WeddOMG: The Shoes

Maybe my mom felt a little deprived because we only went to one bridal salon to try on dresses, but within thirty seconds of driving away from that appointment, she was already talking about what shoes I was going to wear. The next day she dragged me around from store to store, looking for something that would work. I really had to indulge her on this one. The reality of the gown purchase hadn't even sunk in yet. Couldn't we just enjoy it and celebrate our success? We were being so efficient up until that point, and now here we were, on a Saturday at the mall, attempting to find bridal shoes.

I don't know about where you live, but here in the Triangle area, department stores just don't carry many bridal-appropriate shoes. I get that lots of brides are opting to do the bright pop of color on their feet, but I am trying to avoid the obvious trends like that. Plus, our color palette doesn't really lend itself to footwear. I just want a white--or maybe silver--shoe that isn't too high or uncomfortable.

My shoes are hardly going to be visible, so they just need to be the right height and not clash with my gown for the occasional peek at my feet when I'm out twirling on the dance floor. Oh yeah, and they have to feel good. Like, better than any of the formal shoes I have ever worn in my entire life. Let's be real: most formal shoes hurt like a bitch. How many proms did you spend barefoot?*

So, I've been consulting the online bride forums, and over and over again, I've seen women recommend Jimmy Choos for their comfort. The price tag for a pair of pumps is more than shocking, but for something that is going to feel and look fabulous? I think it might be worth it.

While perusing the Jimmy Choo website, I saw that there's a whole bridal boutique! My current obsession is this sparkly pair.


What do you think? And a larger question: bridal shoes--splurge or save?

*My answer: four.

8 comments:

  1. Okay here is my question for you: do you plan to wear them again? Because if those babies are simply for your wedding then the reasonable part of me says find something not so expensive. But if you think you'll find use for them again then I say go for it... they're gorgeous.

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    1. I would definitely want to wear them again. That's why I'm thinking I'd rather not get a totally white pair of shoes.

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    1. What kind of shoes did you wear on your wedding day?

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  3. Comfort first. I refuse to wear uncomfortable shoes. It's worth almost any amount of money to have something you can dance and enjoy your evening in even if you don't ever wear them again.

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    1. This is how I'm leaning, too. Especially in the grand scheme of the wedding, it doesn't seem that outrageous (which is the problem with paying for a wedding....)

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  4. Those shoes are beautiful... and could justify it by wearing them again and again. But in the grand scheme of things, and how they won't be seen much, I would probably save...

    Maybe when you are older and and the kids are out of college, buy yourself some Jimmy Choos? :)

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  5. Splurge. They are great shoes and you will wear them again. My sister in law splurged on a pair of shoes for her wedding and not only did they look amazing, they were extremely comfortable. She was able to keep her shoes on all night. I, on the other hand, wore terribly uncomfortable shoes to her wedding and my feet were killing me by the cocktail hour. When I took them off, I spent the rest of the night tripping over the dress that was hemmed for the height of my shoes.

    Splurge on the shoes that are comfortable and that you love. You won't regret it.

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