Post # 1
2.5 inch lovely heels for me and BM’s are all bought with thought and TLC. Wedding is in a church, followed by outdoor reception, dining in grass, but hard dancefloor. I just realized I didn’t give a second thought to grass. I’m received mixed opinion on heel protectors, flip flops, or just don’t worry about it. What should I do? Wedding is four weeks away? It is in Southern California so ground probably isn’t going to be too mushy.
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
What size are the heels? (Width-wise, that is.)
I would imagine that the main time the grass will be an issue will be the beginning, and I doubt people will get there and immediately change into flops. I say solemates for the heels maybe, and then everybody else fends for themselves?
Post # 4
Just measured- heel is just under 1 sq. centimeter. Thanks for your opinion. 🙂
Post # 5
You are certainly not obliged to provide footwear for your guests. The BMs – I’d spring for a classy flip flop (maybe with bling?) and add them to their Bridesmaid or Best Man gift or if they are pricey, make them the Bridesmaid or Best Man gift. Just an opinion.
Post # 6
what about a wedge style shoe instead? that way you have the stability and height and there are some pretty options out there? These are just a quick search, but maybe there are some options?
Post # 7
Maybe ballet flats for you and your BMs? Or backup heels, like wedges, that wont get stuck in the grass?
Post # 8
I’m having the whole thing outdoors, so I was really nervous about sinking into the grass and spraining an ankle.. I went with a 3″ wedge.
I don’t think the solemates will help much, but it looks like “heels above” gives you a wider surface against the ground. In My Humble Opinion they look kind of odd, but I haven’t seen them in person so I can’t say how noticeable they are.
If your guest know the reception will be outdoors they might have the forethought to plan their shoes accordingly, but you may want to offer some flip flops for the ladies just in case. And fancier ones for you and your bridesmaids if you still want to wear your dressy heels for the ceremony and pictures.
Post # 9
Maybe your BMs don’t mind flip-flops, but mine all have short dresses and want to show off their heels. I got them SoleMates and they really like them – when we tried them out in the grass you could barely see them and the heels really didn’t sink – I guess they increase the surface area enough 🙂
Post # 10
Grass and heels do not mix. I have even had chunky heels sink in the grass. Many people do not like flip flops at all (informal, uncomfortable for some, etc) and the guests are responsible for their own footwear. Make sure that you let guests know this will be on grass so they can find appropriate shoes.
Post # 11
I’m with Ember78 – just tell them and let them sort it out. It’s a lot of expense and hassle buying flip flops for everyone! If some people really get stuck they can just kick their heels off and go around barefoot.
As for yourself, get a pair of SoleMates or similar as a backup just in case. Depending on whether it’s been raining you might not sink anyway. I think they’re kinda ugly but if you’ve got a floor-length dress nobody will see them.
Heels Above look like a better option. I own the UK version of the same thing (www.cleanheels.co.uk) and they do a great job when you need them.
Post # 12
I wouldn’t worry about your guests — some (the ones who’ve had heel-grass issues before!) will note that your reception will be outside, and dress accordingly. No judgment whatsoever, because everything ain’t for everybody, but I personally hate the look of those heel protector thingies. But if that’s your thing, and you’re truly worried about the BMs (and your) shoes getting ruined, go ahead and get them, I’m sure no one will notice!
(Oooooh, regarding the link that the previous poster called “snuggly” listed: I agree, those are way less noticeable because they’re less chunky than the other brand!)
Post # 13
Well, I found my dream ballet with peep toe sparkly flat, so I returned the heels (tear) so that is taken care of. And found some great Bridesmaid or Best Man dress matching flip flops for the girls 🙂 For the guests: will let them figure it out.