I knooow my next post was supposed to be the big dress reveal. But this is a matter of utmost importance!
Our groomsmen need to be informed about their shoe situation. This is a difficult task considering I haven't yet made that decision!
And boy is it a difficult decision to make. Waaay back in the beginning of our engagement, back when we chose our colors, I had mentioned that I'd like for our guys to wear red converse with their suits. I mentioned this casually way back when. Yesterday, we received an email from a concerned groomsman regarding their shoes and what they should purchase.
I told them I'd let them know by Sunday. Before I do that, I'd like your input! I can't decide between Vans or Converse. I'm a Vans girl myself, but Converse has so many more customization options!
The Facts: Our groomsmen will be wearing casual, grey suits. I've given them general color guidelines and have told them to purchase a suit that they'd be able to wear again. Our bridesmaids will be wearing a minty aqua colored dress with red flats. And well, you've all seen my shoes.
Personally, I've always found Vans to be more comfortable than Converse. Maybe it's because I have wide Fred Flintstone feet. *Shrug* I'm not sure if the grey shoes will clash with the suit if they're different shades. The only custom aspect of the red Vans is the grey stripe.
The "make-your-own" Converse have many more customization options. From the shoelaces to the stitching, you can even add a short ID on the heel stripe. These shoes are (Product)Red and 15% of the price goes to the fight against AIDS. So that's pretty cool.
They also have these (which I might have to buy for myself):
Buuuut, I don't think our groomsmen want hearts on their shoes!
Maybe some white "bridal" converse for yours truly? : )
So what do you think? Should we go with:
A. Grey Vans
B. Red Vans
C. Grey Converse
D. Red Converse
E. Skip the tennies all together and stick with dress shoes