(Closed) This is way too much to spend on shoes, right?!?!

posted 9 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: What to do?!

    Accept the gift and buy the shoes!

    That is way too much money to accept as a gift and spend on shoes! Politely decline!

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @AlliMayWedding:  You are torn between THOSE and Jimmy Choo shoes?? Come on girl, you know the answer to this one!

    Post # 19
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Don’t get me wrong, I looooove shoes. But I wouldn’t spend that much on a pair unlesss you are absolutely sure you’d get a lot of use out of them after the wedding. I too agonized over my wedding shoes – and then ended up wearing them all of like 4 hours…kind of a waste lol.

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @AlliMayWedding:  I’m a big heel wearer and I think theyre finE

    Post # 22
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @AlliMayWedding:  my best friend wore those on her wedding day. They’re gorgeous, but they were so painful she was ready to take them off after the ceremony. As 

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    @oracle: said, they are sized differently, so I’d suggest trying them on before such a big purchase. 

    It’s too bad you need an ankle strap. Enzo Angiolini makes a shoe out of nearly identical fabric, called the “Merryann”

    If you don’t want to do a heel after all, they make a flat in the same fabric called “Nilt.”

    I could have sworn they also made an ankle-strap version, but my google searches have yielded nothing. 

    Post # 23
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    As a stepmom to 2 young ladies, I don’t expect to be overly involved in the planning of their future weddings, mainly because I don’t want to step on their mom’s toes in the process. This is the type of gift that I would get my two step-daughters because it’s still wedding-related and significant, but not something that their mom would specifically want dominion over. 

    I suggest calling her, having a sincere discussion with her regarding the your reservations about the cost and gently ask if she’s really sure she wants to gift you something so expensive. If she insists, accept her generosity, buy the shoes, send her a handwritten and heartfelt thank you note (perhaps a small gift as well) and rock those sexy pumps on your wedding day! 

    Post # 24
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Since my wedding dress didn’t cost that much and I cannot fathom ever ever spending $500 on shoes, I can’t fathom spending more than $100 I would say thank you but you can’t spend that much on shoes. That is insane to me. They are just shoes with a fancy brand on them. No way personally I could ever do it. 

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    BUY THE SHOES!!!! one life to live your SM wants you to have them clearly … and its your day to be a bride and look like a princess…. so get the princess shoes !

    Post # 26
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I agree that the price is nuts… but I’m firmly in the “take the money and buy the shoes” camp. Your stepmom clearly wants to do something nice for you, so take the money, say “thank you”, wear the crap out of those shoes, and give her a heartfelt thank you!

    Post # 27
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I think you have time to continue searching, your wedding isn’t for a few months, for me, even as a gift this is just way to expensive on a pair of shoes! However, this is just my opinion. And she is your stepmom, if she really wants to give you such a very speical and expensive gift, it is ok to take it. I just wouldn’t buy a pair of shoes that cost that much.

    Post # 28
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would never spend that much if it were my money…but it sounds like your stepmom really wants to do this for you – so let her!

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    If you feel really guilty about accepting the gift (or feel that it will come back to bite you). Have you checked DSW? They have some AWESOME shoes that are not too terribly priced.. I had my heart set on a pair of Loubs (I have to have a foot strap also, but because I have a lift in one of my shoes).. So I am buying a cheaper pair of shoes, and am strassing them so I have my own, special shoes, for like 1/100th the price of it!

    Post # 30
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    575 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Your Stepmom wants you to have them! Go ahead, buy them! She will be thrilled 🙂

    Post # 31
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    BUY THE SHOES!

    Seriously. buy the shoes.

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