Splurge vs. Save: Statement Wedding Shoes

Save vs. Splurge Wedding Shoes, Metallic Sandals

Photo: Yasu + Junko

No matter how big or small your wedding budget, it’s always nice to find a place where you can cut back without having to give up on the look you really want. After you’ve already spent a sizeable chunk of change on your wedding dress and jewelry, shelling out big for a stylish pair of shoes might not seem worth it, especially if they’ll be hidden for a good chunk of the night. But since statement-making kicks can make or break an outfit, we think you should totally go for it — especially when there are tons of affordable options that look just as good as pricier picks.

Here, we found five sets of stylish stilettos — one that’s a save and one that’s a splurge — and we dare you to try and spot the difference.

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Glitter Sandals

Glamorous glitter sandals, like seen above, are the perfect way to add a hint of shine to your wedding-day look, no matter what length dress you’re wearing. Plus, both pairs are great wear-again options, so you’ll get mileage out of these beauties long after your wedding day.

(Above, left) Save: Silver glitter sandals, $498, Stuart Weitzman; (Above, right,) Splurge: Gold glitter sandals, price available upon request, Christian Louboutin

Save vs. Splurge Wedding Shoes, Silver and Gold Leather Sandals

Photo: Yasu + Junko

Metallic Leather Sandals

These pretty metallic sandals both feature an ankle tie detail, making them extra pretty and more secure. You would never guess that one of these pairs is over $200 less than the other!

(Top) Save: Silver leather sandals, $245, Badgley Mischka; (Bottom) Splurge: Gold leather sandals, $595, Chelsea Paris

Save vs. Splurge Wedding Shoes, Embellished Pumps

Photo: Yasu + Junko

Embellished Peep-Toe Pumps

We love a classic white peep-toe pump for a spring or summer wedding. These traditional options get a modern upgrade thanks to trendy embellished heels.

(Top) Save: Satin heels with jewel embellishments, $135, Truly Zac Posen; (Bottom) Splurge: Silk-satin heels with crystal and bead embellishments, $550, Freya Rose

Save vs. Splurge Wedding Shoes, Mesh Booties

Photo: Yasu + Junko

Mesh Booties

Super stylish mesh booties are having a major moment, both for the wedding day and beyond. These two embroidered picks will add the perfect dash of edge to your look while still looking formal. And with one option coming in under $1,000 less than the other, you can certainly make this look work with any size budget.

(Left) Splurge: Pearl-embroidered mesh booties, $1,395, Oscar de la Renta; (Right) Save: Crystal embellished mesh booties, $148, White by Vera Wang

Save vs. Splurge Wedding Shoes, Crystal Embellished Sandals

Photo: Yasu + Junko

Crystal Embellished Sandals

If you love the look of a romantic sandal, we bet you’ll be excited about these fancy interpretations. Save big by selecting an embellished satin shoe or splurge on the suede pick.

(Top) Splurge: Crystal-embellished suede sandals, $1,625, Aquazzura x Olivia Palermo; (Bottom) Save: Crystal-embellished satin sandals, $195, Nina

For more great fashion ideas, be sure to check out our April/May issue, on newsstands now and available for download.

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