Post # 47
@dulcevida: since the poll was ‘would YOU splurge on wedding shoes’, i voted no. i paid $40 for my wedding shoes and by no means would have spent over $200 – but that’s because 1) you don’t see the shoes during the day hardly at all and 2) i just don’t have that sort of budget for shoes, period!
but in terms of whether YOU should spend that – if you can do it responsibly, it’s in the budget and Fiance doesn’t mind, go for it.
Post # 48
+1, just for the record no one asked to see my shoes either. i wore my $40 heels for the ceremony and photos and changed into t-strap steve maddens for dancing. the shoes aren’t in any photos or anything, except the “shoe” photo and when my Maid/Matron of Honor is putting them on me.
Post # 49
@dulcevida: You need to change the poll so we can vote on multiples. It doesn’t make sense otherwise.
Post # 50
Thank you bees for sharing all of your opinions and advice! I really appreciate you taking the time to help me figure this out. Also thanks for posting pictures of your wedding shoes. Bees have the best taste and all of your shoes are gorgeous!
@bitsybee I actually love your logic and not just because it gives me the shoes lol– But rolling the money saved from the dress does make me feel better about splurging on the shoes!
@californiabride2013 thank you so much for those suggestions! We’re getting married in NYC and lots of our photography locations are outside. I think if it rains we’ll stick to indoors though. I totally think I could and will wear the shoes again after the wedding.
@beachbride1216 This is almost a verbatim conversation I had with FI! We both have family abroad and between frequent flyer miles and flight deals are able to save a lot on travel. I do totally realize that we could have a nice vacation (and do a lot of other great things) for the same price of the shoes.
@flowercrowns Your story makes me feel hopeful that I’ll get a deal! I am ALL about storewide sales. I will definitely keep an eye out and maybe I will end up not having to pay retail.
@canadajane YES! that’s exactly how I feel lol. Thank you so much for sharing and for giving me the encouragement I needed!
I think I got all the advice I needed, Bees. I’m going to get my dream shoes! Thank you all so much! I’ll close the post now.