Basket of slippers for guests?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think it is a great idea, if you are going to have a reception where you know a lot of the guests will be dancing, but I also think it is a waste of money. It would be pretty hard to get the right sizes for everyone, and if I was a guest, I would probably just take my shoes off and dance in my bare or stockinged feet.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

What about booty socks.  They could be made up to be really cute, and you can get them in large packages and in your wedding colors.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Cute idea. I think a ballerina slipper style that comes in S-M-L might me easier to dance in and fit multiple sizes. If you do it, I would suggest clearly tagging each pair with the size so people won’t be having try to read the size on the bottom or inside.

 

These styles from Target, come mulitple colors, about $7 a pair.

Product Image Xhilaration® Womens Santa Rosa Slipper - BrownProduct Image Xhilaration® Womens Ribbon Pom Ballerina Slipper - GreenProduct Image Xhilaration® Jersey Footie Slipper - Multi Dot

These from Amazon are 3 pairs for $10.99 one-size-fits-all

Slipper Socks(ONE SIZE FITS ALL, Royal Blue) 3 Pairs

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

As someone who RARELY wears heels, usually only to weddings or fancy dinners, I would LOVE to have something comfy to change into.  When my feet hurt, I’m so grumpy!! At the last wedding I went to, I brought my own change of flats, but felt silly bringing in a little bag with my shoes, and then I felt like I had to hide and change my shoes under the table without anyone knowing.

So I love this idea!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I love the original slippers in your photo!  The footy socks… that look like sports socks… I would NEVER wear… unless I was in the hospital, and a nurse forced me too… I tend to try to not just run around in stocking feet! 

Post # 8
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Wannabee

I have a lot of the comfy kicks left over from a wedding (unused) contact me for details

Post # 9
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Busy bee

thoughtful idea but i think it’s a waste of money…the beaded slippers are pretty but id only wear them at home—and i doubt theyd be easy to dance in. i wouldnt wear any of the other styles above or purchase them with my own money, so i wouldnt want anyone to buy them for me even as a gift.

i’d actually prefer to take off my shoes and just be barefoot! 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think basic flip flops would be the most cost effiecint… Old Navy has them in a variety of colors for around $2.50 a pair… At the end of summer sometimes you can find them for $0.50 a pair!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I kind if think it’s a waste of money. i don’t know too many people who’d want to change, and where to put the slippers so everyone knew they were available (would hate to spend the evening dancing in heels only to see the slippers on the way out, you know?)

I guess I never understood this reasoning, if you can’t dance in the shoes you are wearing, why wear them to an occasion that involves dancing? But i may be the only one! LOL

Post # 12
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Wannabee

I just had this idea, and while trying to find the “slippers” I came across this thread.  I have to say I don’t think it’s a waste of money, particularly in our case.  The reception is at home, in the backyard, at night, in March.  I wasn’t considering the dancing comfort – the thought occurred to me because of women wearing high heels and walking on a lawn.  I thought it would be nice to give the women guests the option of putting something warm and comfortable on their feet so they don’t sink in and trip, and their feet don’t get cold.  An attendant greeting the guests and assiging the seats could also have someone with her or him offering the slippers at that time.  Don’t you think that would work?  And be welcomed?  Even if they don’t opt for the slippers at that time, they might change their minds and go back to the table for a pair.

Love to hear thoughts on this

Debbie

Post # 14
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Helper bee

i think this is an adorable idea that will probably be MUCH appreciated by any female guests!

Post # 15
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Worker bee

i think it’s a cute idea!

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