The shoe shot has become so deeply entrenched in the wedding photography shot list that I sometimes feel – as a wedding planner – that I should include “fancy and/or funky shoes” as a line item in a bride’s wedding budget. It seems to be a place where a lot of brides splurge – even in the face of many other expenses, shoes remain quite important to women.
That said, your foot fantasies and wedding shoe shots should not suffer because you can’t swing Louboutins or Blahniks in your wedding budget. So how about adding custom embellishments to a pair of affordable shoes to give them that “something special” for which designers (often deservedly) charge the big, budget-busting, bucks?
Great idea, and probably something that you could do yourself if you have the artistic flair! If you don’t, consider contacting an artisan and purveyor of homemade goods to create something for you! The following examples are by etsy vendor Oh My Deer. All of her pieces are custom and made-to-order – don’t you deserve to be truly original on your wedding day, designer budget or not?