Post # 32
I have seen a bride wear white platform flip-flops at the reception. They were a godsend to her. If I bring a comfortable pair of back-up shoes for the reception, I will definitely look for a pair like that just so it will help keep my dress up off the floor (I’m only 5’0).
@kenzieb07- I love those purple heels!!
Post # 33
These were my heels. (sorry so huge; i don’t know how to resize pics)
I wore these for dancing because I didn’t want my dress to drag and get so dirty. I looked for white or pink originally, but the were like $60! These were only $15 on sale. =) They were pretty comfortable, and I could walk and dance fine in them.
Post # 34
I wore my heels (3.5 inches) for the ceremony, introductions, first dance and half of dinner. I bought cute silver gladiator sandals to change into but ended up grabbing a pair of flip flops from the flip flop basket and wearing those all night. It was kind of funny to me since I had planned on shoes and ended up wearing flip flops that were too small because I couldn’t find my shoes. I bought my girls all matching flip flops as well and they put them on a soon as the reception was over but I had hoped they would have had their real shoes on for introductions and only in the photos did I realize they never changed back into the heels after we left church. I say shoes are over rated and back ups are perfect. I had a reception dress to change into which was shortened to my height in flip flops on purpose. However, it still had a sweep train which got black on the bottom just from the dance floor. You may think being inside it won’t get dirty but, everyone’s shoes bring the dirt in and it catches all on the hem that drags around all night.
Post # 35
I wore 3 1/4 inch heels and changed into slippers about halfway through the reception. Didn’t seem noticeable to anyone and my feet were much happier!
Post # 36
I plan to wear my 4″ heels throughout most of the day. But I bought these white wedge flip-flops as a “back-up pair” from Old Navy for less than $2! I figure they will be my emergency pair for the late night. I think they have a few more available online.
Post # 37
My heels were 4.5 inches and I switched into flip flops at the end of the night. They were a little longer but not noticeable really.
If you’re worried just bring both to your fittings so you can access for yourself!
If you’re really worried about the height difference considering buying a pair of wedges? I found a cute pair at Target that I didn’t end up wearing because it wasn’t high enough so it defeated the purpose.
Post # 38
I am 5 feet tall, and I switched to wedge flip flops at the end of the night that were just as tall as my heels. They weren’t as comfortable as they could be because of their thong in the toe, but they were more comfortable than the heel.
Post # 39
My feet KILLED me after the ceremony. And then I had to walk all over town in them for the pictures. By the time cocktail hour came I couldn’t stand. Luckily I brought a pair of flats just in case it was cold, I was going to wear them with tights (it was an outdoor reception). I wasn’t cold b/c of the heaters we had, but I was so glad to have those shoes! I actually wore a pair of flats I already had that I bought from payless years ago. It was such a last minute decision so I just grabbed something that I hoped would go with my dress, and they worked out fine.
Post # 40
I have a pair of white ones waiting for me as soon as we reach the reception.
Post # 41
I’m bringing my cowboy boots to put on in case my 3.25 inch heels are too much. the boots are comfy and still give me some height.
Post # 42
I’m definately buying a nice pair of flats. Wearing heels all day is one thing, but if I want to dance I would likely end up going barefoot which I’m not a fan of, so flats it is.
Post # 43
I have 4 inch heels. I brought my BMs and myself a pair of rollable ballet flats to change into for the reception.
Post # 44
My ceremony/picture dream shoes were 4 inch silver heels and I changed into a cute pair of silver flats 1/2 way through the reception regardless of the fact that I was walking on my dress!
Post # 45
Thanks everybody! This has pretty well convinced me to start making decisions on a practical backup flat. We just won’t tell Fiance how much I spent on my wedding shoes 🙂