(Closed) What would you think about $69.99 shoes as a Bridesmaid?

posted 9 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
35 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

@ChampagneBlushWedding:  It seems to me that neither of them have a problem with actually paying (whether or not they like them is another story) so I think you’re ok.

Post # 4
598 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

normally, i would say $69 is a lot of money for bridesmaid shoes. but i guess if you paid for their dresses and they don’t mind, then go for it.

Post # 5
3358 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Given that they haven’t paid for anything else, I think it’s absolutely ok to ask them to buy specific shoes.  And $70 is a totally fair price for shoes.

Post # 6
3345 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree that if I were a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a wedding and the bride bought my dress, and there wasn’t some other sort of excessive cost involved, I would have no problem paying that for shoes.  I’ve paid more for a dress and shoes that I haven’t worn again.  

Post # 7
5191 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I think it’s less about price and more about comfort. I am the crankiest person alive when my feet hurt, and don’t have the easiest time finding shoes that are comfy and pretty, so I would much rather a bride told me what dress to wear than what shoes to wear. Is there a particular reason why you want the BMs to all wear the same shoe? 

Post # 8
4173 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Ooooo…I don’t know, I am a nazi about what I put on my feet…and maybe I’m psychotic, but $69 for a pair of shoes that I’m going to be photographed in sounds a little low end….after all, we’re talking SHOES people!

Post # 9
2886 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That is a LOT of money for something they may never wear again. But since you are paying for everything else, I could see it being okay.

Post # 10
5486 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wouldn’t have been happy with it, but because you are paying for so much, I’d be fine.

Post # 14
9168 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it’s fine to ask them to pay for them. My girls’ shoes are aorund $60 and I’m picking up the cost, but they paid over $200 for their dresses, not to mention travel expenses, etc. It’s the least I could do since I can afford it.  They all expected to pay for them though and all offered to but I refused. 

Post # 15
2567 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’d be pretty annoyed. I don’t like other people picking out my shoes and I don’t think I’d ever wear nude sling backs again. Might as well just shove $70 into the back of my closet.

Post # 16
1221 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@ChampagneBlushWedding:  They sound worth every penny! $70 is really not bad, especially for something neutral that can be reworn. For a wedding I was in, the bride asked us to get any nude shoe we liked, so I could have gone to Payless for $20 shoes but I wanted something nice in nude so I spent $120 – you don’t need to cheap out, especially be abuse they aren’t dyed peacock teal or anything 🙂

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