(Closed) Would it be ridiculous to have my bridesmaids buy shoes?

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The last wedding I was in we were told we had to buy sparkley gold pumps, which I wasn’t totally thrilled about because I’ll never wear them again.  I ended up finding a pair for $15 so it wasn’t a big deal in the end, and she also let us pick our own dresses which saved some money for me as well. Long story short, I think it would be ok to ask them to wear silver shoes!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

No, I don’t think so at all, especially when the dresses were so inexpensive.  I told all my BMs that they’re going to have to get the same color shoes, but I don’t really care about the style, whether or not they have heels, or what.  But I do want the color to be all the same. 

Plus, silver shoes are easy to find cheap and can be reworn again to sparkle up boring outfits!

Post # 5
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1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It’s kind of expected when you accept a Bridesmaid or Best Man role that you will be buying your attire. I think your BM’s will manage just fine….shoes don’t have to be that pricey. They will live.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I say it is okay! Long as they can pick a style and are comfy in that shoe it is good. I did that for my wedding. I just told my girls they could pick any style in one of the 3 colors we did for the wedding.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it is pretty much accepted that the bridemaids will need to buy shoes.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I asked my bridesmaids to purchase silver sandals for my wedding. They were able to buy whatever silver sandals they wanted, as long as the shoes had some sort of heel, and did not make a “slapping” sound when the person wearing them walked down the aisle.

Post # 9
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

actually all my bridesmaids were asking if they needed to be looking for champagne shoes to match their dresses (I didn’t want them to, too matchy matchy for my taste), so I think they won’t be too surprised.  Plus you’re allowing them to look anywhere, including clearance and sales at TJMaxx or whereever!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had to find silver sandals for my friend’s wedding this past July. We didn’t mind buying especially cuz it was so much fun to look for them! Our dresses were $160, custom made.

Good thing is, I’m gonna ask them to re-use their silver sandals for MY wedding!

I don’t think it’s bad to ask them to purchase shoes. I mean, their dresses were for a very good price already. I’m sure there are some sales that they could take advantage of!

Post # 11
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4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

http://www.shiekhshoes.com has shoes for really cheap you can search by color and size and find GREAT deals! They have them for as low as $10

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

No, I pretty much expect to have to buy new shoes as a bridesmaid.  If I don’t it’s a bonus, but I would never be annoyed about it.

Post # 13
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3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I asked my girls to wear red heels! =) Didnt seem to be a problem, they seemed happy to and thought it was a cute idea too!

Post # 14
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550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

They’re so many places to get great deals on shoes! DSW, Off Broadway, TJ Maxx, Marshalls plus various online sites.  I don’t think it’s too big of a deal.  I told my Maid/Matron of Honor she can wear the shoes she wore to her sister’s wedding since they were gold or silver.  Doesn’t really matter to me plus I gave her the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think it would be okay, esp. since the dresses are cheap and you aren’t giving them a specific, expensive shoe to buy. I mean, they could go to payless and get something cute for a good price right now.

Post # 16
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2158 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Usually  I would say no way, but since the dresses were so cheap I’d think it’s acceptable

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