Will I Regret Wearing Flats?

posted 3 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: Please Pick All That Apply for Your Opinion and Experience
    I wore flats as a bride and loved it! : (19 votes)
    30 %
    I wore heels as a bride and loved it! : (6 votes)
    10 %
    I wore flats as a bride and wish I had been wearing heels : (1 votes)
    2 %
    I wore heels as a bride and wished I had been wearing flats : (4 votes)
    6 %
    I wore something else-- see comments : (0 votes)
    I think women walk more gracefully in heels : (11 votes)
    17 %
    I think women walk the same as they always walk in heels or flats : (7 votes)
    11 %
    I wore heels then changed into flats (if so, tell me how you dealt with dress length) : (8 votes)
    13 %
    I wore heels and I'm short : (7 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    1466 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @fingerscrossed:  I think you should wear whatever you want! I’m wearing flats just because I want to. Actually, I also think that heels make your posture worse because you literally cannot stand properly in them. 

    Post # 4
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I wore beautiful heels, and I wish I had worn flats. I was feeling really tired by the time we got to the reception, and I changed into flip flops. Whole new bride once those heels came off! I was happy and ready to party! My dress dragged a tiny bit due to the height difference, but it wasn’t bad at all. I told alterations I would be switching ahead of time.

    Post # 5
    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I wore flats and I was happy I did.  Wearing a wedding dress is hard enough, why wear tall heels no one is going to see?  I was super comfortable and could dance the night away without changing into flats and making the dress too long.

    Post # 6
    4441 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @fingerscrossed:  It sooooo does not matter.  I had a pair of heels that I wore most of the night and a pair of flats on standy.  I went with the heels because it meant I wouldn’t have to shorten my dress 😉

    Post # 7
    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I just bought my shoes- wedge heals of a decent height. I was contemplating flats, but my feet are really long and I felt goofy in them. Got the wegde since we’re havign an outdoor wedding, and I didn’t want to sink into the grass and snap my ankle.

    Post # 8
    748 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I wore flats on my wedding day and was super happy with them! To be fair, I’m pretty tall (5’9″) so that kind of helped me to make the decision. In addition, I never wear heels if I can help it so I didn’t really change that stance on my wedding day. There are beautiful, dressy looking flats that you can get that will look just as pretty as heels. Plus, your feet will probably be thanking you by the end of the night (unless you wear heels on a regular basis and are used to them, of course). 🙂

    Post # 9
    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Wear whatever you’ll be most comfortable in because you’re in for a looooong day. I wore flats because I’m tall and didn’t want to be noticeably taller than my SO (I’m already like an inch taller), but I found flats that were cute and still made me feel bridal. 

    Post # 10
    1043 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I wore heels as a BM to a wedding last summer and determined I am not comfortable in them lol I was fidgeting the who.e ceremony trying to redistribute my weight so my feet wouldnt hurt and I took them off as soonas we sat down for dinner (talk about classy…)


    i’ve determined I will wear comfortable heels that I will pic out myself and wear around the house for the next year for the ceremony and maybe pictures, the. Change into flats for the reception.

    Im not worried about the dress length with the flats later on becuase ill also be changing my dress… So my big poofy wedding gown will be Measured for My heels, and my sexy sparkly reception dress will be measured for my flats…

    i think the most important thing is that youre comfortable. Honestly no one will see the shoes but they will see you looking in pain/ uncomfortable in bad shoes.


    choose wisely!

    and contrary to popular belief, i do not find kitten heels any more comfortable then 3 inch heels… Alot of the are super strappy and create these awkward pressure spots…

    Post # 11
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    I broke my knee a few months before my first wedding so I chose to wear flats.  It was super comfortable and nobody noticed because they were under my desk.  I like the idea of wearing heels this time around but since we’re getting married on the beach I am stuck with wedges which I think make you walk funny or flat sandals.

    Post # 12
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I will wear heels and changed into flats. I have a tea length dresneigh dress length wasn’t a problem. 


    Post # 13
    2807 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    If you think you’ll love them wear them.  And if they are doing an above shot, won’t they bring a ladder.  I didn’t even ask my photographer to do an above shot before hand and he came with one just to do that picture of me.  Now that I think about it he did ask for my and FI’s heights before the whole thing and were both pretty tall people for our respective sexes.  I found the most comfortable beautiful shoes I could and wore them:


    They turned out to go beautifully with my dress.  I was doing to do flats but I have high arches in the end I decided to just do comfortable heel or no heel.  This is a pic but mine had a gold buckle in the front not white like this one.

    Post # 14
    2546 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I wear heels almost every day and I’m super used to them. however, at my wedding, I had to go inside every once in a while to take them off for a little bit because they were hurting so damn bad. go for flats

    Post # 15
    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Everyone looks better photographed from above – it elongates the neck and is just a lot more flattering!

    I wore flats, and am so glad that I did! I was comfortable all day/night!

    Post # 16
    2973 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @fingerscrossed:  Yeah I’m wearing flats. For me it’s an easy decision because :

    • As comfortable as some heels are, none last 6 hours
    • I get really grumpy when my feet hurt and I will not enjoy anything 
    • Most comfortable heels are also not the prettiest (they have an orthopedic look to them)
    • my dress is made for girls that are 5’9″ (which is how tall I am) and if I wanted to wear heels I’d have to order extra fabric $$$
    • FH is 6’1″ so with heels i’d be as tall as him, and I don’t want that
    • no one sees them! 

    Wear what you feel most comfortable in & let us know how the fitting goes! 🙂 

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