style, comfort &/or color {bridal shoes}

In exactly 2 months from today I will be married... OMG! The next 60 days or so will be filled with bridal showers, last minute vendor meetings, and finalizing the details. One of those details is picking out what shoes I'm going to wear. Lately the trend has been to wear a pop of color. I once thought that I would go that route, but now I'm leaning toward something more traditional and elegant. Oh and here's something we rarely think about ladies.... COMFORT! Yes we want to look gorgeous from head to toe on our wedding day, but at what cost? I don't know about you, but I think I'm going to wear something feminine and elegant for the ceremony and photos, then opt for something more comfortable and stylish for the reception. Here's some of my inspiration:

TOMS, Miu Miu, Badgley Mischka Kate Spade & Stewart Wietzman

Badgley Mischka & BHLDN Steve Madden &  Jimmy Choo

What about you? Can you swing the 5 inch heels all night, or are you going to have a second pair of fancy flats to hit the dance floor with?

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