Posted October 17, 2012 | ♥ 4 Comments
Happy Wednesday! If you’re a budget bride or looking to save a little money on your big day, today’s post is for you! We’re showing you how to save money on wedding shoes because, let’s face it: weddings are expensive. Whether you’re a bride-to-be or a bridesmaid who needs a pair of shoes for an upcoming wedding, you’ll find five surefire ways to save money on wedding shoes (without sacrificing style!) Read on to see more PLUS check out swoon-worthy shoe accessories by the fashionable Nia Person. Enjoy!
How to Save Money on Wedding Shoes
1. Embellish a pair of favorite shoes.
One of the easiest ways to save money on wedding shoes is with shoe clips. Shoe clips are embellishments designed to change the look of your favorite pair of shoes in no time flat. Plus, it’s affordable to do so! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite handmade wedding shoe clips to inspire you by Nia Person Bridal from her new collection:
2. Shop sales.
Don’t wait until the last minute to score stylish wedding shoes, as you’ll likely end up paying more to ensure on time delivery. Instead, shop holiday sales, after-holiday sales, clearance racks, and search online for coupon codes or promotions for free shipping or discounts. Sometimes the perfect heels are just waiting around the corner – you just have to know where to look! (TIP: Join shoe store newsletters online, as many send coupons or special offers for being a subscriber!)
3. Borrow a pair from your sister or best friend.
If you’re not set on a ‘bridal’ look, ask a best friend to borrow a pair that you love from her collection for your wedding day. This works especially well if you’re lucky enough to share the same style – and size. Bridesmaids, this is a great tip for standing up in a wedding. In my circle of friends, we’ve shared countless pairs of silver and black shoes for special occasions. Sometimes you just need to wear the pair for a few hours, and it’s worth saving the cash.
4. DIY your own!
Find out how to make your own wedding shoes in a previous feature: 8 secrets to killer DIY wedding shoes. It’s chock-full of great ideas for styling your own aisle-ready shoes!
5. Rent a Pair of Designer Shoes
Finally, if that pair of gorgeous Louboutin heels are calling your name but you don’t want to drop the cash on a new pair, get the next best thing: rent ‘em! At places like Rent Me a Handbag, you can rent a pair of designer shoes for a fee. I haven’t tried it myself, but it sounds like an interesting idea.
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EB TIP: Don’t forget to pack a pair of oh-so-comfy slippers, flats, or flip flops to sport after the aisle walk, especially if your shoes aren’t worn in yet. Sore feets = no fun for anyone.