Post # 1
Have any of you bees gone against the traditional (stigma?) of wearing flats on your wedding day?
I’ve just started thinking about it, I’m 5’5, my SO is 6’1. I only own one pair of wedge heels that are like four inches, and I’ve only worn them about three times:
A-because I don’t like how I feel in them after a couple hours….OUCH! Can’t even imagine on my wedding day!
B- He doesn’t like when I wear heels! He likes that I am shorter than him, and he gets kind of awkward when I’m that high up, like it’s unnatural or something. lol.
So I think I would pretty much only wear flats on the big day, no question about it. Was anyone in the hive looked down upon that didn’t wear heels?
Post # 3
If you don’t wear heels on a regular basis, why wear them at your wedding? I’m doing heels for the ceremony and flats for the reception. I usually wear heels at work, but I’m really clumsy and I’d rather not have super sore feet by the end of the night so I will change into flats =)
Post # 4
I wore flats all day long and LOVED it! They were cute and in our wedding colors, and I was so, so comfortable all day long. It rained for a little bit while we were leaving the church, so I had to hike up my dress so as to not get it wet on the way to the limo, so everyone got to see my shoes much more than I planned, and I got nothing but compliments!
Post # 5
There are TONS of brides on here who have worn flats on their wedding day and I haven’t heard a single one of them say anyone was upset. Do what you feel most comfortable with!
Post # 6
I’d either do flats the whole day OR heels the whole day… but only because when they hem your dress it should be hemmed in the shoes you plan to wear. I am sticking with heels, but I can walk around all day and evening in them without any issues. Also, if I take them off my dress will be too long 🙁
Post # 7
other – heels for ceremony
barefoot for reception
Post # 8
@DaneLady: That’s a good point! I’m tall and was worried about whether my dress would be long enough. Flats made my dress the perfect length!
Post # 9
I know many women aren’t comfortable in heels, and while I don’t think of them as comfortable, I do think they are necessary on some occasions, and I think one of these necessary occasions is my wedding day..I can’t imagine getting so glam-ified and gorgeous, with the hair, nails, make-up, and dress…to put on flats. IMO it doesn’t do the day justice. I do plan on wearing a lower heel, maybe 3 inches, not more, and breaking them in before my big day. While I love flats on most days and for work…I don’t think they could ever be as elegant or sexy as a good heel, even if they’re under the dress most of the night. I’d search through Cole Haan’s heels, they have shoes that have air Nike technology and are supposed to be super comfortable.
Post # 10
I’m having an indoor/outdoor wedding so I’m wearing flats. It’s easier than having to worry about my heels sinking into the grass or my dress dragging on the ground if my feet get tired and I take the heels off.
Here they are:
Post # 11
If you are most comfortable in flats, wear flats!
I do not recommend changing heel height mid-day because your dress will drag (get the hem done in the heel height you choose).
I wore heels all day and, quite frankly, no one saw my shoes! I wouldn’t change I thing (because I’m a heel-wearer).
Post # 12
Juuuuuust realized there was an actual “shoe” board….haha so embarassing! Now I can go over there and check out the ACTUAL place it’s supposed to be in! 😉
@Gemstone: Those flats you chose are gorgeous! Such a fun pop of color, was red a part of your theme?
@DaneLady: That’s a good point, I didn’t think of that! Since I’m not really engaged yet, I’m just “thinking” about how I want my wedding to go (wink) so taking the dress hem length into considerations wasn’t even on my brain! Thanks!
And thanks for all of the responses ladies! I appreciate your thoughts 🙂
Post # 13
@ScaryAri924: Thanks girl! And yep, red was our primary wedding color. The Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses were red and my bouquet was red roses and white cala lillies, and our reception flowers were red, yellow, and white, so the shoes fit in with the theme!
P.S. I can move this post to shoes for ya!
Post # 14
@oracle: Yes, and I wear flats all day at work so I think I truly am more comfortable in them. If I wore heels then I would have that problem of the pretty dress dragging and getting ruined! 🙁
Post # 15
@Gemstone: ooh how pretty!!!! I know I would do a calla lilly boquet, they’re my favorite flower! One for every year we’ve been together (now we will just see how full my boquet would be…5 years at this point and no proposal yet) 😉 and I would love to get married in March, so I’ve been toying with white and yellow as our colors. Yellow flats would be so dainty!
And YES PLEASE I would love to see them 🙂
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I wore heels and then switched out to flat later, and it was glorious. My only caution is that you don’t get too high a heel and that your flats are maybe a little thick in the sole so that the change in length of your dress doesn’t cause problems. You will want the length to be appropriate for the heels since most of your important pictures will be taken while you are in the heels, but you don’t want to then trip over all the extra length while dancing the night away in flats. My heels were 2 inches and my sandals had maybe a 3/4-i inch elevation, so I had no problems. It can be trickier to find amazing heels that height, but it can be done. Nina has some, and if you can spend the money, so does Stewart Weitzman, Jimmy Choo, and Kate Spade.