One, Two, Dye My Wedding Shoe?

By Azure Nelson, Published Sep 10, 2009

Although there are alternatives, most brides expect to spend money on a wedding dress they’ll only wear once. But what about shoes? Shoes don’t really become heirlooms, and I haven’t seen anyone successfully pull off white heels and jeans since the 80s, so what exactly are you supposed to do with wedding shoes? Here’s an idea, don’t buy white ones. I bought blue shoes for my wedding and let them do double duty as my “something blue.” I don’t feel bad that they’re the most expensive shoes I ever bought because, seven years later, I still love to break them out with certain spring dresses. Another idea is to take a page from your bridesmaid’s book and go with dyeables, like these affordable options from Lela Rose, available online at Unforgettable Moments. You can also go into any Payless Shoes, try the shoes on and order them in the color you want. That way you’ll know you’re get the exact color you’re looking for. Wear them white for your wedding, then dye them later. Or, go ahead and pick a color that you know you’ll wear for years to come. What do you think? Are you ready to make your shoes your something blue? Or pink, or purple...

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