Anyone regret going with high heels for the big day?

posted 2 years ago in Shoes
Post # 16
70 posts
Worker bee

I wore 3.5 inch heels the entire day. My feet survived the day of, but hurt sooo bad the next day! Either way, I don’t regret it. I loved my shoes!!!

Post # 17
1578 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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ohdarling :  I wore roughly 3″ wedges.  

My feet still hurt a little by the end of the day due to all the running around and dancing, so I am so glad I went for comfort over style (though they are also nice looking shoes)

If you don’t regularly wear heels that high, I wouldn’t wear them on your wedding day.  As your friend said, you won’t even be able to see them, so to me comfort was far more important, especially during the ceremony where it does feel like you’re standing for a while – and our ceremony was short and sweet. 

Post # 18
291 posts
Helper bee

I wore my 5″ heals all day and night! Loved how tall & skiny I looked!! No regrets, I went with a super comfy and cute white platform boot. 

Post # 19
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I wore kitten heels the entire day! Some of my bridesmaids brought flats to change into for the reception, but had to change back into heels because they kept tripping over their hemlines. So I’m very glad I didn’t try to do that.

Post # 20
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I rarely wear heels, and like you they tend to be around 3 inches.  I chose to wear flats because I knew I wouldn’t last all day in heels.  I didn’t want to get my dress hemmed to the length of the heels and then it be too long when I changed into flats for the reception.  My dress had a lot of layers and I didn’t want to be tripping over it.  Best.Decision.Ever.  I am so glad I chose to wear flats all day.  I was comfortable and able to walk normally, even when we walked in grass and on uneven streets for photos.

Post # 21
1640 posts
Bumble bee

I wore 4 inch stilettos all day and night. Danced until 2 AM. Feet didn’t hurt the next day at all. It helps when the heels are well made with high quality materials and proportioned properly. 

Post # 23
7240 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I had my shoes specially made and decided to go with a 2.5″ heel because I do NOT like for my feet to hurt or be uncomfortable. I can always tell when women are wearing gorgeous shoes but their feet hurt. It’s a terrible vibe for an outfit. I also got some cute white bridal flip flops and toward the end of the night, I switched into those. At that point, I’d been wearing my heels for over 10 hours and my feet were a little sore but not anywhere near excrutiating in the way they would have been in really high heels. My priority was to look and feel good at our wedding and I did.

Post # 24
9899 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t regret them per say, but if I had to redo it I would wear flats.

Nobody could see my heels under my dress anyway. And when I took them off for flats later, I had to hold my dress up to keep from stepping on it all the time. Annoying.

Post # 25
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I wore flats and was extremely happy with my decision. They were comfortable all day long and I was able to dance and move around in them without issue. 

Post # 26
580 posts
Busy bee

So jealous of the ladies who are tall enough to go without heels for the sake of comfort! Like the OP, I’m only 5 feet tall (5’1″ if I stand up straight), so heels are kind of a requirement if I don’t want to look like a child on my wedding day. I’m planning to wear 3″ platforms with a thick, sturdy heel for the ceremony and then change into a lower heel or flats for the reception. I’m going to have the dress hemmed for flats so I won’t have to worry about tripping over the hem. I think it will look fine if the dress is 3 inches off the ground when I’m wearing heels. It will still cover the top of my foot, but the rest of the shoe will be visible. I actually prefer when long dresses don’t cover my whole foot; makes it look like I have no feet.

Post # 27
502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Nope, because I wore white beaded strappy flat sandals. I never wear heels and when I do they end up coming off at some point during the night, and I didn’t want to have to worry about it. Plus I am super clumsy and could have seen myself falling while walking down the aisle or dancing! No one could see the shoes anyway, but I was very comfortable all night and I loved it. 

Post # 28
899 posts
Busy bee

Like others I changed during the reception. I had 4inch heels and a cute pair or sparkly white flats. 

Post # 29
3090 posts
Sugar bee

I’m opting to go for a lower heel than I would normally wear, in the interest of trying to be as comfortable as possible on during a long day when I’ll be on my feet a lot.

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