Today's Dilemma

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lately I have realized that I have been putting off making decisions about my attire, beyond the dress, on the day of the wedding. It is time to buckle down.

I know I want Navy shoes. For a long time, I have wanted THESE Navy shoes:

This is the Kate Spade Gali Shoe. I have loved them for a long time.
Sadly, they are still $351.00.

The green ones have gone down in price, but of course, not the blue.

I have a hard time rationalizing this purchase, even though I love them so much - but when else in life will I be able to rationalize this price on shoes?? All of the comments say how comfortable they are, and that they also ordered them for their weddings (in white and ivory, mostly). Even the fiance has sanctioned the why do I still hesitate? (Probably because I have an ongoing wedding budget in my head).

Today, I stumbled across these lovelies from J.Crew:

The Nicolette strappy heel.

These babies are $188.00, but there are promos often enough which could make them an even better deal. They are a quarter of an inch higher than the Kate Spade's...which may make a difference in a 12+ hour day. But, I may be able to get more use out of them after the wedding.

There are also some more options on Zappos, mostly from a brand 'rsvp' that all range from $65.00-$79.00. They are cute, but the reviews don't seem to be that great regarding comfort...and they are all something that I feel like I would buy for any-day wear. I don't know that they would make me feel all that 'bridal'.

So here is the dilemma - do I go with the dreamy bridal shoes, the practical midrange, or the cute, but not comfortable, affordables? (I feel a little like those people on House Hunters must, when the host boils their choices down to select catch phrases).

P.S. I could also always order them all and see what I like best in person? Who has ordered from Zappos?


Shelby March 26, 2009  

My advice? GO for the cheaper, less comfy shoes...I figure skated for over 10 years and know every Blister Prevention Tactic known to exist ;)

But serio, wear 'em around the house for a bit (don't let Bings get to them...), buy the cute petal shaped in-soles for the balls of your feet (they work wonders!) and have one of your BMs carry some nude moleskin pads (like soft, cushy bandaids) in their purse for day of...the dress will cover it and if your feet need to show for a few prof pics, we'll rip em off and put new ones on when you're done :)

The Hrudowsky Family March 26, 2009  

I say get the mid range since you can wear them again. Then bring some flip flops to put on when your feet hurt. No one will see the flip flops.

Dana Duncan Photography March 26, 2009  

I'm definitely on the other end of the spectrum... I think you should make sure you really consider comfort. You are going to be on your feet all day and the last thing you want is to be uncomfortable.

On the other hand---As a photographer---I say SPLURGE on a HOT pair of shoes! I think a POP of color {especially in shoes or flowers} can make for some really awesome pictures . In the grand scheme of things--- I say this is your big day--- enjoy yourself some shoes :)

veganmegan March 26, 2009  

i know you love the expensive shoes, but to be honest, I don't think they would go with your dress. I think a shoe that is a little more simple (but still navy) would complement the dress better.

Stormy March 27, 2009  

I have not ordered from Zappos, but I know people who have and only say good things. They come very quickly and are really easy to return if you don't like them...order them...the worst that can happen is you don't like them and you return them!

Adam and Jessica March 27, 2009  

I like the J Crew shoe...they are mid range in terms of expense and they look like something you could potentially wear post wedding since they dont have rinestones. A little simpler, but still gorgous! Oh and I had fancy slippers to wear when my heals were tired, you know like those asian looking ones. Those were a cute alternative and still pretty under the dress.

Cola March 27, 2009's my vote: order ALL shoes and check out the "comfort" issue...the J Crew straps look narrow...which usually makes for a VERY uncomfortable shoe. If you buy the Spades, you can always resell them afterwards, which makes them more of a bargain....loves eBay.

Meredith March 27, 2009  

Let me echo the call for comfort. I wore heels for the ceremony and then switched to flats for the party. I love those shoes, and can understand why you are in love!

As for Zappos, I LOVE THEM! Shoes arrive in a day. Great return policy. I would recommend them in a heartbeat!

Hale March 30, 2009  

Not that you need more advice at this point, but I actually like the J Crew ones. The simplicity of the design is really nice and I know they would look good on your feet!

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