Confession…I bought my wedding shoes before the wedding dress. I think I also might have bought the wedding shoes before we got engaged, but the timeline is a bit fuzzy in my memory on that one…
At first I had visions of some pretty fancy shoes on my wedding day. Maybe this would be the perfect excuse for some Manolo’s??? (I may have been slightly influenced by Carrie Bradshaw…)
Image via Neiman Marcus
They are even called Something Blue! Reality set in when I found out how much they were on a shopping trip to Holt Renfrew. They had the potential to cost more than my wedding dress!
Instead I started looking for purple shoes. Considering the popularity of purple right now I thought there would be a ton of choices. There were plenty online, but I haven’t found a great place to buy shoes online in Canada. Instead I set my sights on the Nine West Jojus.
Pretty, reasonably comfortable, and they don’t cost an arm and a leg…what more could a girl ask for? Plus my dress happens to be the exact right length in these shoes!
I then started to wonder if I might want a pair of flats for later on in the evening. I’m hoping to be shaking my booty all night long and I just know that will be a lot tougher in heels. I don’t want to ditch the shoes and dance away barefoot so I started searching for the perfect pair of purple flats. However…
Difficulty finding purple flats > difficulty finding purple heels…but hello lovelies….the Nine West Zalta…
So cute, right? Purple satin and all blingy! They cost more than my number one pair of Jojus though I didn’t want to spend more money on a second pair of shoes compared to the first one. I sat on the decision for awhile. The shoes were on sale in the US so surely they would go on sale in Canada soon, right? On the odd time that I would go to the mall I would pop into Nine West, but they were still regular price. Then finally one day I was out, running slightly late for meeting my friends for dinner, but I took a quick stop by Nine West on my way out of the mall.
There they were, in the sale section! And they had them in my size! I snatched those puppies up and made it official. I am a two shoe bride!
Are you planning a shoe change at your wedding?
I had two shoes too. But I ended up going barefoot and danced til my toenails turned black. Serious. Half marathon training didn't do anything to my toes, but wedding dancing, look out! LOL
LOL! I have THREE shoes. Uh-Oh! I have my blinged out shoes (high heel) I want to wear for some pictures. My replicated diy louboutin white shoes (low heel)to wear during the ceremony with my dress and I have a white pair of old navy flip flops to wear while dancing. Yes, I know.. I need help! LOL!
My best friend had the blue MBs for her wedding. They are lovely but very uncomfortable for spending 9+ hours on your feet. After the first dance she changed to flats!
I have the NW Jojus but in fushia!! I LOVE them!! I wore them to a friend's wedding this summer and my feet hurt really badly by the time the dance started. I didn't bring any flats so I was stuck wearing them all night. I definitely recommend having a 2nd pair of shoes!
I love your flats also!! I may have to check those out for myself...
My wedding shoes were Nine West also! Looking back I wish I wore a fancy colour but mine were white with rhinestones on the strap and heel. For a 4 inch heel they didn't hurt that badly- I wore them the entire day/night and didn't switch to my flats at all. Guess the adrenaline kicked in!
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