Advice/opinions please! Do I wear heels to avoid the cost of hemming my dress OR pay for alternations and get to wear flat comfortable shoes?
My dress is ordered and I'm trying to decide what to do when it comes to shoes and alterations. I already ordered petite. The hollow to hem is 55. Mine is like 51 1/2 (if I measured correctly). In an ideal scenario, I get to pretty much be barefoot for my wedding because I'm a bit clumsy and never wear heels. My alterations wouldn't be cheap though because of the floral appliques on the bottom of my dress. Our budget is small and we are trying to save anywhere we can. Is it better to buy heels and get use to them so I can avoid the cost of alternations OR is it better to pay the extra money to be able to wear shoes I know I'll be comfortable in? Did you have a similar experience? What did you choose? Any regrets? The dress pictured is a regular 4, I ordered a 2P so length is not accurate, but you can kinda see the detail that will bring up the cost of hemming. (Please excuse my face)
It sounds like you should probably just pay for the alterations. If you had more experience wearing heels, I would say, go for it— but that’s not something you want to experiment with for your wedding. You want to be comfortable. Alterations do suck, but I think it’s worth it
I would get the alterations and try to cut money in other areas. There are a lot of things that aren’t necessary for a wedding but you deserve to be comfortable on your day!! I say this as someone who hates heels and wore glitter keds under her dress lol.
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Well, you also mentioned being clumsy lol. Heels can be tricky even for people that are use to wearing them. I am use to wearing them, and I would t say I’m clumsy, but I’ve had my share of incidents. How high would the heel be? It looks like it would need to be a pretty decent height with the length of the dress in the front.
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I would need like a 3 1/2 or 4 inch heel at a minimum. I was thinking that a wedge platform type heel where all of it is thicker and even the front has some height (so I'm not on just my toes as much) is what I would try to get.
I would try a large block heel to see if that helps. I bought these and they were comfortable and easy to walk in given the height. The best part is that I’ve been able to wear them again. There are lots of brands that make a similar shoe