Post # 1
So our wedding cermony is going to be on the beach. No one likes sand in their shoes and walking in heels on the sand would be difficult. Instead of just going completely barefoot, I started looking for other ways to jazz up our feet. I came across barefoot sandals! I’m also going to give them to my bridesmaid and my flower girl (if she’ll wear them).
Does anyone know where to buy barefoot sandals for a decent price? OR has anyone here DIY them? It doesn’t look that hard to do. If you have made them, any tips??
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Post # 3
I’m also getting married on a beach and am contemplating doing something like this. I may need some platform sandals for height tho, so we’ll see.
I found this website based on a review on one of the wedding sites from another beach bride: http://www.beachbridejewelry.com/shop/barefootsandals/outerbanks.html. They will also send you samples of the colors of the jewels they use to make it easier to match your wedding colors.
Hope this helps!
Post # 4
So glad you posted this. i’m having trouble finding them as well. I started to DIY, but haven’t gotten far due to work. I’ll be sure to upload pics if they turn out well.
@ravenzoe – so glad you posted that link, thanks!
Post # 5
I’m thinking about going to DIY route to save money. I need 7 total with all my girls and buying them seems very expensive. Plus by making them I can choose my own colors to match. Let me know how yours turns out!
Also, you can get them on Esty but the ones that caught my eye are more expensive so I’ll try DIY for now.
Post # 6
This seller on etsy seems to have tons of different sandals, lots of them very bridal-y, and they seem like really good value.
Post # 7
These are easy to make. The secret is to use thin elastic cord and to measure each gal.
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Only use crystals at highlight points. They are expensive, especially if you are making 14 anklets/sandals. Faux pearls are inexpensive. Mixing them with crystals is very pretty and the bridesmaids can wear them with anything later.
Plan how to decorate where the cord ties off. I think the knot looks best atthe back of the ankle with a couple of beads on the dangling ends. Ask the gal at the bead store to show you some end beads that you clamp on the ends of the cords with simple pliers. You don’t need other tools.
A beadboard is inexpensive and a big help.
Post # 8
I’ve always bought toe rings from this store in Laguna Beach and they sell those barefoot sandals–they are called Shoells or something. Call them to be sure–i don’t see it on their website
Post # 9
@GretaEhm – thank you for your post!! A beadboard looks helpful. I always tend to drop beads and just wing a design before setting it up. Thanks for the tip on the bead ends. I,ve been stessing on how to close it off at the endl.
Post # 10
I think you could totally DIY no problem! I looked at those a couple of years ago and I think (if I remember correctly) they were kinda pricey for just beads and elastic cord!
Post # 11
I bet I can make those, now I’m bummed I’m not doing a beach wedding! They look super cute.
Post # 12
@jspeby sorry about that, i missed the decent price part of your comment. The beach bridal jewelry is a bit pricy, but I just had to share the site…I thought it was a great find!