Post # 1
I have been toying more and more lately with the idea of wearing sandals – not pretty high heeled sandals with delicate leather straps – I’m talking Tevas or Keens or something rugged. We’re getting married in a woodchip picnic area, and I don’t want to fall over, and then we are going to hike down to where there is a pavilion to take pictures…I don’t want to get woodchips stuck in my feet, I don’t want to slip, and I don’t want to have to be totally worried about the fact that I can’t see my feet. When we did our venue visit, I wore flip flops and definitely got stuff stuck under my feet and nearly fell.
Is anybody else toying with rugged footwear? Have you found any good examples of shoes? Ideally I would like some kind of wedge – I will change into something more dance friendly later, and I don’t want the hem of the dress to be too off – but I definitely need it to be sturdy. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
i’m not toying with rugged footwear but have you thought about clark’s? they have some styles that look cute and are still pretty sturdy.
Post # 4
Have you looked at merrels? I know they have “rugged” wedge sandals. A store like LLBean may have something that would work.
Would you consider wearing ballet flats? Cole Haan makes ones that are super comfortable and sturdy, but still dressier.
Post # 5
If you’re wearing a long dress, I say go for it! Who will even notice? The important thing is that you’re comfortable. And Tevas are great!
Post # 6
Will your dress cover your feet? If so, wear the sandals while you are walking around in the wood chips. No one will see. Then once your get to the reception area and your not hiking around anymore, change to nicer shoes.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I’m wearing really cute orange Michale Kors wedges to walk around in Philly and for the first half of our reception…later, though, I just might change into snekers to be as comfy as possible!
Post # 8
Try http://www.carolinealexander.net, they have sandals with rosettes. They come in a couple different colors, can”t remember them all.
Post # 9
I think doctorgirl, oops, excuse me, Mrs. DG, wore Fluevogs, which totally rocked in the photos.
Post # 10
I actually plan on wearing a pair of Merrell hikers under my dress and using them as a photo op, too! We’re getting married in the woods near the shore of Lake Superior and any other shoe would get massacred by the sand, rocks or wood chips. So go for it. And if you have a long dress, that would cover them in pics if needed.