Make Your Own Wedding Shoes
I knew in my heart of hearts that I wouldn’t be able to wear my beautiful high heeled wedding shoes all day. I assumed I would probably make it to the evening and then I would want to pop on a pair of flats. I don't normally wear heels for long periods of time. I've got out of the habit since I changed jobs and have found flatter shoes more practical. Gosh I'm starting to sound old aren't i?
Knowing that my high heeled shoes had already cost a lot of money, I decided I would buy a cheap pair of cream pumps and decorate them myself. That way they would look amazing, be unique and also save a few pennies on another pair of shoes that I would probably only wear for a few hours.
I bought a pair of pumps from Shoe Zone. These cost me just £7.99 including free delivery. I also bought myself 350 3mm gems and 100 5mm gems online from ebay - total cost was £4.15 including free delivery.
I then set about affixing the gems on to the design on the shoe. I chose shoes with a flower design and put one large gem in the centre and the smaller gems in the petals. I decided just to do the front of the shoes, as to not make them too blingy.
It took me about 2 – 3 hours to complete the gem work on the shoes, but I think they look really effective.
So the total cost of my wedding evening shoes was £12.14. What do you think? Would you make your own wedding shoes?
I've put together a Pinterest board with some ideas where brides have made or decorated their own wedding shoes.
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