These Shoes Are Made for Walking: Where to Start”¦

With all of the current trends in bridal shoes, I had absolutely no idea were to start. I like shoes, I like all kinds of shoes, I like all kinds of colors of shoes. Sigh. Before the shoe hunting had even started, I was already shutting down due to being overwhelmed. I gave myself a couple of days to regain my composure and I turned to my favorite way of making decisions:


Image via Amazon

Yes, I turned to my one true love: Post-Its. I have about 15 different colored Post-Its so I picked out several colors and got to work. What I did was write down the different types of wedding shoes I could potentially go with.

I could go with plain, white, bridal shoes:


Image via David’s Bridal

Or I could be a little more daring and go with colored shoes like these by Paris Hilton:


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Or these by Nina:


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I also had a category for sparkles:

I could go blinged out and buy some strassed shoes. (BTW these Louboutins are about 1/5 of my entire wedding budget and were never actually in the running. But a girl can dream right?)


Image via Barney’s New York

Or some plain (at least compared to the Louboutins) glitter heels:


Image via Charlotte Russe

I loved the possibilities that all of these shoes had. Especially the colored shoes and the blingy shoes. However, none of the shoes seemed that personal to me. I just couldn’t put my finger on what I was missing in these shoes. After searching online some more for shoes, I came across these:


Image Via Figgie Shoes / Photography by Michele Bowman Photography

I knew then and there, that I had to have a pair of these wonderful shoes. These had everything I was looking for: the fun, the personal, the beautiful. I immediately contacted Figgie Shoes to find out how the price and I was devastated—they were way outside of my budget. I looked desperately to see if I could move things around to get them, but they simply were too much. Just as I was about to give up hope, Mr. D suggested that I buy my own pair of white shoes and do them myself, he said I was a good artist and should at least try. There is no way that they would be as good as Deborah Thompson’s work, but I could still have my fun, unique shoes. So I took what Mr. D said into consideration and began the hunt for the perfect white shoes in which to utilize on this enormous feat.

Next time: If the shoe fits”¦

Are you personalizing your wedding shoes? How?


Mrs. Doily

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Wedding Date:
March 2012

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:09 pm

    What a cool idea, I can’t wait to see what you do with this!

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    Zarn, Guest @ 6:13 am

    I lurrrrvvvv the FiggieShoes…WOW! Under an ivory vintage dress – what a statement!

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:41 am

    Oooooo! I can’t wait to see how this goes–I’ve never seen shoes like that before!

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    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:23 am

    Wow, those are beyond cool. Can’t wait to see what you do to make your own!

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    anna4041 98 posts, Worker bee @ 12:56 pm

    Any post with shoes is worth drooling over. I went with sparkly just because my dress is not sparkly and I wanted some sparkle. I do want to personalize them, but not sure how yet. Put I Do on the bottoms? Have people sign them? IDK

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    misssparkler 488 posts, Helper bee @ 1:40 pm

    WOW. So cool! I hope you try this! So unique!

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    Becky | Figgie Shoes, Guest @ 1:44 pm

    Thanks for the love, Miss Doily! I wish we could have painted you a pair, but it’ll be exciting to see what you come up with! Good luck! :D

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    doily 1720 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:52 pm

    @Becky | Figgie Shoes: Oh I wish you could have too! I have already hinted to Mr. D that a pair of your holiday or everyday ones would be a great Christmas present!

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    gazelle 1019 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:46 pm

    You are going to DIY your shoes? Way to go! I can’t wait to see how they turn out!

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    hisbahamamama 994 posts, Busy bee @ 11:36 am

    Thanks for putting me on to these..I’m thinking e-photos!

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    Laura M. | smash your t.v., Guest @ 11:01 pm

    Hey! My first comment on your posts! It’s about time, eh? Anyway… I really wanted those Nina shoes in that color!!! I wanted green shoes. That was my criteria. Unfortunately, green shoes are hard to find in my size…. so I settled on a pair from David’s Bridal that was dyed clover. To my disappointment, the color wasn’t as bright and vivid as I wanted. But they’re green, so they’ll have to do… Have fun personalizing your shoes!! :D


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