Hey man and congrats!
IMO a monk strap is not the right shoe for your wedding, but I'm also not a monk guy. The bourbon Moras are a lot cheaper because bourbon was discontinued. Returns are accepted for shoebank shoes, but you either have to return them to a retail store at a $10 charge or a shoebank location for free. No clue on fit with the Mora.
If I were you I would look hard at the merlot McAllisters or Strands as they are $197 for firsts right now, which is about as low as you'll see either of those shoes. Seconds are $157.
Appreciate the quick reply. Thats weird because everyone I've talked to has said Strands are not dressy enough. I love monks but worry if they are dressed up enough.
Also thr soles on Moras are painted black aren't they?