Heels or Flats – What are you/did you wear?

posted 3 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: Heels or Flats for your wedding day?
    Heels : (55 votes)
    43 %
    Flats : (41 votes)
    32 %
    Both (heels during ceremony, flats for reception for vice versa). : (33 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’ll have a pair of backup flats just in case, but my ceremony dress is long and the reception dress (they’re really the same dress with a long skirt over it) is short!

    So flats are going to make me look kind of weird?

    But I might have them on hand in the bridal suite just in case – my heels are VERY comfy, though!

    Post # 4
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    3960 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @CarterLove:   I’m wearing low heels – my FI is about 2 1/2 inches taller than I am, and I don’t want to tower over him.  🙂  

    Post # 5
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    5432 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    I’m actually going barefoot for the ceremony, but I have a pair of heels for pictures and in case I end up wanting shoes at some point (:

    Post # 6
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    5017 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @CarterLove:  I am going to wear flats (probably a sandal or fancier flip flop!). I see no point in being uncomfortable when no one will see my feet anyway!

    I also don’t want to do the heel for the ceremony / flat for reception because I don’t want my dress altered to the heel. Then it will be long and dragging throughout the reception. I also know myself and if I had heels on, I would take them off probably as soon as possible!

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @CarterLove:  I am wearing a kitten heel only because my dress is short. If I was wearing a long dress I would honestly wear sneakers.

    Post # 8
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    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    I’ll be wearing 2″ heels.  Anything over 3″ without a platform will hurt my feet, so this is just enough to make me feel taller but still feel comfortable.  I LOVE high heels with platforms but my FI is not that much taller than me, so I opted for lower heels with no platforms.

    Post # 10
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    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @CarterLove:  5 inch heels, and a more comfortable 3 inch backup heel (a reiteration of the same shoe, just lower heel height).

    I’m only 5’5 so wearing flats isn’t an option for me.

    Post # 11
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    2529 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    @CarterLove:  I’m an inch taller than FI, and neither of us wanted me to be towering over him in photos, etc. (and when I wear heels, they’re TALL, ha ha). So I went with flats. I think it’s more challenging to find flats that feel bridal, but it certainly can be done! I think you should bring both with when you try on dresses (or bring both when your dress comes in, if you have already ordered) and see how/where things fall. If it were me, I would probably choose whatever would allow for less alterations ($$$)! 

    Post # 12
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    1690 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I wore a comfy pair of wedges, they were only 1″ high. I didn’t want to wear heels because my DH is only a couple inches taller then me, so I didnt want to be towering over him.. Here’s a pic, you can sort of see my shoes.

    Post # 13
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    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’m wearing flats. I’m already taller than FI, plus I’m so clumsy, I cant walk in heels anyways.

    Post # 14
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    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

    I wore 1.5 ” wedges- best of both worlds- but within a few hours even those were killing my feet. Seriously- they were the size of sausages! If you do wear heels bring a back up shoe that is super comfy for later in the ceremony.

    Post # 15
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    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Neither. Had heels, and had flats. Decided to say screw it and went barefoot through out. Though I did wear shoes walking down the aisle. 

    Post # 16
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    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I have both.  Heels for pictures, flats for the ceremony  (on a sandy beach, so no heels!) and then probably back in heels for at least the beginning of the reception until they are no longer comfortable.

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