Credit Crunch Bride

The pain of over-priced bridal shoes

In Dresses, Shoes on April 27, 2009 at 6:31 pm
put your feet up and shoe shop online with Zappos.com

Put your feet up and shoe shop online with Zappos.com

Price Tag Shock Syndrome is frequently reported in regard to bridal shoes. The cost-per-wear is incredibly high and generally they’re icky, tasteless items. Here’s the Credit Crunch Bride’s guide to avoiding wasting vast amounts of cash on shoes you’ll never wear again:

1. Fashion first, wedding second. A good rule of thumb is if you wouldn’t dream of wearing that style normally, don’t let your fashion suffer for your wedding.

2. Don’t do white. Pewter, red, gold, taupe or silver are infinitely more re-wearable.

3. No one will see them. If you’re wearing a full length dress, get something cheap, comfy and not too high. It’s not as if anyone will ever know if you even wear trainers. Pick up cheapos from Monsoon and save your Jimmy Choo budget for another time.

From Monsoon's bridal collection - Marlena £55

From Monsoon's bridal collection - Marlena £55

4. Highstreet can work. Coast and Dune have lots of bridalish options.

Coast shoes in beige and silver now on sale for £29 - a bargainista's wet dream

Coast shoes in beige and silver now on sale for £29 - a bargainista's wet dream

Here’s Marie Claire’s Top 10 bridal shoes.

5. Wear flip flops and bring some hippyish charm to your nuptials.

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  1. FLIP-FLOPS at your wedding for a “hippy-feel”?!? Are you sure?!?

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