Post # 1
I am absolutely frustrated with the wedding shoe search! So I was hoping the weddingbee community has some advice.
I am 5’10 and my fiance is 6′ so I don’t want to be taller than him at the wedding. I am looking for wedding shoes with either a kitten heel or less than 2 inches, but are cute and not boring.
Also for all those brides who chose a dress other than bright white, like ivory or offwhite, how did you find shoes? Do you just buy the white ones and dye them? I have not found a single pair of off-white shoes. Does it even matter since most people won’t notice?
Thanks for any advice you guys may have! I really appreciate it!
Post # 3
Hello! My husband and I are also VERY close in height (I’m 5’6 to his 5’7 when he stands up straight ;)), so I went the flats route for my wedding gown. I wore an ivory gown and picked out light matte gold flats with a slight embellishment on the toe. I wore a simple necklace that had an amethyst colored stone that complemented the gold shoes. I was so comfortable and was really happy with my shoe choice ($12.99 at Ross!).
I found that my shoes didn’t even show up in most pictures – the only one is where I’m dancing with my dad because we did a fake out slow dance that transitioned to a fast number, and my shoes look really cute and not out of place at all even though they’re not ivory!
Although I didn’t end up wearing shoes from Zappos.com, I’d reccomend them for their free overnight shipping so you can try on styles you’d like and return them for free. Off-white can be very hard to match, but you might find exactly the one you’re looking for. Good luck!
Post # 4
my mom used to have a women’s shoe store in the slauson swapmeet (in los angeels) and I have to say – it definitely isn’t glamorous, but it is a great place to find shoes for brides and bms. you simply can’t beat the price! plus. most stores will give you a nice discount (usually tax off and a few dollars) if you buy several pairs.
we always had brides and their bms come to our store and some of our regular customers came from palm springs and even ny every time they were in town. there are a lot of knock offs of high-cost brand name shoes, but you usually will not pay more the $20-30/pair. i actually met a lot of celebrities and their stylists and wardrobe peeps for music videos and stuff when working at my mom’s store. worth the trip for anyone in the la area. oh and they have lots of varying heigths of heels. that is the good thing about knock-off shoes… they usually make a low and high pair! and most stores in the swapmeet sell both! 🙂
i don’t know about other swap meets, but the slauson swap meet has a great selection of shoe vendors. people in the la area should check it out!
Post # 5
Something you might want to consider is not having a white or off-white shoe. I plan to wear a blue shoe (my something blue). I have seen brides with blue, pink, or red shoes, or even cowboy boots and it looks really good, especially in the pictures. Metallic colors (silver, gold, bronze) also look good with off-white, and none of these colors are boring!
Post # 6
i’m wearing an ivory dress and am going with silver shoes, either a strppay high heeled sandal or a peekaboo shoe. so u could try going with a metallic color, gold or silver, depending on your jewelry.
Post # 7
My friend wore an ivory dress and she had her (white) shoes dyed to match. Once her wedding gown came in and she was fitted, she took a small swatch from her dress and they used that to match the color of the dress.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2008 - United Methodist Cathedral & historic downtown hotel in Cleveland
J Crew has several lovely pairs of ivory colored shoes- flats and heels, and some are in clearance right now. They are a bit more $$, but it might be worth a look.
Post # 9
You should definitely check out Barefoot Tess (www.barefoottess.com).Â My friend, who is really tall like you, started it for tall women and they have TONS of designer flats and kitten heels.Â I just checked the site and I would try the Jeffrey Campbell ‘Couer’,Â Seychelles ‘White Lie’,Â Delman ‘Mona’,Â French Sole ‘Rhythm’, Loeffler Randall ‘Mina,’Â which all come in various shades of off-white. Also, this week they are having free shipping and free returns all week, so you can buy whatever you want, try them, and return them if they don’t work with the dress. Good luck.Â Don’t worry, you’ll find the perfect pair!
Post # 10
wow Thanks everyone! I knew I could count on you guys!
The idea of an ivory gown with pale gold shoes is really growing on me.
And thanks StyleKate! That website is perfect for me, and I sent it around to my friends this morning!
Post # 11