(Closed) Barefoot, flats, or wedges for beach wedding with short dress

posted 4 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: Should I go barefoot, wear flats, or wear wedges for my beach wedding in March in my short dress?
    Barefoot! : (8 votes)
    57 %
    Wedges --- you can't go barefoot! : (4 votes)
    29 %
    Flats --- make the compromise! : (2 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 2
    1628 posts
    Bumble bee

    What about a compromise with some foot jewelry? Shoes and sand never work well for me. What about something like this?

    Post # 4
    46605 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would choose a wedge in a hit of whatever color you love or are using for your wedding. Wedges will give you much better posture for your pics than flats.

    Mystique makes beautiful wedges not just flat sandals

    or something like this from Nordstrom Rack

    wedge sandal with jewelled ankle cuff-bucco roycie woven wedge sandal


    Post # 5
    2445 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    When it comes to sand, I prefer going barefoot. It feels good on the toes! 

    Post # 6
    3378 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    If it were me, I would definitely choose barefoot – but I hate walking on sand in shoes.  If you don’t care, you could try some wedges.  Maybe practice walking on the beach in them to see if you’re comfortable?

    Post # 8
    4233 posts
    Honey bee

    Barefoot on the beach and shoes for photos might be a good comprimise!

    This is coming from someone who finds it difficult to even walk on sand, lol. I can just imagine myself trying to hobble along in wedges.

    I know you’re not a fan of the foot jewelry, but what about an anklet or something to jazz up your bare foot?

    Post # 11
    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    genogirl:  We got married on the beach in mexico and I wore wedges. I really loved them, and since I am the same height as you I still got to feel a little taller than usual (and more on my Dh’s level for that first kiss!). I just got low wedges, not sure the total height, but I know it was under 3″ total. Super easy to walk in the sand with, and I felt way more put together & elegant with them on… I took them off at the end of our photos before dinner just because my photog wanted me to climb up on this boat & it was looking a lil hairy, but put them back on right away. I chose the ankle strap wedges because I didn’t want the flip flop /flopping action going on when you walk… 

    I’m not a fan of the foot jewelry or anklets either- I’ve only ever seen them during spring breaks in florida they just seem too party/casual to me… 



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    Post # 12
    6573 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    genogirl:  I’m a beach wedding photographer – almost every wedding I shoot is on the beach. 100% of my beach brides go barefoot. Some continue barefoot through their reception but many have shoes they put on for the reception. I personally would suggest no shoes for the wedding. Shoes in the sand looks silly, is not comfortable to walk/stand in…..and it’s the beach!!

    Post # 13
    264 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015 - Miami, Fl

    genogirl:  Personally, I’d go for wedges. I’m a Florida girl too and my fiance is 6’4 and I’m 5’2 so i wear heels/wedges EVERYWHERE, including the beach!

    BeckyS0:  You looked stunning! I love the purple crinoline that matched your shoes!!!

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