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wedding shoes

I've ordered like $500 worth of shoes in the past couple weeks, and yes I'm sending most of them back, but hey, isn't life grand when random shoes show up at your door when you get home all the time?

I ordered some various white dressy flat shoes. I am over six feet tall, and the man is basically my same height, and when we go out I wear heals a lot because I don't really mind being taller than him. I mean, it's cool to own it, right? But for our wedding I wanted to look about even when we're standing in front of everyone. Anyway these coloriffics are the best out of those.

they still feel stupid though... maybe because I don't wear white dress shoes ever. plus they bring back all these annoying memories of the shoes I've bought so I wouldn't be taller. I was the girl who wore old lady flats to senior prom. the one who wears loafers to work every day. anti-elegant. genetically non-bridal. I cannot relate to the sex and the city characters buying cute strappy heals to go with outfits, because i would scare people... and I should not even try to be elegant in flats because flats are, well, not elegant.

On the other hand... last Christmas I bought the man some black and gray pinstripe converse all-stars, and he loves them to death, we joked about them being his wedding chucks. well he really is getting married in them now. it's sort of the one last thing we're clinging to as a reminder of the time this would be a small, simple, non-traditional, not too much family involved affair. So I ordered myself some to wear during the reception, I picked out these white ones with black flowers on the sides... my dress is all white with glassy beads and no black anywhere on it, but it's also very very long so nobody will see the flowers unless they want to, or I'm really running somewhere.

the weird thing is, I absolutely love these shoes. I love putting them on and thinking about my wedding day, I think they're beautiful, I feel special. well, princessy. I own scores of converses, I still have pairs from when I was 14 or 15 that I've just taped together because they only get more fabulous as they age. so now I've got this big decision about whether to really save them for the reception, or just wear them down the aisle. stop trying to be everyone else's definition of princessy and just make up my own. tougher than you think, serious.



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Jul. 11th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
I'd go with the converses. Reasons why:

1. They make you feel better about you (I get that loud and clear from this post)
2. Practically no one is going to see them and you aren't going to see them in the pictures.
3. Your feet won't hurt so bad you can't dance by the time the wedding is over.
4. You two can have semi matching shoes!!!
5. It's your wedding, and you are doing almost all of the stereotypical things, you have to do something that flaunts the authority.
Jul. 11th, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
I heartily agree and for the same reasons :-)
Jul. 11th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
Agree 100% with this post.

I mean, just to reiterate as a person who got married 3 years ago:
- Nobody sees your shoes. I don't think in the 400+ photos, my shoes showed only *once* when I held up my skirt whilst dancing and kicking my foot out.
- uncomfortable shoes = painful feet = unhappy bride
- go with something that shows your uniqueness and personality!
Jul. 11th, 2007 03:55 am (UTC)
It's apparent from the post that you have made your decision.

I support you in it.
Jul. 11th, 2007 11:20 am (UTC)
that would be awesome. you picked out a dress that fits your personality, didn't you? makes you feel good? you have to do the same with the shoes. anyone who sees you in them at the wedding will either be like "oh man, that is SO spacefem" or secretly wish that they had the guts to do something like that.

my babysitter got married when i was like 7 and i was the flower girl, and apparently when she was a small child her aunt bet her $1000 or something ridiculous that she wouldn't wear sneakers to her wedding. she so did. white keds with lace as laces.
Jul. 11th, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
I think you should go for it- you like these shoes, they make you feel good aiout yourself and your fiancé certainly won't have a problem with it. He's the only one whoose opinion about your shoes should even matter, since it's your day together.
Besides, it's a lot more fun telling 'so I did it!' stories than 'I thought about it and changed my mind' stories.
Jul. 11th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
yes, yes a MILLION TIMES yes!!

you should totally wear them down the aisle. That is a great idea!! :)
Jul. 11th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
Those should be pretty fun shoes. IIRC my wife picked up this lovely pair of John Fluevogs for our wedding (insert page-widening URL here): http://www.fluevog.com/code/?w%5B0%5D=attribute%3AWomens&w%5B1%5D=order%3Afresh&p=75&pp=9&view=detail&colourID=1629
Jul. 12th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
You should (and I know you will) wear what makes YOU feel good! I think I mentioned to you before that I wore bright red shoes for my wedding and changed into baby blue flats at the reception (even though this makes Brian a good nine inches taller than me). This isn't as non-traditional as your Chucks, but who cares? If you like it, it will make your wedding that much better for you and that much more memorable.
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