(Closed) shoes

posted 11 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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19 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2007

my fiance is a good 13 inches taller than I am, so I’m wearing heels to compensate (or try to) for the difference.  Since I know I will be on my feet all day, my priorities were that they be comfortable and not too tall.  I ended up with a cute pair of 2 and 3/8 inch white heels (with ankle strap! – I’m clumsy) that I can wear again for other occassions.  Thankfully my shoes were still tall enough that my seamstress didn’t have to hem my dress (and I’m only 5’4")  yay for saving money πŸ™‚

Post # 4
Bee
588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007 - Radisson Hotel

Mandy, I’ve got 14" to contend with! I’m wearing 4.5" wedges. Luckily the front of the shoe has a platform, so it’s not too painful on my tendons!

Post # 5
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1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m actually wearing a pair of Converse sneakers that my cousin and I will jazz up with fluffy ribbon for laces and little jewels.

My thinking behind it was, whyy have my dress hemmed to fit my heels, when I’m going to kick them off at the wedding and end up dragging the dress on the floor all night anyway? So I’m hemming it to fit the shoes, which I can wear all night in comfort.

Besides, no one sees them anyway πŸ™‚ 

Post # 7
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291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I WANTED 1" flat-soled (so wedge, basically) shoes w/ a strappy front (strappy across the toes, not slipper style), and hopefully had a slingback or ankle strap, in silver, and dainty, not clonky…yeah, good luck finding those!  If you do, don’t tell me b/c I don’t wanna know! 

I ended up getting some cute 1 – 1.5" wedges that were slipper style (w/ the part that goes between your big toe and 2nd toe).  The tops were all sparkly, and the wedge part was silver. 

My guy is only a little bit taller than me, and we were having both ceremony & reception outdoors, so I did not want to get stuck in the grass — hence the desire for flat shoes.  Plus, I didn’t need the agony of aching feet, and I’m a huge klutz.  Like Sweeney said, hardly anyone will see your feet if your gown is long!  Just an occasional toe peek, so get a pedi and you’re good to go.

Post # 8
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1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I stopped letting people veto the items that made my day more comfortable, I told her I didn’t care, she didn’t have to walk in them all day and if one person noticed the shoes with out me showing them off – I’d be dang suprised. She shut up a bit after that and realized she wasn’t going to win πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Where is your event?

Are you on a beach or on a lawn? You might want to consider that. Heels and dirt don’t mix well.

Otherwise, maybe find a swanky pair of heels for the ceremony and comfy pair of flats/dancing shoes for the reception!

Post # 11
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337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

ackles – I have a serious problem with my mom wanting everything her way and I want to make her happy at least some of the time so I totally know where you’re coming from.  The key I think is to pick the things that are most important to you and fight for those.  I decided long ago that my mom doesn’t get any say over what I’m wearing, how my hair/makeup is styled, or the ceremony.  But I’ve given in to her or compromised on a lot of things that I didn’t care so much about like the centrepieces, parasols for the bridesmaids etc.  You should both feel like you’re winning on some things – don’t refuse to let her have anything she wants, but don’t give up everything you want either!

Having said that, I have two pairs of wedding shoes.  Weather permitting, we are getting married outside in a garden, on grass.  I had some major concerns about stiletto heels on grass, so I bought some cute flats for the ceremony and my dress is being hemmed for the flats.  (If you wanted to be comfy but your mom is anti-sneakers, some dainty flats might be a perfect solution for you.)  I’m changing into my stilettos for the reception.  There will be a slight gap between the dress and the floor when I put on the high heels, but it will be very slight and I figure everyone will do their serious scrutinising when I walk down the aisle so hopefully nobody will notice!  High heels were a must though, because my fiance and I are salsa dancers and plan to kick off the dancing with a surprise salsa performance.

Post # 12
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1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m persoanlizing everything in my wedding to something that means something to FH and I. I used to wear those all the time and still have a few pairs actually. I just had to remind my moms (I have 2) that I’m not planning their wedding and I’m not asking themt o pay for the shoes.

I think that you should have whatever you want, and if you don’t get it – throw a fit until you do…lol – kidding!

Be tough, you’d hate to look back and go "Man I really wish I’d of done that"

 

Amber 

Post # 13
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291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

smartl, ooh, how sexy!  I took salsa lessons and bought me some spiffy dance shoes, which I contemplated bringing to the wedding and wearing for the dancin’…but I decided against it since 1) they’re black and 2) other than the dance floor, the whole place was grass, and there’s no way I’m letting the precious felt bottoms of those shoes touch anything but dance floor! 

Post # 15
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291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

Santana makes shoes?!?

Post # 16
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73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

blinging shoes apparently!  Piperlime has a bunch of cute ones of his right now!

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