Thinking of have a basket w/ flip flops in at reception..

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@splatt11x: I thought about doing this, but then I always saw it at beach weddings so i wasnt sure. Its a great idea! The dollar stores always have flip flops or old navy sells them for 2.50$ or the christmas tree store!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I just finished mine today!

I went with Old Navy flip flops. I saw some at Hobby Lobby for 1.99 though.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

From my cousin’s wedding:

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I did it for my outdoor wedding.  Life is not fun when your heels sink in the grass.  I got my flip flops at Old Navy last year when they went on sale.  Love this idea!  Also, think the guest will appreciate them for sure! Here is a cell phone pic when we were finished putting them together. Obviously, at the wedding they will be displayed nicely.  

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@splatt11x: Thanks! I got the box from Hobby Lobby. It’s a wooden crate that I painted white…I think it was around $12

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@splatt11x: I believe she got them from the dollar store but I believe Old Navy has dollar day when you can get so many for $1/pair for so many pairs.

I believe she got the most of 7,8,9 and less of pairs on each way. Remember guys may take them too (tux shoes are uncomfortable!) so larger sizes are appreciated too.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We did it and they were a huge hit. We got married on a golf course so I think you can have flip flops anywhere. I bought them from Target for $1, we bought all hot pink. I tied a little saying on that said “A sweet treat for your dancing feet. Love Bride and Groom” They were gone so quickly I didn’t even get a pair.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

@splatt11x: The general guideline is to take the no. of female guests and buy enough for roughly 30-40% of them. I know a couple of brides that have had some many left over and so its much better to run out than to have a ton left.

Old Navy flip flops are probably your best bet also because not only are they super comfy, in the summer months they generally have clearance sales where pairs are only $1 each!

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Wow, I love this idea! One of my friends did it a long time ago and I always thought it was cool. So are those the favors then? Or are you gonna do other favors as well?

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 “Are your feet sore?? Kick off your heels and get back on the dance floor!!”

“Dance around in your pretty shoes and never miss a beat, but when they ache, just take a break, and wear these on your feet”

“Bought new shoes to match your dress & now your feet are sore?
Please help yourself to a pair of these so you can dance some more!”
 
“All dressed up with pretty shoes,dancing more and more, Please help yourself to a pair of these, if your feet should get sore”

These are mine photo 780610-1

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

dollartree.com has various assortment sized packages of 48, i think. that’s where i’ll be getting mine from! 🙂

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