Post # 1
Wondering if anyone here has any advice or experience:
I have 4-inch heels for my wedding but I’m pretty sure I’m going to want to change into something more comfortable about an hour into the reception. I found these super simple 2-inch tall wedged flip-flops. But I am worried about the bottom of my dress dragging and getting filthy. I’m also worried about stepping on my hem as I’m dancing (or it getting stepped on).
My question is should I look for comfortable wedged shoes that have the same height as my wedding shoes? Or will the 2-inch difference be okay?
Oh and I should mention that I’m only about an inch taller than my fiance so, with his dress shoes, I have about an inch or so on him in my heels. I wouldn’t mind going back to being shorter than him at some point during the reception. 🙂
Post # 3
Anything shorter than 4 inches will result in your dress dragging, yeah.
I would stick with the same heel height all night. I did.
Post # 4
I think you’re going to need the same height. Are your 4 inch heels not comfy? I’m wearing 4.5 in heels and I plan to keep them on all night (they’re super comfy) since I asked the seamstress and she said there was no way to bustle it shorter if I changed shoes. You could make the dress shorter and just wear 2in heels or flats the whole night.
Post # 5
I would change into something lower. I had kitten heels and it was perfect. 4 inch heels will not be comfy all night for dancing in trust me. And to be honest if your dress is going to drag it would probably do so anyway – most brides’ dresses do if they have a full skirt.
Post # 6
I have 4″ heels for the ceremony and am planning to change into 2″ wedges for the reception. My seamstress just hemmed my gown slightly shorter (it’s about .5″ above the ground when I’m in my ceremony shoes) and placed the bustle higher so that it wouldn’t drag. I’m not worried about it!
Post # 7
I would stick with the same heel height. At my second fitting, my dress had been hemmed, but it was still about 1″ too long. It was near impossible to walk!
I’m wearing 3.25″ heels for the ceremony and ordered 3.5″ wedge flip flops for the reception. For you, I think 2″ extra will make it impossible to walk, let alone dance. What about having your dress hemmed an extra 0.5″ and wearing 3.5″ wedge flip flops?
Post # 8
Thank you so much, ladies. This is very helpful.
I think I will wait on the reception shoes until I’m getting my dressed altered and talk to my seamstress to see what she can do. But it sounds like I should probably try to get wedge flip-flops that are 3.5″ and up.
My heels are actually I think about as comfortable as heels can possibly be. But I still would like the option of changing into something if they start to wear on my feet (and, you know, I’m tearing it up on the dance floor).
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Yes, you will want to change your shoes! I actually had 3 pairs- one I wore for about 5 hours (getting ready, ceremony, first dances), then I changed into a taller pair of sandals after dancing with DH and Dad (wanted to stay shorter then both of them.) The dancing shoes I had on for about 3+ hours, then I changed in sandals for after-party.