Picking shoes for a destination wedding is not an easy task.
I had a hard enough time picking my own shoes, but when it came to the boys, I was kerflumuxed. Given what the groomsmen and groom are wearing, what type of footwear would be most appropriate? Shoes? Sandals? And what color??
Well, since Mr. Breezy is wearing a suit and tie, we figured sandals wouldn’t cut it. I know a lot of people equate hot climates with sandals, but I don’t think they’re necessary. Our ceremony is in the evening when it will have cooled down a bit. Not to mention the fact that there is going to be a LOT of dancin’ goin’ on at this wedding, and shoes seem to be a better choice for that.
I gave him some ideas, but in the end, here’s what Mr. Breezy went and picked out all by his lonesome:
Yes, I did indeed almost fall down from shock. He did a pretty good job, no? He’s not the kind of guy to wear a white shoe, but really, with his light grey pants, it was the only way to go.
As for the groomsmen, we bought their entire outfits so they wouldn’t have to worry about them (and also because they were already spending so much money to go down to the Dominican for our wedding), but when it came to shoes, we figured that everyone had their own style and comfort level, so we decided to let them take care of that part.
Of course, given their outfits, not any old shoe would do, so I sent them an email:
Hello sexy men,
Now before you go rolling your eyes or getting scared, please relax because Mr. Breezy has reined in my bridezilla tendencies (mostly) and so there is nothing for you to worry about. No having to go rent suits or get pants fitted or any of that, I’ve done all the shopping for you so you just have to show up.
So, just in case you wanted to see what you guys will be wearing, I’ve attached a photo. It’s a pair of light grey pants with a light purple button-down and a tie.
Just make sure you BRING SHOES. I’d like to gently recommend a pair of light colored shoes… Mr. Breezy got some white loafer-type shoes for himself (after some similar gentle persuasion) but you don’t have to do that if you don’t want. White/tan/grey shoes or sandals would be fine—black or brown shoes would look sort of goofy though, because the pants are such a light grey.
Okay, I’m done terrorizing you. You are now free to email Mr. Breezy and get your joke on (at my expense… but hey, I’m used to it).
Miss Sea Breeze
I hope it works.
This wasn’t too bridezilla of me, was it? Did you let your groomsmen pick their own non-black shoes?