Pretty Little Wedding Shoes

Hive, let’s talk about wedding shoes! My shoe collection is definitely not of Carrie Bradshaw proportions, but nonetheless, I do love me some shoes. I wear heels most days to work, and I like to play dress-up when Mr. Wallaby and I go out and wear some nice heels that don’t get much mileage in my conservative workplace. So wearing heels to the wedding—at least during the ceremony—is a given.

When it comes to shoes, I’m not too picky about the designer. I will happily wear a cute pair of $20 wedges from Target. But when I started looking at wedding blogs, I became crazy about one pretty little pair of shoes: Badgley Mischka’s Randall heels.

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Look at those pretties! / Photos by Ever Whim Photographs / Image via Ruffled Blog

However, those heels cost way more than I have ever spent on shoes, and I felt uncomfortable taking up so much of the budget to buy a fancy pair of shoes. So I started stalking eBay, preownedweddingdresses.com, and Recycled Bride until a pair of Randalls became available in my size. They were silver, which matches the beading on my dress, and they had only been worn once—by another bride, no less. The best part was the price: less than half the cost of buying the same shoes new. So I bit the bullet and ordered the shoes, and a week later these arrived on my doorstep:

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Personal photo

I love that I’m able to recycle something from another bride, and I may resell them myself after the wedding! I’m a little worried about dancing in the heels, though—Mr. W and I act like goofballs on the dance floor and I don’t want to be stepping on his toes. I developed a crush on a certain pair of flats to wear for the reception:

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Vera Wang’s Lavender Luna Jeweled Ballerina Flat / Photo by Blueberry Photography / Image via Style Me Pretty

Again, those shoes were way out of my price range. But, the story has a happy ending—I found a pair of flats from DSW that look just like Vera Wang’s pretty shoes for a fraction of the cost!

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Adrienne Vittadini Ashley flats in silver / Personal photo

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Adrienne Vittadini Ashley flats in silver / Personal photo

I can’t wait to wear those flats on our honeymoon—and as soon as we return to real life too. The hard part is resisting the urge to wear them between now and the wedding.

Did you splurge on your wedding shoes or did you hunt for a bargain?

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Mrs. Wallaby

Location:
Houston
Wedding Date:
November 2012

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    ncsuchick27 400 posts, Helper bee @ 4:12 pm

    I wore those flats at my wedding. Love them!

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    mssmiley 349 posts, Helper bee @ 4:42 pm

    i will spurge if i find the right shoes…. my problem is i want my shoes to be my something blue, really tall, and with out a stiletto. sooooo tough! i used to swoon over badgley mischka’s lyndee shoes, which were very similar to Randall only they were a wedge.

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    FoolsintheRain 844 posts, Busy bee @ 5:42 pm

    I’m wearing those flats at my wedding! Haha, found them through the Bee, seem to be a popular choice!
    Those heels are gorgeous too!

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    bluebelle23 854 posts, Busy bee @ 6:18 pm

    Just ordered a pair of BMs as my very first wedding purchase. They are GORGEOUS! But sadly do not fit my chubby short feet. I’m crushed but happy that I’ve decided to be smart about footwear. No one can see it much and those beauties would certainly ruin my night. :(

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    Almost Mrs.P 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:15 pm

    OMG, I have been drooling over BM Randall this week… but in purple! They are such a gorgeous shoe. Great choice, and great deal hunting!

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    mswallaby 2040 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:32 pm

    @NCSUchick27: Sweet!
    @mssmiley: Aw that does sound like a lot of criteria to fulfill! I haven’t heard of the Lyndees but just Googled them… gorgeous! I am a sucker for wedges, they’re an easy way to get a few extra inches while staying really comfortable.
    @FoolsintheRain: I heard about the flats from the Bee too! So much helpful advice here ;)
    @bluebelle23: I have fairly wide feet too and can totally commiserate too. I force them into narrow and regular shoes, lol – I am pretty tough on my feet and tend to put fashion over function. But I totally agree, you should find a pair of shoes that you’ll be ok in all night, because your wedding will be a lonnggg day!
    @Almost Mrs.P: Ugh I love them in purple too!! You should check eBay ;)

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:42 am

    Both pairs are amazing! i bought my wedding shoes off ebay and I couldn’t be happier! liek you I wasn’t fussed about brand!

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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 5:40 am

    Badgley Mischka’s Randee sandals have been my dream wedding shoes for as long as I can remember. Several months ago, I found them in my size, on sale for only $50!! Needless to say, I snatched them up. ;)

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:43 am

    I loved those shoes too. It just didn’t really work for my feet. aah I will just have to live variously though you!

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    Teeny287 59 posts, Worker bee @ 6:15 am

    Ohhh. Those flats are gorgeous and always take my breath away. I could never find the designer on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing with me! I bought my shoes on 6pm.com, a partner of Zappos but clearance. I didn’t go with a high heel at. I have had a knee surgery and ever since my body doens’t agree with heals for too long. However, I am very short (5’1″) so I wanted a little height on my wedding day. I also wanted my shoes to be purple so I could take those adorable shoe photo opps everyone is doing now. I also am getting married outside and didn’t want to worry about heals digging into the dirt. So I ulimately decided on a wedge peep toe 1.5″ heal–in purple. My shoes are gorgeous but I always wanted flats to have just in case. I may try to find your affordable version of the Vera flat up top. Thanks for sharing!

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    vintagefair 751 posts, Busy bee @ 6:23 am

    I would splurge if i could find a pair that would fit! Curses to my wide feet :/ BUT i LOVE the heels that you bought! SOOO pretty :)

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    superduperbrit 2466 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:52 am

    Adrienne Vittadini made my royal blue wedding flats too. I love your flats too! I love how all of Adrienne Vittadini’s flats have sparkly and are just flat out FUN! I can’t wait to wear mine again

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:54 am

    I wore flats at our reception. You’ll be SO thankful to have them.

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    njmeetsbx 1878 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:25 am

    I wore the randalls and let me tell you, they are beautiful but uncomfortable and I wear high high heels everyday. I too had a pair of dancing flats and thank goodness!

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    Jessica, Guest @ 8:44 am

    The randalls are dreamy! I wore them in blue and adored how they photographed and looked! The added height was much appreciated too :) The flats are adorable and will be much needed for dancing, those heels are definitely too high after awhile…Congrats on your find!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 6:41 am

    oooh those DSWs are good…i may steal this idea…

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