It's A Shoe Thing

"Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life.'' - Anonymous I must admit that I have been spending an unhealthy amount of time drooling over shoes online in search of the perfect pair to wear on the big day. Early on in my wedding planning I briefly thought about wearing cute flats the whole day but I quickly dismissed that idea after seeing so many fabulous shoe shots on just about every post of every wedding blog I stalk.  I've decided to jump on board the killer heels train and to suffer through the inevitable pain...of course, I just might have to have an adorable pair of flats on hand for later in the evening...a girl needs options, right?!

When I began my search, I immediately fell in love with a pair of Gucci heels that are not even on the same planet as my budget.  I quickly realized that many of the shoes I am drawn to come with hefty price tags.  However, I also noticed that there are many knock-offs/similar styles out there to choose from. Lucky for you, I've done the dirty work and have put together some examples of high vs. lower priced shoe options that are sure to fit any budget. Check them out and let me know what you think!

I also came across some amazing DIY tutorials for making your own crystal shoes. One bride-to-be even covered the bottom of her shoes in glitter...such a fun idea!  Check out her tutorial here.

The question is, should you splurge or save on your wedding shoes? What type of shoes are you planning to wear? Are any of you planning on adding any fun details to your footwear? Do tell!

Shop till you drop: kate spade, j.renee, miu miu, aldo, badgley mischka (ivory), rsvp, badgley mischka (blush), bp platinum, jimmy choo, michael antonio, giuseppe zanotti, gucci, steve madden

A Whole Lot of Texture by Dana Goodson Photography

This wedding is filled with frills, flowers and a whole lot of texture. I'm loving the dress look and of course the Badgley's are just classic. And why not add some definite statement colors to the tables with those purple florals.

Event Designer: WED
Reception Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation
Invitation Designer: Studio R
Dress Store: Jenny Lee Bridal
Cake Designer: The Cake Stand
Ceremony Location: Lowndes Grove Plantation
Linens and Coverings: Cloth Connection,nuage designs
Equipment Rentals: Snyder Event Rental