-us-your-shoes* board and looking at photos there.  I knew I wanted something relatively simple and satin.  I am having them dyed to match my dress, although I did spend some time trying to decide what color to go with….  I’d say just start looking for something you think you might want on zappos or shoes.com and start ordering.  god-love free return shipping!


* here’s the URL: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/show-us-your-shoes

Post # 6
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I am also struggling with this.  Because I am ordering a custom length for my wedding dress, they say I need to pick my shoes now (my wedding isn’t till 9/26) but I am not really prepared to do so!  Sigh.  I think I will just pick a relatively low heel and go with it.

Post # 7
2143 posts
Buzzing bee

I actually had a fairly easy time picking my shoes. I didn’t want anything expensive because honestly, I wouldn’t likely wear them again. I’d have even been happy with Payless shoes… I didn’t want a very high heel because my fiance isn’t a whole lot taller than I am, not to mention the ceremony is outdoors on a bumpy brick path where I could very well fall flat on my face while walking. I also kept in mind that most people won’t even see my shoes because the dress is so long. They’ll see my toe kick out a bit, but that’s it! My dress was also a nonconventional color, "light gold." Dying them seemed like a hassle (I’d have to get a fabric swatch, find a place, drop them off, pick them up, etc), so I just looked for gold shoes. I ended up finding the perect pair on Amazon for about $47 (though after I bought them, the price went down by about $15…). They aren’t something I’d wear any other time of my life, but they work with the dress. My mom saw them when I was having my first dress fitting and she commented on how they match the dress perfectly. The seamstress came in a few minutes later and complimented how well they match too!


Really though, get something you like! I personally think closed toed shoes look better because that’s the part they see the most, but I’m sure if you had a nice pedicure it would be good too! 

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