(Closed) Can I change shoes during the reception? Are you?

posted 5 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
4771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I changed to flip flops, yeah it kinda dragged, but no biggie, def worth it.

Post # 4
11343 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@everyheart:  I had ceremony shoes and reception shoes, because I knew that my ceremony shoes would not be at all comfortable during my reception.  However, both were about the same height (3.5″ heels.)

Post # 5
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I changed from 3.5 inch heels to flats.  yeah, it dragged a little more, but we had an outdoor ceremony so the hem dragged a little even on the uneven grass and was already dirty.  Pictures were done though and it all came out when I got the dress cleaned (including the red wine I traipsed through on the train) so no harm done.

Post # 6
2869 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hm.. Are you going to bustle your dress? Perhaps they could lift it up a bit more to make it work with shorter shoes if you ask? 

Post # 7
3766 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m changing into platform flip flops! They are 1.5 inches shorter than my heels but I’d much rather have my dress drag a little than be in pain! I’ve seen lots of brides go barefoot at their reception and it wasn’t a huge deal. 🙂

Post # 8
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

im just having a reception dinner but im not used to high heels anymore but got some cute flats to match my dress 🙂

Post # 9
8473 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Obviously it’s going to drag slightly. But wouldn’t you rather be comfortable?!

Post # 10
872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am switching from heels to flats on my wedding day. 

I have 3 1/2 in high heels for the ceremony, but sparkly flats for the reception. 


Post # 11
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Of course you can change… and many Brides choose to do so.

As others have said find the “flatter” shoes you wish to wear and bring them to your fitting… chances are your Seamstress can make the bustle work for you… otherwise your dress dragging on the floor more will happen (but depending on the style of dress, not always a big deal)

Comfort is important… it is afterall a very long day for most Brides.

Hope this helps,


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