I was on the hunt for sparkly wedding shoes and these were the ones I tried! I especially loved everything by Badgley Mischka.
We knew we wanted “simplify” to be the theme of our wedding planning. We want to focus on making the day about celebrating the two of us joining lives and less about details that make a Pinterest-perfect wedding. For example, we are foregoing ceremony decorations (like flowers on the end of the aisles) and programs because that stuff only gets 15 minutes of fame anyways. But don’t you worry — it will still be a beautiful event!
We’ll be using vintage cheese boxes, lanterns and burlap runners from my friend Erin, and these beautiful vases that belonged to my grandmother.
Picking a venue that had a lot of perks all in one was key. Ours will be both the ceremony and reception, which makes logistics so much easier, and includes rentals like tables, chairs, and a tent.
Wedding tasks we have completed:
- Venue (ceremony + reception)
- Photographer (Cannot wait to work with Cramer Photo!)
- DJ (Thomas was in charge of this one!)
- Table decor
- Wedding rings
Let’s Talk About Sparkly Wedding Shoes!
Let’s talk about shoes, which have been anything but easy to choose! How can I find a dress more easily than I can find shoes?!
Here is the selection of shoes that I considered:
I loved all of the Badgley Mischka brand shoes. But shoes are so hard to gauge without trying on, so I knew I would need to order a bunch to compare. Since this brand is quite expensive (averaging $200 a pair) I didn’t really want to spend $1,000+ on my credit card and then return all but the winning pair. Returns can be such a hassle. So I had the idea to drive down to Nordstrom in Richmond and try them on.
Lauren and I took a road trip down, and I was shocked to discover that Nordstrom didn’t have a single pair of wedding shoes in the whole store. (I should have called first!) We ended up looking at Dillard’s, and found the store brand Alex Marie had tons of cute sparkly formal shoes.
They were all comfortable and much more reasonably priced — $65-70.
I ended up buying these, which were the comfort winners. I thought I was done with shoe shopping!
But once I was home with them, I started to second-guess the pointed heel. A portion of our wedding will be on grass, and I felt a little wobbly on this heel too. Plus when I wore them on our hardwoods instead of the stable carpet of the store, I felt like I might slip. The last thing I want to think about when walking down the aisle is wobbling or slipping! So I decided to order my two favorite Badgley Mischka shoes — both with wedge heels — and just see how they felt.
Turns out I loved both of them in style and comfort. The Belvederes are the winners because they are so sparkly in person and extremely comfortable — I don’t even think about my feet when I walk in them. And I can see myself wearing them over and over.
See my shoes in action in this post: Wedding: Getting Ready