(Closed) Open Toe or Closed Toe Shoe's(time to splurge?)

posted 5 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
1003 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

What does your dress look like?  If you only normally spend $50 on shoes Jimmy Choo’s might be a bit of a shock to you as they are well over $700.  There are plenty of good brands for a little bit less that may not be as shocking…but I’m a shoe hoarder and I say go for the Choo’s!

Post # 4
1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@marissal7901:  What’s the liklihood of these shoes being worn again?  Do you have occasion to wear sparkling 120mm Choo’s on a regular basis?  I cheaped out.  I had a pair of Choo’s and ended up selling them.  I’m now planning on wearing a Nina shoe, bought off eBay, for <$50.

Post # 5
1536 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@marissal7901:  Well, if you wanna splurge then yep, a pair of Jimmy’s would be the way to go. Or some louboutins. I have both cuz like Lbward6, I too am a shoe hoarder.  πŸ™‚

Post # 6
1674 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

Splurge, I bought Jimmy Choos πŸ™‚  The most I’ve spent on shoes was $350 for a pair of frye boots, but I typically try not to spend over $150 on my shoes.  I was able to get my Jimmy’s on sale for $400 from $595, so I felt good about it, and they are comfortable (only 3.25 inch heels) and can be worn again when I’m getting dressed up!!

Post # 7
1651 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@marissal7901:  You can probably find some great shoes on sale at end of season sales – which is not now, but later in January when most stores are offloading winter inventory. Also, look out for semi-anual sales from Nordstrom, Saks, and Bloomingdale’s for high end shoes.


Regardless, the only shoes I splurge on are 1) I’d wear them time and time again 2) I absolutely am not killing my feet. I have two pairs of Stuart Weitzmans to that effect. one pair is the Easily which is an amazing low-heel office friendly shoe. The other pair is this super tall pair of heels that aren’t bridal, but I wore them for both wedding and other special events.

Post # 8
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I second the after Xmas sale comment!

I have a big box of designer wedding shoes arriving today from 6pm.com (unfortunately all but 1 pair will be returned..) they were all under $120/pair and fingers crossed one of them will be perfect with my dress. Also, Marshalls often carries shoe brands like Prada, Lanvin etc. at 80-90% off retail.

Post # 9
1129 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@marissal7901:  Hehe, I’d never buy designer shoes, but that’s just me. 

Find the ones you LOVE and buy those, regardless of the price πŸ˜‰

Post # 10
1651 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I also obsessively browse the designer racks at TJMaxx, Nordstrom Rack. Nordstrom Rack often has really great brands. I saw that you live in New Jersey which should afford you quite a good selection of brands

Post # 11
15 posts
  • Wedding: March 2015

@marissal7901:  I say go for it, but get ones you can wear again!  I personally would rather spend $700 on a pair of nude patent leather shoes that will be worn a million more times, than spend $200 on a pair of white satin heels that will never see the light of day again! totally worth it… especially because shoes are now a big photo-op… but with that said I’m also a shoe-addict so maybe I’m not the best person to listen to πŸ™‚  I will say though, that eBay is an AWESOME place to find gently worn designer shoes for a fantastic price!

Post # 12
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@marissal7901:  Right now I have a pair of closed toes heels (ceremony) and open toed (reception)…but NOW i’ve found another pair of my ceremony shoes but in open toe and I’m debating buying those to wear instead.  If you will wear the Jimmy Choo’s again after the wedding I say go for it!  I am a huge shoe whore…and I would LOVE to get a pair of Jimmy Choo’s or Louboutin’s for the wedding…buuuuuuut that won’t happen. LOL it was either the shoes or Tahiti for the honeymoon…so I’ll stick to the under $200 pair of shoes for now. haha

Post # 13
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Go for it! You can either wear them again if you choose a good pair OR you can sell them. I sold my wedding Choos on eBay 2 weeks after because I would never wear them again.

Post # 14
678 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I dropped the cash for a pair of Choos (open toe, love them!) prior to our engagement party. They were crazy expensive but ended up being totally worth it. Comfortable enough to keep me going through almost 2 hours of standing cocktails, dinner (I was so glad to be sitting down at that point lol) and then dancing after dinner. I had been nervous about wearing them since I never wear heels. My feet were slightly sore the next day but not bad at all. I love my new Choos and totally would buy another pair if I had the funds.

Best part is now I can wear them for our actual wedding πŸ™‚

Post # 15
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

Choo chooo πŸ™‚

Post # 16
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I splurged and went with a designer brand… Not quite that designer, though!

I also went with an open-toed shoe.

Mine were Badgley Michka, $325 originally, I got them on clearance for $65!

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