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:
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:
Or I could be a little more daring and go with colored shoes like these by Paris Hilton:
Or these by Nina:
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?)
Or some plain (at least compared to the Louboutins) glitter heels:
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:
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?
- Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- Autism Paraeducator/ Student
- Wedding Date:
- March 2012
- FatherÃ¢Â€Â™s Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center