Our bride blogger, Alicia, is back for installment 7 on the Modern Wedding blog! She's been focusing on her all-important wedding shoes over the last few weeks...
To Choo or not to Choo? That is the question.
When choosing bridal shoes there are two arguments: "If you can't wear a designer shoe on your wedding day then when can you?" and "Don't bother spending money on shoes because nobody sees them anyway". Where do you fit in this debate?
I hadn't thought about bridal shoes until I saw a tiny image of THE MOST amazing shoe in a magazine. It was a gorgeous stiletto sandal in bright gold and glitter that would look amazing under a wedding dress or teamed with skinny jeans (post-wedding day bonus).
The shoe's name is Greta and the designer is Jimmy Choo (pictured above). I had never owned a designer shoe, nor had I thought about it, but now it was an infatuation. I couldn't stop thinking about Greta and her price tag: AUD$1,100(ish)...almost as much as my dress!
It tormented me for months. Around and around the argument went: "If you can't have a designer shoe..." vs "Nobody's going to see your shoes!". I couldn't justify the price, but at the same time I didn't stop looking at the website. A few months later it came up on sale - Greta at 50% OFF!
That was now a price tag of $500(ish) dollars...almost justifiable. I picked up the phone and called the nearest store. Was my size in stock? Yes. Could I make some bogus work excuse? Yes. (I was sick - shoe sick). So off I went to try on the Choo.
The verdict? TERRIBLE. The beautiful shoe made my feet look awful! Admittedly, going for a big run first was probably a bad idea (think knobby feet with popping veins), plus with decades of that kind of running I don't quite have model feet. So in the end it was...No Deal.
Now I have justified it in a different way. I have saved myself at least $1,000 to spend on something else...! It's funny how logic works.
My thoughts have now turned to fun shoes that add a surprise pop of colour or girly fun to a wedding dress. Turquoise, pink, gold, polka dots...
What do you think? What did you Choo(se) for your wedding shoe?
About Alicia: Alicia is a water scientist by day and a blogger/jogger/home cooker by night. She is madly in love with her fiancé Shane, Pinterest and her fitness program. Check out her Pinterest board and lifestyle blog.
Alicia is guest blogging for the Modern Wedding blog leading up to her wedding day. She resides in Manly, Sydney, and is a Victorian country girl at heart. Swing by Modern Wedding Facebook or Modern Wedding Twitter and ask Alicia a question.