Instead I started cleaning out my favorites folder at 1:30 in the morning. I clicked on a forgotten Amazon link tagged GREAT SHOES, and there they were. Great shoes that, last I checked, had been $325 and not available in my size. Still, great. Silk satin, 1.5" heel, peep toe, fancy fun ruffle on the front... great. (For me. You feel free to disagree in the comments.)
I'm especially excited, because I like these as shoes, not just wedding shoes. I'd wear them for something else fancy even if I didn't have the wedding excuse. Although really, there aren't nearly enough cocktail parties in my life to justify the fancy shoe closet I've built over the years.
DJ and I, by the way, have a deal. He does not harass me about my shoe real estate, and I don't harass him about his DVD collection. His DVD collection is probably of equal or greater value than my shoe collection, so it works out nicely. There is very little furtive smuggling of shoes and DVDs into the house. In fact, he was nearly as excited about my shoe find as I was.
Incidentally: so far I have a dress, veil, and shoes. I've spent less on the combined total than the retail price of those shoes - and gotten exactly what I wanted, every time. It makes me happy just thinking about it.
ETA: I just went back to the page, and today they are twice as expensive as they were over the weekend. Why, Amazon? I'm glad I impulse bought when I did.