Post # 1
We’re having an outdoor ceremony and I’m in need of some shoe advice/experience. I have been told that flats or wedges are the way to go but I haven’t found anything I like (I’m a heel girl…love pumps!) So I have resolved to tip-toeing my way down the aisle. Now I just need to find the shoes to do it in. I thought I was finished with my search when I ordered a pair but they are unfortunately too big and a smaller size is not available. The problem I’m having is finding a pair that isn’t too tall. I’m thinking that 3 1/2 inches is about the max I can go!
Any shoe suggestions or tips for wearing heels outdoors?
Here is the pair I ordered for reference:
Post # 3
Make sure you get any pictures with shoe shots in them BEFORE you walk outside..you don’t want a muddy heel in all of your pictures. Hopefully the ground won’t be too soft.
Post # 4
You can get heel caps basically they are little round things so it makes your heels not sink. Here are two sites.
Post # 5
Oooh… I would make sure you’re not going to sink into the ground with those skinny heels! If you don’t like wedges, maybe a thicker heel at least?
These shoes are gorgeous, but I would be concerned that I would stumble. And if you’re wearing a full wedding gown with a train, remember it will take a little extra effort to walk in the first place. Tip-toeing + heavy gown may not be a good combo! Can you test it out at your venue with another pair of shoes that have a similar heel?
Would you consider wearing a “safer” pair for the ceremony and then changing into these for the reception (assuming it’s indoors or on harder surface)?
Post # 6
@Sassygrn: This is a great idea! Thank you!
@NotYourTypicalBride: I have considered that but I’m worried about my dress length switching shoes. If my hem is for the heels then it’s too long and I’d be affraid to trip down the aisle. If it’s hemmed for the flats then it will be short during reception. I’m hoping that the experience gained during 16 years of ballet classes will help me avoid tripping by tip-toeing!
Post # 7
@LoveForShaun: Oh, that does make a big difference – you’re a tip-toe pro!!
P.S. I wore 3.5″ flip-flops. Here’s a pink pair w/4.25″ platforms at Zappos (from Juicy):
And a pair of wedges (I realize they’re much more casual; just throwing out options!):
Post # 8
Practice practice practice. If you don’t want to risk getting your actual wedding-day shoes dirty, can you buy a cheaper pair with a heel of similar thickness and height? Or do you already have a pair? If so, walk on grass as much as possible. That’s what I did for my shoes. I felt ridiculous traipsing around my backyard in 4″ heels, but walking down the aisle was thankfully uneventful.
ETA: Those shoes are hot
Post # 9
The heel caps work well in my opinion. I wore them for a friends wedding and the ceremony took place outdoors. My stiletto heels didn’t sink, nor did they get dirty. Try a pair and practice in some other heels. I got mine from http://www.thesolemates.com. Good luck!!!
Post # 10
I’m going to be walking down a long dirt path in 3″ heels! I don’t mind digging in a little- works like soccer cleats, lol! But I am staying away from fabric shoes, so the dirt doesn’t get ground into them.