Post # 1
I found a pair of absolutely amazing shoes on the web today and they would be perfect for my wedding. I am not engaged yet, however. So, my question is, is it too soon to buy shoes for my wedding? The only reason I ask now is because I have never fallen in love with a pair of shoes like this before, and there is only about 5-6 sizes left. The website even states "This is the last chance to get this shoe. When the stock runs out, they are gone forever. If your size is still available, don`t delay – Order today!" so I worry that when my time comes to pick out shoes, I won’t find anything I like nearly as much. My boyfriend and I have talked in length about getting engaged and married, but we are saving up our money to purchase a house in June first. We’ve been dating for over 2 years and have lived together for a year and a half. I know we will get married and I expect to be engaged by spring 2009 (so wedding in fall 2009 or spring 2010). Thanks for the advice.
Post # 3
Wow. The only thing is, I know that if I had bought shoes 2 years ago, my taste has changed since then. And styles have changed since then. I don’t have very many shoes from two years ago that I still wear – not because they’re worn out, just because I don’t like them that much anymore. However, if they’re pretty classic shoes, and you’re the kind of gal who wears stuff forever, there’s probably nothing wrong with it.
Post # 4
Honestly, I’d wait. 2 years away is pretty far. So many things change during planning. Like color, I was convinced white until I saw it on me and went ivory. Also heel height. I ordered a shortened length (I’m short stuff), came in a little long so instead of forking over the $300 to shorten it, I got a 1/2 inch higher heel. Alot of things that didn’t occur to me until I was actually dress shopping. If I had bought shoes on what I had envisioned prior to dress shopping, they’d be kicked to the curb.
Post # 5
Pick them up if thiey don’t break the budget – worse comes to worse you could ebay them or sell them here, or maybe even find another use for them.
To me, with shoes it’s The More the Merrier!
Better to have them and decide you don’t want to wear them after all then to look back and tregerat not buying them
Post # 6
i’d say it depends on how much the shoes are…. if they’re reasonable, sure, buy them now. but i’d hate to spend a lot of money on a shoe, thinking it was perfect, and then not like it or have it not match my dress, ya know?
Post # 8
If they are extremely "you", you are willing to dress shop around your shoes, and if you end up not wearing them for the wedding you will wear them for something else, buy them. Personally would wait bc as mentioned above, your tastes & styles will change. my tastes have changed in just the last week (of course i am currently on the hunt for the perfect pair of wedding shoes).
Post # 9
I think Sweeney2Be said it perfectly! You can never have too many shoes or bags.
I bought my shoes before my dress, and then ended up buying different shoes after (also because of a height issue). But neither shoe was too expensive. I say if you can afford it, go ahead!
Post # 10
Here is a link to the shoes.. they are expensive (Kate Spade) so I may just end up waiting. I wish I could just get married sooner! I’m so torn on what to do.
Post # 11
gorgeous-I’d buy them in a heartbeat.
Post # 12
Thanks! I’m really contemplating them. My Dad said he would get them for me too and it would probably be nice to slowly get things out of the way that I need to purchase. I just feel like they are really classic shoes that will go with anything I could buy. I don’t think I will be getting an ivory dress because I’ve always thought of myself as wearing white.
I also am contemplating buying a separate dress for the reception that is more comfortable and only goes down to my knees, so these would show off a lot more. I don’t plan on getting a really expensive wedding dress (less than $1500) so I think a dress for the reception (less than $400) would be kind of nice too, and the shoes would really have a chance to show then!