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Pink Wedding Shoes & Justifying the Cost

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At first, in my mind, I really thought that I would like to wear a colored wedding gown. Nothing too bold, but maybe a blush or a gold. I tried on several colored dresses, and loved them. However, deep down inside of me there must be a traditionalist, because I just didn’t feel like a bride. In the end I settled on an ivory gown (it looks white to me!) but have decided that I want to show some love for my favorite color via my shoes.

Shoes are awesome because they are hidden by long gowns, so they won’t be the first thing people notice (don’t want to be distracting from the expensive dress!) but they are a great way to show personality. Our wedding theme is “colorful, coastal chic” and so I want to balance the fun with the classic look.

I immediately settled on pink shoes, and totally latched onto these Kate Spade wedges. I love the color, I think the wedge looks comfortable, and I am OBSESSED with the bow. But they’re $328. That’s way more than I would normally ever spend on two pairs of shoes, forget one! I really want to treat myself for my wedding day, but that seems outrageous.

To put it in perspective, my wedding dress cost less than $800 (before tax & shipping & alterations, haha)! Would I really spend 41% of what I spent on a wedding gown on shoes?! To be fair, I could buy them now and sweep them away with a regular credit card payment, and not even really allot them towards my “wedding clothing budget” (they’re totally reuseable!) I certainly could. But should I?

Only time will tell – but in the meantime, tell me, how much would you spend on wedding shoes?

The Ultimate Pink Wedding Shoe & How much is too much to spend on shoes for your wedding - Charleston Crafted

Clockwise from top left
Kate Spade – Charm – Peep Toe Pump • Kate Spade • $325.00
Paris Hilton Bethany • Paris Hilton • $32.99
Isaac Mizrahi New York ‘Jujubee’ Sandal (Online Only) • Isaac Mizrahi • $90.95
Kate Spade New York Imelda Peep-Toe Bow Sandal, Rio Pink • Kate Spade • $350.00
Manolo Blahnik Iagu Scalloped Suede d’Orsay, Coral • Manolo Blahnik • $335.00
Head over Heels Boden Pointed Toe Heeled Court Shoes • Dorothy Perkins • $69.00
Kate Spade New York Iberis Bow Wedge Sandal, Zinia Pink • Kate Spade • $328.00
Oscar de la Renta Scalloped bow-embellished leather pumps • Oscar de la Renta • $278.00


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