Post # 1
My bridesmaids’ dresses are long, and I’m thinking about just telling my bms to wear a pair of silver heels they already have. Anyone done this? Did it look okay? What guidelines did you give your bridesmaids?
Post # 3
I’m doing the same thing. Especially with long dresses, I don’t think you have anything to worry about. The only guidelines I gave to my girls were that their shoes need to be silver and have a heel (no flats).
Post # 4
My girls wore long dark plum/eggplant colored dresses. One of my girls can’t wear very high heels while one of the others wears nothing but super high heels. I told them they could wear any shoes they wanted, as long as they were silver. It worked out really well and everyone was happy that they could pick what was best for them. When the dresses are long, no one’s going to really see the shoes anyway.
Post # 5
I told them to coordinate as they saw fit. I was more concerned that they would be comfortable and wouldn’t twist an ankle dancing later.
Now, they are picking their own dress in a certain color scheme so matching is not a huge concern for me.
Post # 6
Their shoes will be so hard to see anyway under long dresses; I wouldn’t worry too much about it if I were you.
I am having short dresses and letting them pick their own shoes; my only guideline is no flip-flops, not even the “dressy” kind with the wedge or little heels. NONE of my girls are really into wearing heels, and my wedding is in the grass, so I figure this will give them flexibility to find something they are comfortable in that will still be formal enough.
Post # 7
I had shorter dresses and just said that I wanted everybody to wear a black pump (preferably peep toe, but not essential). One of my bridesmaids sent me this picture as the shoe she was planning to buy.
I gently told her that I didn’t really think it would jive with the rest of the shoes, and ended up with the pic below on the day. I think they did good!
Post # 8
Well, everything about my girls were mismatched. I told them I didn’t care what their shoes were. I didn’t even give them a color because I wanted them to be able to wear something they alraedy had, but after one girl bought her shoes the other decided to go with the same color anyway. I thought they looked beautiful. I don’t have any good pictures of their feet…
Post # 9
this is what we’re doing. my girls have long dresses so i just told them to pick a gold formal shoe of their choice and just to run it by me first. Some girls have super high ones and some have flats.
Post # 10
@SapphireSun:LOL oh my lord!!! What part of black pump didn’t she understand!! Thank goodness you reigned her in 🙂
Post # 11
I’m just trusting they’ll wear something appropriate.
Post # 12
I just told my girls to find black peep-toes.
Post # 13
My BMs also had long dresses, and I just told them to wear any silver shoes, whetehr they wanted to buy new ones or use ones they already had. I didn’t even look at the shoes before the wedding day; no one saw them so it didn’t matter at all.
Post # 14
My BMs had long dresses too and I told them to wear any summer-y silver dress shoe. I don’t think anyone noticed they weren’t matching.
Post # 15
They’re long dresses, so it doesn’t really matter. But even in short dresses, mismatched shoes are fine int he same color. Especially since they have to pay for the dress.
Post # 16
@SapphireSun: lol that was nowhere near a black pump! Im glad it all worked out though 🙂