Post # 1
Okay, so I wanted blue shoes so that they’d be different, cute and my something blue. But then I read all these posts about “will these shoes match” and “are these the right shoes.” I’m really confused…. you can’t even SEE the shoes with a long wedding dress, right? Or am I wrong about that? Do you see people’s feet when they’re walking in their dress?
Odd question I know, but I’m doing blue and haven’t tried them with my dress but figured it’s a non-issue cuz you won’t be able to see them. But maybe I’m totally wrong?
Post # 3
Well if you are dancing or walking you may pick up your skirt and they will peep out and then lots of photographers do the cute wedding shoe pictures so it is nice to have shoes that you want to show off a little bit.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
I just bought a pair of white flats because I didn’t want them to be noticeable, and didn’t want to be monster tall. My shoes won’t be showing much, and I don’t think we’ll do any feet photos that some couples get. 😉
Post # 5
Some, like myself, are just obsessed with shoes. Others want them to look nice for pictures/when they do peek out of the dress.
Post # 6
I love shoes. For me choosing the pair of shoes is for me, and not for “if someone see them”. If I’m wearing the shoes I love, it makes me feel good. If I wear shoes I think are ugly, I don’t feel good, even if no one else see them. Also, I’d like to have my shoes photograph during the wedding, I want to make sure they are something I love.
Post # 6
They’re a big deal if you want them to be, or not, just like every other part of wedding planning.
Post # 7
I was picky about mine because I love detail shots. I really wanted those cute “pull up the dress” shoes peaking out shots. Yes, I planned our wedding according to photos haha.
Post # 10
I’ve seen wedding photos where the bride wore blue shoes, it was a fun contrast.
I personally will be wearing flats, but since I love shoes I’m sure I’ll pick something I’ll love.
Post # 11
@Elleymae: my blue was to match the wedding guest-
Post # 12
I think the questions about matching have more to do with different whites and such (also maybe the formality or accents on particular shoes vs. dresses) – not so much about colored shoes. Different shades of the same color (like white, ivory, etc.) are much harder to “match” than having a contrasting pop of color.
And yeah, like others said – mostly your shoes show in photos because it’s a detail many photographers document. I have photos of my shoes on display before I put them on, photos of me in my dress, putting on my shoes, photos of my shoes showing under my dress when I lifted it to walk, etc etc. By The Way: I wore burgundy shoes with my ivory/gold dress and loved them!
Post # 13
For what it is worth, I had two pairs of shoes — gorgeous, gray satin Badgley Mischka Lucies that I wore while getting ready and took pics in (including the “pull up the hem of your dress” shots) and then I wore super comfy casual black canvas wedge espadrilles for my wedding in the grass! No one noticed….
Post # 14
I just loved fun coloured shoes so I went with a hot pink. Everyone kept telling me that nobody will see them anyways so it’s a waste of money. Turns out that’s not true. In a bunch of pics of me walking around during the day my shoes poked out and it’s one of the things everyone kept talking about and I had people coming up to me all day telling me how much they loved the pop of colour. So just a heads up people might see your shoes, even with a long gown and if they do, they will probably love it 🙂 And because I loved my shoes so much, here’s a few examples of how they looked when I was showing them off and examples of them just poking through.
And two times when they just showed up on their own 🙂
This was when everyone saw my shoes for the first time and were shocked lol.
It’s hard to tell from this angle, but the guests definitely noticed them.
And they came out again when I was just walking back down the aisle. I love that you can see them in photos, but if you were hoping people didn’t notice them then I might pick a less bright colour.