Post # 1
A little background…Fiance is about 2″ taller than me and I went out and got 4.25″ heels. I know. Sigh. Neither of us are really worried about the height difference because I know they are going to be off at the reception anyways and to tell you the truth, I kinda just wanted pretty shoes for pictures getting ready .
Here is a good shot of our height…I was in flipflops by now.
I just worry about the alter pictures…like when we are saying our vows and first kiss and all…I don’t want to have a few inches on him! In FI’s words “it might look weird if you are like bending down to kiss me” LOL! Obviously an exaggeration but got me thinking.
Our photographer is notorious for taking pics like this to show the whole alter…example here!
Would it be feasible to where lower heels for the ceremony and throw those back on for the beginning of the recpetion? I’ve tried my dress on with both a 3″ heel and the 4.25″ that I bought and the dress is being altered for the 4.25″ but here it is with 3″ heels on. Long, but not to the point where I can’t walk. My seamtress seems to think that since with the tulle skirt, we could even bring it up to be closer to altered to a 3″ heel and still be fine without it being too short.
Post # 3
I wore really tall shoes for the ceremony and put flat flip flops on for the rreception because I fell walking down the aisle in my tall shoes LOL. The dress was on the ground but I just lifted it when I needed to walk. It really wasn’t a huge deal. I was also slightly taller than my Darling Husband when we said our vows/ kissed but I don’t think you could even tell that much. I’ll post a few photos… hang on =)
Post # 4
Height difference:Shoes before the flip flops:
Dress length with the shoes:
Dress length without the shoes:
Post # 5
I don’t see why it wouldn’t be feasible to change if you want to! You’ll just have to put someone on shoe duty so that neither pair gets lost…
Post # 6
@HappilyEverAfter54: THANK YOU! That really helps!! Love your drss and shoes btw!
Post # 7
@ellbell921: Thank you! Yeah I figured the photos would help, I went through this too before the wedding but when the day came I took the shoes off without a second thought. As long as you lift the dress when you walk around it’ll be fine! =D
I did get a few photos caught of me walking around holding onto my dress but I don’t think that it looks bad: (also the height difference after the shoes)
Post # 8
@ellbell921: My Fiance is just 3-inch taller than me, and he will probably wear shoes with 1-inch heels (just typical men’s dress shoes). So originally I planned to wear 4-inch heels. But after watching the video that our dance teacher shot for us when we’re practicing our first dance, I found I looked bigger than him when I was wearing 3.75-inch heels.
(My street size is 0 or 2, and my Fiance usually wear a size M in american brands. So it should not be possible that I’d look bigger than him, but it did happen!! And I believe I’d look even bigger in a wedding gown…)
So now, my plan has been changed. I’ll probably wear 2.5-inch heels in the wedding…
My suggestion is… Why don’t you wear the shoes you like and take some pictures with your Fiance to see how it looks like? I wore 4-inch heels and stood in front of a mirror with my Fiance, and it looked fine, but it even didn’t work out in front of the camera when I was wearing lower heels…