(Closed) Would this be too much for bridesmaid shoes?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Is it ok to have them buy these shoes?
    Yes : (9 votes)
    15 %
    No : (23 votes)
    37 %
    Let them pick their own shoes : (30 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 3
    2066 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Those are Nina shoes – right?  You can get them a lot cheaper than $80 – just google the style.  If you do your best to get them as cheap as possible and your Bridesmaid or Best Man can afford it, then its okay.  If you think your BMs can’t afford it, then just have them wear the shoes of their choice.  

    Post # 3
    1267 posts
    Bumble bee

    For me they are not rewearable.  They kind of look shiny and whitish.  Maybe the pic is off?  But I think spending more than half of what the dress costs on shoes they  may not be able to wear again is asking a bit much.  Maybe if you paid half of each, then $40 wouldn’t be too bad.  Good luck!  Have you sent them the pick and asked them if they would honestly rewear them?  Maybe they would.

    Post # 4
    3981 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I wouldn’t be happy being forced to pay $80 for shoes that I may or may not wear again. Honestly, nobody will really pay attention to their shoes so I would give them a color (I am assuming silver) and have them buy heels in that color that they WILL like and can wear again and if they choose to spend $80 and buy those shoes, great! If they can’t afford it, you will have given them a better option for them.

    Post # 5
    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Are you planning on having them dyed or wearing white shoes? Because I have never in my life (including my wedding day) worn a pair of white shoes. I do not even like sneakers that are white.

    Post # 6
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would never wear them again, thus it would be money wasted to me. Why can’t the bridesmaids just pick shoes they like in the color you choose? They won’t even be in 99% of the pictures. That way, nobody secretly resents you for making them spend a lot of money on something they have to donate.

    Post # 8
    520 posts
    Busy bee

    I probably would not rewear them and I think $80.00 is a lot.  That said, it totally depends upon the style your BM’s wear (maybe they will love the shoes and totally rewear them), as well as their financial status.  While $80.00 is a lot to some, to others it’s not.

    Post # 9
    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Oh, OK, They looked white in the pic. No need for all caps 🙂

    Metallic color shoes can be hard to find. I had trouble with that because I wanted a goldish color that was not too shiny. I acknowledged the fact that people may not own or want to own gold shoes and I just gifted them to my BMs. Have you asked them how they would feel about buying silver shoes?

    Post # 10
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I personally would not be able to re-wear silver shoes, so $80 would be rather expensive for me. 

    Maybe talk to your BMs and ask what a reasonable range for shoe prices is and then try to find a pair of shoes that matches that price range.  When you talk to the girls, if they say they will be able to re-wear silver dress shoes all the time, they may be willing to spend more.  However, if they don’t think they will re-wear silver shoes, I would try to find a much lower priced pair that looks silver – they will only being wearing them once after all.

    Edit: I wanted to add that my wedding shoes were Nina’s, and they were extremely uncomfortable.  I wore them at home ahead of time to break them in, but still took them off ASAP on the wedding day.  During the ceremony, I started to worry that I would have to take the off!  Of course, that’s just my experience.  Have you had better luck with that brand?

    Post # 12
    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    LOL non-matching vs. matching shoes is one of those things that only we as brides even notice. It would not be a big deal if they did not match but if you want them to match then that is your decision ultimately.

    Post # 13
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Sorry, that’s too much to ask them to spend.

    Post # 14
    5889 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @Ms.Teddy: i think you can’t ask some girls to pay for the shoe and some not to… if that’s what you meant by three wearing the style and three not.  honestly, regardless of their taste, how badly can they mess up a silver shoe?  unless they usually wear stripper style platform monstrocities, i think you are safe  =)

    (no offense to the strippers out there….your shoe choices are lovely and appropriate for your profession)

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