(Closed) Bridal Shower “Be Careful with Your Heels Please!” Sign

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think I would ever wear my shoes in someone’s house. Even if they say “Oh, don’t worry about your shoes!” I still feel compelled to take them off. But, the bridal salon where I got my dress has a sign that says “Please be kind; leave your shoes behind”. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Appless14:  I would try to spread via word of mouth that flats or shoes with a larger heel would probably be more comfortable. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m confused. Does your floor scratch very easily? I walk around my wood-floored apartment in heels all the time with no issue, and have hosted many small parties w/o footwear-related incident.

Perhaps you could put down some rugs or otherwise protect the floor where most of the traffic is likely to be? If I saw a sign like that I would just be bewildered. Does it mean I’m supposed to take my shoes off and risk a splinter from your deck or what? I know how to walk in heels. What does ‘be careful with them’ mean?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@mrssrm:  Oh I was thinking the concern was that heels would get caught in between panels on the deck. I think I read it wrong though. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Natalieh86:  Oh, I hadn’t considered that possibility. Damn heels…so perilous.

OP, if everyone’s aware that the party will be held on a deck, I’d think they’d tend to wear wedges/sandals/non-stilettos anyway. Does your crowd tend to favor skyscraper heels no matter the venue?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mrssrm:  I think maybe I misunderstood too.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I totally understand what the OP means…I wouldn’t allow all those shoes in my house! We have a sign that says something to the effect of, You are welcome, your shoes are not! and We line up 5 or 6 pairs each of our own shoes outside, so that people get the idea.

 

& Its NOT rude at all in my opinion!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would probably go to Building 19 or some other cheap store and get a hallway runner for like $30 to put in the area of concern. But yes, a cute saying could be “when you run to the loo, please take off your shoe!” or something along those lines…

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Or, “Because of the wood floor, please leave your heels at the door”

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Random thought…and maybe I’m reading it wrong,too…. but the first thing that pops in my head is maybe a cute lil rug or runner to protect the wood. Sounds like, by the description, the trek isn’t that far, so maybe something small and cute/not too expensive would work? My sister has one that runs from their door to their laundry room, which is where guests inevitably take their shoes off. It’s a rug, so the underneath has a rubbery feel, which keeps it in place on their wood floor.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I feel like the last one makes people understand whats going on – they will get that the wood floor is the area of concern and that they can still have heels on the deck…

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Agh! Miss Orchard Cute idea for the sign!!! And jinx on the runner thing!! HA! …..I LOVEEEEE your sign saying!! Laughing

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yeah, ditto…I mean the last one you posted

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ForeverAndEverAfter:  

I guess it depends on the way things are set up. I don’t have a problem with taking my shoes off if I’m a guest in someone’s house, but I would kind of resent being asked to take my shoes off so that I could go stand outside. And making people remove their shoes and then put them back on if they wished once they reached the deck seems awfully inconvenient, especially for the poor girl who happens to be wearing shoes w/ ankle straps.

All that said, OP, it’s your house and your rules. And I’d sooooo much rather be given clear instructions (“Please remove your shoes”) than attempt to figure out what ‘be careful with your shoes’ means.

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