- 9 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
woops -missed your post, sorry
woops -missed your post, sorry
I like the purple ones so fantastic!!! and it adds a spice of color!! sooo amazing!!
I’d be careful with ebay. Can you be 100% POSITIVE they are legit?
I personally wouldn’t compromise any part of my wedding day/experience to afford my shoes, and this is coming from a recovering Prada addict who, until recently, was sure she’d be wearing outrageous Prada heels to her wedding.
Save for your honeymoon. Get shoes that look similar for much less. The chances of us addicts wearing such luxury heels again are… well, slim to none if we’re all completely honest with ourselves 🙂 I have a pair of Pradas that I rarely wear for a lot of reasons, but the first being that they’re too fancy pants for regular life.
What about these guys? (and yes, I realize these aren’t even close to Louboutins, but they’re $50 and are still pretty stunning IMO) http://www.dsw.com/shoe/miss+america+ilene+metallic+sandal?prodId=215812&category=cat20006
@Luxuryshoegal88: Go for what you want for your day, get the Loubs at half off. Unless you plan on having a cabin honeymoon for a weekend, a discounted Louboutin still won’t save up enough for a very nice extended honeymoon. I am doing the same for my shoes – buying half off ebay shoes.
Myy small collection of luxury shoes, I have had in my closet and worn them out for nice parties, occasions, dinners for 10 years. Yes 10 years! Quality keeps well 🙂 So you can wear and rewear your wedding shoes for a very long time. Unlike your gown that’s worn only once.
I don’t mean to offend you when I say this…..
If you cannot afford the honeymoon you want, don’t spend your money frivolously on a pair of shoes. Even if they are “50% off” – most ebay sellers sell knock offs unless they are old styles. The style you posted is still currently sold at most of the high end stores.
Also, do you really want to buy used shoes for your wedding (if in fact they are legit?)
Also, half off makes the shoes about $300…. if $300 is a big factor, why would you spend them on shoes… something almost no one will see under your long dress?
Looking back on my wedding, I realize that so many of these things are insignificant. No one cares what your shoes look like. Frankly, no one sees them. Additionally, no one cares what your decorations look like.
I was married 6 months ago and had a $100,000 + wedding. Here is my advice. Unless someone is paying for that kind of thing for you, don’t even think about it, since it doesn’t matter. Looking back, while I liked my wedding, it didn’t matter. The only part that was truly special was when we said our vows and our honeymoon, which was much needed after all of the stress leading up to the day.
No one remembers your decorations, no one remembers what shoes you wear, and no one remembers the details. They remember whether or not they had fun and how happy you two looked together on your special day.
The worst thing you could possibly do is to go into debt for a wedding or give up something as important as your honeymoon (or scrimp on it) for a pair of shoes. It just simply isn’t worth it. Also, when you go on Stylemepretty.com and those other wedding blog sites, you see all the pictures of the decorations and red soled wedding shoes. This isn’t realistic. Sure, brides who spend top dollar want pictures of the decorations and details such as these, but these are not the pictures that are framed. The pictures that are framed are of those PEOPLE and MOMENTS (not decorations) who are most special on that day. The decoration/ shoe/ etc pictures are only used to then show off on blogs and sites like this.
I totally understand how wrapped up you can get when planning about the details, but in the end they don’t matter (unless you get stuck with a big bill to pay off for months and months later). I wish I had someone who could have told me this and get it through my head before my wedding if only to alleviate some of the stress.
It is YOUR day. YOUR one day to start your new (hopefully debt free) life with your soon to be husband. Nothing else matters.
@Mrs. Louboutin: I am so glad you posted this! I am glad to have the perspective of someone who spent a TON on their wedding. I think it gets too easy when you are on a budget to idealize how perfect everything would be if there were just more money and less compromising. But all the compromising in the world will not make a 5K wedding less beautiful than a 100K wedding because the beauty comes from the love shared on the day.
To the OP, I like the Volcano crystals more than the AB crystals. But I may be biased as I am planning to rock Volcano crystal shoes (not the Loubs, I fall down in heels)
I would not pay $100+ for shoes/purses/etc. (let alone $300+) on eBay unless the seller had perfect feedback and an original sales receipt available for viewing along with other means to authenticate the item prior to sale. There’s a good reason that Louis Vuitton sued eBay.
I like the second pair pictured better, personally.
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