Post # 1
Hi ladies. I’d like your honest opinions. I told my girls that they could buy whatever shoes they wanted, as long as they were dressy and in silver. I don’t mind if they are a high heel or a low wedge, peep toe or strappy, etc. I didn’t realize until they all sent me pics that there are so many different shades of silver…lol. These are their shoes:
What do you think? Do they coordinate well enough? They are all wearing short satin dresses in a royal blue color. Same color, different styles. So I wanted to let them pick their own shoes too. I like the mismatched look but still want them to look cohesive.
Post # 3
@Alleycat: I dare anyone to notice the bridesmaids’ shoes at your wedding, even you later looking at pictures!
I think you’re fine. I told mine the same thing but with black, even though their dresses are short and navy, and technically navy and black don’t match (so I’ve been told). Once again, I dare anyone to, among all the beauty and wonder of my wedding, go “oh, look at that, not only are their shoes different but they don’t match the dress properly! HOW EMBARRASSING!!!”
Yours will look great!!!
Post # 4
I, too am giving my Bridesmaid or Best Man the choice of shoes (grey) and I know they will be different shades. Their dress will be mismatched and different shades of purple, so I don’t have a problem with it at all.
I think those shoes are fine. The only one I’d have a problem with is the one with the colored gems. If they were clear, then they’d be fine to me.
Post # 5
They will be fine. There are a zillion pics online showing bM’s wearing different shoes, and they all look great.
The bottom one looks more pewter than silver on my monitor, but it’s hard to compare colors online.
Post # 6
At my close friend’s wedding, we all had different styles of shoe; the only requirement was silver. NOBODY noticed our shoes, trust me, it doesn’t matter. 🙂
Post # 7
The only ones I would change are the sandals with the jewels on them. I think the rest go together nicely. It’s not that the sandals don’t look good, it’s just that they seem too casual for anyone to wear to a wedding, especially a Bridesmaid or Best Man. But that’s just my opinion.
Post # 8
Truthfully, I doubt anyone would notice and if they did notice, I’m sure they wouldn’t think anything about it.
That being said, the only one that I think doesn’t really flow with the others is the one with the jewels but I don’t think they would bother me very much if it were my girls wearing the shoes.
You could always email the pictures to all the bridesmaids just to show them how they look together. If they decide to tweak it a little then great but if not, then I wouldn’t sweat it!
Post # 9
Nobody will notice – I had my girls all wear gold shoes of whatever stlye they wanted and I thought it looked good together.
Post # 10
All are fine but the ones with the colored stones or crystals on the front are sticking out to me and not in a good way, IMO. None of the others have color so I’d change that one pair to a solid silver shoe too. That way they are all still different styles but with a cohesive silver color.
Post # 11
I agree with PP’s about the sandals with the colored jewels – those need to go, but the others are absolutely fine.
Post # 12
I think they all go great together.
Post # 13
They go together fine and they’re cute!
Post # 14
Thank you everyone! I know that no one will really notice, so I don’t know why I’m suddenly worrying about it now. Yes the last one is technically pewter with silver accents. I was a little worried about it being pewter and therefore darker than the others, but after your comments I feel reassured it will be just fine. My gut reaction on the one with the stones was also that it’s too casual. But maybe this is because it’s the only wedge heel? FYI the stones are not all different colors–just clear and tan. Here is a pic in real life that she sent me:
The ceremony is outdoors, but the reception is an evening, black-tie-optional reception at a fancy banquet hall. I don’t know…is it worth asking her to get new shoes? She just bought these at Kohls, so I know she could return them. Maybe if I offered to go out shopping with her? Or is it really no big deal–just let it go. I have 1 1/2 weeks till the wedding lol.
Post # 15
the wedge ones stand out a lot to me
Post # 16
let it go. They will look fine together. I like seeing originality. Matchy Matchy bugs me.