Post # 1
What do you think? I fell in LOVE with these heels today and bought them. They are super comfy since they are open toe and pretty much open all around…however…I am afraid the heel might be too tall and painful as the night goes on? I am supposed to go to the bridal salon where I ordered my dress this week with my purchased bridal shoes so that they can determine the appropriate length my dress will need to be. I do plan on switching to flats after the ceremony (assuming these are too painful), but will my dress look awful length-wise going from such a high heel to a low flat?
Here’s another picture showing the height of the heel (eye level), I really should just measure them already!!)
Post # 3
I think the answer really depends on you. I spent 14 hours of my wedding day in heels higher than this but I commit to heels & they were relatively comfortable. So a couple of preliminary questions:
1-Do you wear high heels often/long?
2-How long is your reception?
3-Do you consider this particular pair comfortable?
Post # 4
not aweful but you will drag a lot and possibly trip a bit
Post # 5
If you are concerned, you can always buy a backup pair of shoes. On my wedding day I had 5 1/4 inch heels I wore for the ceremony and reception until 10/1030ish. I then changed into 4 1/2 inch wedges after a few drinks. You could not really notice the difference in length of my dress because I was walking/dancing anyway 🙂
Post # 6
@soy: Not too high at all for me personally but all depends on what u are used to…. Mine are 4.5 inches! I def suggest wearing them and breaking them in before the big day! I love them!
Post # 7
1. No, I don’t wear them as much as I should (according to Fiance LOL), but I recently found that open toe heels are MUCH more comfy than closed toe ones (which I always used to pull off hours before the night would end) and I could last longer in those.
2. The reception (actual dancing and partying!) will be about 4.5 hours, but I would be taking photos in these heels hours prior to the reception and wear them during the ceremony (prob for about 3 hours), so if I wore them the whole night it would be 7 hours!
3. I do consider them comfortable but only for the short time I wore them in the store!
lol I hope I don’t trip, I’m clumsy enough as it is!
When you switched into your flats, did you feel like your dress was dragging?! That’s my biggest concern since the salon is going to submit my measurements etc. to the designer once I’ve picked out the shoes to approximate the length of the dress (there is a lot of beadwork at the bottom)
Post # 8
My wedding shoes are 6in but I also wear heels pretty much every day that are the same height so I am used to it. If you don’t wear heels often you might want to start getting your feet used to them. And as far as switching shoes it’s your wedding do what you want. My sister just got married and she switched to flip flops at the reception lol no one cared
Post # 9
So accomodating for the flats are the only realistic option. Having looked at your dress, I would say get it hemmed as much as possible without having the heels show and if it’s still drags when you put your flats on pack an extra crinoline or two to poof it out. You’d be amazed how much length a crinoline will lift.
Post # 10
Those heels are so cute! Could you switch to a slightly lower, more comfortable wedge like a PP suggested? I def wouldn’t want to go from a high heel to a flat – the extra length of the dress would be difficult to deal with.
Post # 11
AH! 6 inches! go you!!!
did not even think of that…that’s actually a pretty great idea but I don’t think I want my dress to be much more poofy ( I was actually considering taking out the one layer of crinoline in there!)
I think that’s the answer. My sister kept mentioning that her wedding heels were wedges and that they were so comfortable…I didn’t even consider having that be my second heel!
I think this *may* be about 4.5 inches too (if you look at the more recent photo), and thank you!
Post # 12
I couldn’t wear those for longer than 5-10 minutes before ripping them off in pain, but i’m a cute ballet flat kind of girl!
I think honestly 3 inches (or a little higher if there is a platform) is as high as i’d ever want to go, especially if i’ll be walking around for pictures/standing during the ceremony/walking around greeting people and then dancing for 8+ hours.
Post # 13
When I put my flats on I also chaned my dress. The difference between 5 1/4 and 4 1/2 wasn’t too noticeabl though 🙂
Post # 14
@soy: My wedding heels are 5 1/4 inches and I plan on ripping them off right after the ceremony and getting into my flats. My solution to the HUGE height difference: FRONT BUSTLE! Definitely ask your seamstress if it is possible for your dress. I got super lucky and it worked BEAUTIFULLY with my dress. My seamstress said front bustles can only work on certain dresses. Mine is a mermaid organza with ruffles.
Post # 15
They are just gorgeous….no such thing as “too tall”, as long as you’re comfortable in them – they are fine. And you always have the option of bring flats or flip flops?
Post # 16
A front bustle… i’ve never even heard of that! great idea. My heels are 4.5″ and i plan on wearing flats afterwards.