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. I wasn’t sure if I ever said, I cant afford Honeymoon, however because Fiance and I are paying for the wedding ourselves we decided to wait until December to take Honeymoon to Europe and will go to Mexico in Sept. directly after wedding. I did have the shoes authenticated on TPF and they are authentic. The seller purchased these and changed her mind however, was too late to return them.
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? The shoes I had in mind were far over the traditional CL price tag @ 3k. Half off being 1,500 therefore, that amount was substanital to me.
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; Thank you for your input and I didn’t take offense as I just think you were talking girl/girl from someone who has gone through this experience before. Honestly, THANK YOU. Today on my drive to school I decided to buy a more practical pair of shoes and use the extra money to pay for the small vacay to Mexico after the wedding. Honestly, I really really appreciate your input because it enlightened me to see the big picture.