Like most anything in the commercial wedding industry, bridal shoes are really really ugly. I mean, ugly. I was at David’s Bridal not long ago for a bridesmaid dress fitting and the associate proceeded to bring out the most hideous pair of…DYEABLES as a suggestion for us. Are these really still in existence? Do women actually buy these? Apparently so.
We of course kindly told the associate
that they were the ugliest things we ever saw no thank you, and that we could find our own black platform pumps that were much more “2011″.
I am not a DIY gal or getting married but if you are, I’ve found some awesome tutorials around the web from some pretty crafty fashion bloggers to some (actually) cute wedding day shoes! Especially if you’re thinking it’s your “something blue”.
Green Wedding Shoes has the perfect solution if you’re looking for something feminine, and something blue.
Put some sparkle in your step with this DIY tutorial from The Glitter Guide.
Perhaps what you really wanted is something more couture? These bow heels from French designer Alexis Mabille are lovely. It’s a Jamie Thing shows you how to make a similar pair yourself.
Love Maegan has an awesome tutorial on how to DIY some ruffles on heels and sandals too.
If you’re planning on wearing flats, Ruffled Blog has the perfect tutorial on how to jazz them up.
Finally, 16-year-old Tara Haughton has been getting a lot of press lately for her genius sole stickers. Mainly because people are using them to make Christian Louboutin knockoffs. But you’ll actually find tons of pretty colors and designs on her Rosso Solini website, perfect for adding “something blue” to the bottom of your soles or incorporating a fun design or wedding color to your shoes.
Have you ever DIY’ed your own wedding shoes before?
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