Post # 1
We are getting married in a gazebo at the end of a pier in Jamaica. I need a bit of a heel b/c I’m short. I am comfortable wearing heels and its just us, so it won’t last long.
I tried on wedges but they weren’t sophisticated enough. I’ll have a pair of flip-flops in case, but I really wanted to wear heels. They are about 2″.
Will they be ok walking on a pier with the slats? Anyone else?
Post # 3
@Coral99: There really is no telling.
Just be safe and bring both. You will want to wear the heels at reception anyway.
Or walk barefoot.
Post # 4
Ehh I dunno, I’d do wedges. Wouldn’t want your heel to slip through the planks
ETA – sorry, I totally didn’t catch that part about no wedges!
Post # 5
@Diamondgurl: I love wedges in general…I just didn’t love what I found. I wonder about those heel protector things? They slip on a high heel & allow you to walk on all kinds of surfaces without falling through Like grass or sand.
Post # 6
If they are chunky heels, maybe. But most piers I’ve been on (none in Jamaica) would not work with most heels.
Post # 7
My wedding is going to be on a wodden deck in Mexico. I’m doing wedges/chunky heels. You don’t want to be walking funny or get your heel stuck in a slat. No bueno.
There are defiently wedges out ther that are much dressier. Avoid anything cork, woven, or espradril style (is that the right name for it?). Or go with a chunky heel. Since those are so in right now they are pretty easy to find, even for dressy sandals.
Post # 8
I would not do heels on a pier.
Post # 9
@Coral99: What about something like this: http://www.glamour.com/weddings/blogs/save-the-date/0623-2-wedding-shoes-wedges_we.jpg or http://wedding-splendor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Wedge-Wedding-Shoes.jpg
Not clunky but still sophisticated and pretty.
Not sure if heel protectors would work since they are for grass and prevent your heels from digging into the ground.
Post # 10
@Diamondgurl: Those are waaaay cute.
I bought Sole Mates. They can be used on grass, brick, cobblestone, gravel, wooden decks, grates and tile. I believe I lucked out!
@cbgg: “No bueno” cracked me up. 🙂
Post # 11
Invest in some Sole Mates girl! They are clear so you cant see them and they give your heel point more area so you wont get stuck in a plank!
Post # 12
@Coral99: I’d pick a heel that is thicker and avoid and skinny heel. I think you would still be fine as long as you are used to walking in heels. Also a platform will give you a little more support. Just keep the heel short!
I think wedges are still your best bet thou…..they are some really fany ones out there!
Maybe something like this