(Closed) Broken toe- how am I going to dance at my wedding?!??!

posted 9 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
2640 posts
Sugar bee

So sorry.  Ugg!  How long is it supposed to be bandaged up?  Did you ask your doctor if there was anything you could do?  I’m certainly not an expert, but the thought that came to my mind is the stuff they do to athletes.  They inject them where the injury is to keep them from feeling the pain, so they can finish the game or whatever.  But that might not be for fractures.  Just a thought.  Sorry!

Post # 4
184 posts
Blushing bee

I’ve broken a toe before – my heart goes out to you, cause I know how much those little piggies can hurt! I defintely think you will need flats. When you wear heels, all your weight goes onto your toes, which is definitely a no-no unless you want to cry for the entirely wrong reasons during your wedding ceremony. 🙁 I also recommend some strong pain killers and some anti-inflamatories if your toe still hurts by the wedding. Sorry, it can take some time to heal those bones. I had residual pain for a full year after I broke mine.

Post # 5
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Buddy up that broken guy as much as you can between now and the wedding.  Try not to cram your toes together in shoes (embrace sandals) and as for working out, cycling will be best.  Even an eliptical is going to put pressure on your toe.  Depending on what height you have your dress hemmed to, will it be too long with flats?  If so, wedges or some type of platform might be a good option.

Sorry about the toe, I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Post # 6
584 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Don’t lose hope! I’ve broken a toe twice… the first was a pinky toe, and it felt better within a month. The second was a middle toe, and it took more like 5 months, but I was stupid and messed up the healing several times by kicking things. Take really, really good care of it, buy some flats in case, and hope for the best. As for exercise, I was able to swim comfortably after about a week, with the buddy-taping.

Post # 7
898 posts
Busy bee

I have broken my pinky toe at least 5 times (that I know of…I don’t always go to the dr. since i know they just tape it). Last year alone, I broke it 3 times. So I feel your pain. But typically, the real pain typically goes away within a couple of weeks. I would buy flats just in case, and be very careful until your wedding! Heels will put a lot of pressure on it (depending on which one you broke) but if it doesn’t hurt, I’d do the heels for the ceremony and make sure you have flats to dance in. Otherwise you’ll pay for the pressure later.

The doc’s gonna probably want you taping it for 4-6 weeks, but its all about what’s comfortable for you.

Post # 8
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wish my bro in law was in town and I’d ask him (he’s an ortho). 

What I’d do is seriously see an ortho and find out what they can do in the interim (put you on serious anti-inflammatory and their advice) and what to do on the day of.

This is one of those things in life you have to get the right answers for.

Post # 9
88 posts
Worker bee

I broke my toe a week ago.  This is the second time in 15 months I’ve broken a toe.  If it helps, I also have a stress fracture in my other leg so I’m really a mess.  With the first broken toe, it was four weeks before I could comfortably wear shoes at all.  This time I can already wear sneakers so I think it really depends on which toe is broken.  I think with four weeks to go, you may be okay.  However, you may want to go looking for a more comfortable pair of shoes either flats or flip flops.  You may be able to wear your heels for the ceremony and just switch to the flats/flip flops for your reception.  Broken toes hurt a lot, but it will get better.  I would even recommend waiting to go shoe shopping for a couple of weeks because it’s likely that any pair of shoes you try on will hurt.  It sounds like you saw a doctor so you probably know that ice and elevation are the best things for your toe.  I can’t say enough for ice and elevation.  It makes a huge difference.  Good luck with the toe!  I hope it heals quickly. 

Post # 10
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

wow, flats for sure!


the main thing is you  you feel better in time for your wedding do you can dance!

Post # 11
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Owie! Is your ceremony going to be long? If not I think if you took good care of your toe now, you should be able to wear your heels at least for the ceremony but I would get flats for the reception. Honestly, after I dance for a long periods of time, even at weddings, I and everyone I know throw our shoes off! I have lost a few pairs doing that but its all in fun! I am sorry you are going through this! Never broken a toe but have broken my tailbone and that is torture!

Post # 12
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Even if you can’t officially "wear" your pretty shoes, you can still get some photos of you getting ready with them. If you put them on and sit down they can at least be on in a photo.

Post # 14
200 posts
Helper bee

Awwwww. That’s too bad.

I went to a wedding last year where the bride had broken her leg at her bachelorette party. She hobbled down the aisle on crutches! She looked beautiful and had a fantastic attitude, but I’m guessing that no bride dreams of all the guests bursting into laughter when she makes her grand entrance. 🙂

Actually, it was a lovely wedding and the bride looked beautiful and had a fabulous night. But it was a bit of a shame for her. 

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