Monday, December 21, 2015

Wedding Shoes 101 - Haul, Tips & Deals!

Hi Bellas,

I'm backkk!  I've literally been gone for weeks after having my destination wedding and honeymoon.  I'm going to try to get back in the blogging swing of things once Christmas settles and I can't wait to share new material with you.  In the meanwhile, I filmed this wedding shoe haul for you before my wedding and it has such great shoe options for you future brides to be.  I literally scoured the net for several months looking for the best deals and cutest options for all kinds of must-have bridal shoes.  Check it out!

Check out the video!

Online Shopping
First off, if you're an online shopper like me, you do your shopping online, I really recommend signing up for eBates.  It's a site that partners with pretty much any online retailer you can think of, from Amazon to Sephora to Macys.  If you sign up, which is free, you search for the store and you get some amount of cash back which gets sent to you via check or paypal.  eBates opens a browser window to the site you want and you automatically get the discount and you're able to shop like normal and use your typical coupon codes and sign ins.  It's really nitfy and this is totally not sponsored -use my joining link below to sign in:

Ceremony Heels!
If you want something sparkly and gorgeous for your walk down the aisle, I did a lot of searching and found some gorgeous options that are pretty comfy and also photograph beautifully.  In my opinion, the most gorgeous bridal shoe lines are from Betsey Johnson Blue and Badgley Mischka.  Badgley Mischka was a little out of my price range so this is what I scooped up:

These shoes are the classic gorgeous wedding heel with a bit of satin bling, and best of all, a blue bottom for your something blue.  I bought a half size up for my wide feet to make these comfy. I bought this on Black Friday for 50% off but the site seems to always do sales on the regular.  Betsey Johnson is also on eBates at currently 3.5% cash back.  There are so many gorgeous bridal shoes under her Betsey Blue line.

Dreams Pairs by Toto - from Amazon $39.99 free Prime Shipping and Returns
I was looking for a blingy shoe for my Bridal Shower/Bachelorette which wasn't either hella expensive or ultra tacky.  I searched for months and was so pleased to find these shoes from 
Amazon for a great deal!  Plus it's free shipping and returns which worked great as I traded these in for a smaller size (they run a little big).  I got the style Claudia in Gold which looks great with Ivory dresses.  Looking back I would have totally rocked these to my wedding too.

Wedding Flats
I definitely recommend getting a pair of flat shoes to wear to your reception if not

Badgley Mischka Women's Melinda II Dress Sandal, Platino Metallic Suede, 8 M US
These are great for destination weddings or if you want to change into a pair of comfortable flats at your wedding reception.  They run a tiny bit big heads up.  I love how blingy they are and I totally plan on wearing these to future weddings in the future as a guest - they're comfy yet dressy, score!

I got my custom Chuck Taylors from but I first suggest you sign up on eBates so you can get 7% cash back on your purchase.  That's the current deal, when I got mine they were 16% cash back!  I saw the idea on pinterest to inscribe you and the grooms names on the back of the shoe - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas in my case.  I even put one of my wedding colors on the inside of the shoe!  I picked a white leather so it would stay clean, you can also choose traditional canvas.  We even wore these matching shoes during our honeymoon!

Since I had a destination wedding, I knew I wanted some bridal flip flops!  I found some cute white sandals with a bit of silver glitter and bride inscribed on the shoe.  This is also fabulous for a honey moon!  I wore these getting ready in my room as well as on the way to the wedding before I switched into my heels!  They're very affordable and super comfy!
Women‘s Bridal Flip Flop - Gilligan & O‘Malley®

Dancing Shoes!

If you're planning on doing a choreographed wedding dance, it may be worth looking into some official dancing shoes.  I had a number with salsa and lifts in it and I really wanted to be able to pull off the moves and spins without falling over in uncomfy heels.  They are a lower height and even have suede on the bottom to help you spin.  I found this fun, gold glittery pair on amazon that was very comfortable and cute considering they're dance shoes.  It's a bit tough to find cute dance heels but the gold and glitter looks nice in pics

I hope this video was helpful!  I still have some wedding posts to catch up on including Wedding Hospitality/Bridesmaid Goody Bags and more!  If you have any other specific requests, please let me know!


Ethereal Prey said...

omg betsey johnson blue! I love her shoes! A lot of brides love her wedding line!

MakeupJunkie said...

SOOOOO cute!! I love the his & hers Converse's CONGRATS!!