For those who need high shoes. I managed to buy 4 inch shoes from 3rd storey of Lucky plaze, Beverly Hills Polo Club. quoted me $89 but i bargained for $65 (paid by nets). They have 5 inch or 6 inch ones too. Design is simple.
Agree with tissuebox that City Plaza sells 4" shoes that are suitable for wedding. I bought my wedding shoe below from a shop there too at $65 only. Like the champange color which is more unqiue instead of a silver pair. Forgot to note the name of the shop, but it's on a second floor, a corner unit. (pardon the poor quality of photo)
Bought an earlier pair but my FH misplaced it. Heart pain
The earlier pair bought from Metro, Vivie brand at $79.
I also got the same situation as you. I customised a pair of 1 1/2 inch shoe from Leapin Lizard recently. I told the lady boss to grind 0.5cm off the heels for me to replace the height of the rubber just right below the heels.
From my understanding, they can only grind off up to 1cm only, but got to pay a fee for that.
huiz.. wow.. !!!! That's wonderful work there, I super support DIY! My dress is not too long, just had my wedding on 01 Feb, went for honeymoon right after the lunch reception.. (hee. whachy arh???) the pics are not ready yet, but friends are sending me the pics they took on their own cam. This is how my shoes look.
This picture is a little exposed on the light, can see the shoe? I DIY my veil also, which I sewn the gathered veil on the barrette (clip) and a diamond strip over it. To match my dress.
I am quite a DIY queen though, DIY makeup, DIY hair, DIY wedding favor, sighboard, ang pow box.. and I can't remember all..hahaa
Hahaa... but then, there is just so much satisfaction! Then, I really train my ears to listen to what others have to say about them on my wedding. hahhaaa.. Then again.. I filter the less favorable ones.. hahaha.. Cos after all, I want to enjoy the fun of wedding, so I'd rather please myself with the positive feedback. (denial arh?? hahhaa)
The entire wedding, I literally had minimal stress, the only stress I had was when my husband had a small conflict with the printer whom I got to print my wedding card. But then, something good came out of it, so I guess that small stress was justified.
Try to be nice to yourself, monster6. I didn't hope for a wedding perfect, so to speak. In fact I was looking forward for any surprises that may meet me along the way. (that I can't plan or design or prevent, so I prepare myself to receive them lor) True enough, watever we plan, some hiccups are bound to come.
When husband fetched me arh, he forgot guo da li items... LOL. funny lah, we always combat hiccups with plenty of laughters lor. We actually had to carry the stuffs back from his home after tea ceremony lor. (LOL) and glad that these were captured in Wayne (photographer from Jon Keng) lens. Now we have lots to giggle about when viewing the pics..hahaa
I am sad the wedding is over.. I so very much want to do it again!!!!
I'm sure you will get fun out of it if you decided to have fun with it. Dun stress arh. stress stress not pretty leow...
btw how much do the diamantes cost ah? I'm really an idiot in DIY stuff, so need to ask lotsa questions b4 im confident of DIY-ing! Hehe... =p
Can really save alot leh, imagine those shoes which are sold outside (with blings blings) are so ex! I wun wana buy, wear once and thats it loh...
wheres ur ROM? Ur AD will be this year too?
Try to do ask ur good frens or siblings to help u out if u cant cope... take good care of urself b4 ur ROM k? =)
for super strong bonding, try the epoxy glue available at most DIY shop, those that needs to mix. Comes in 2 tubes. Epoxy glue is fantastic to hold jewellry, crafts. It stinks a little when you first use, but it will go away soon.
Elephant glue is great, the only worry is when you hit on the diamonte, it may come off easily. The reason is that the bonding surface is not wide enough, so that may post a risk of falling off.
(I do craft, so I tried out various types of glue for different usage, hope the info helps)
The good thing about the Arab Street shops are that they sell the diamontes by length. If I don't remember wrongly, mine was $40/m and I bought only 0.5m. Even had enough leftover to sell to my friends
Hmm, depends on what is the thing I am making. Small things within a day or a few days. The corsage can be done within a day. I think I spent the most time doing the AP box. Think I spent more than a week
wow chanced upon this great thread!
sunflower - haha.. i have the same questions as you do! Am benefiting from your asking!
Huiz - u mentioned diamontes are sold in a string of metres? do they sell in loose pieces of diamontes?
btw gals, anyone has any recommendations where i can find 2.5inch open toe silver heels? preferably wide heels cos I almost never wear high heels and donno wanna trip endlessly on AD... haha... and need the front portion to be as wide as possible cos my foot is rather wide
I went from Taka to Wisma to Tangs to Paragon to OG to Plaza Sing today... nearly broke my legs but still can't find a pair that suits my clumsy legs!!! argh!!!
As far as I know, I don't think they sell diamontes in loose pieces. U can buy them in a string and try cutting them into loose bits. Take a close look before u buy them to see if its suitable for cutting
wow u went to so many places, still cant find ur heels ah? Btw whens ur AD? If its end of the year, maybe still have time to wait loh.. coz usually when its near Chiritmas, more "bling bling" shoes leh.... =p