(Closed) Flats vs. Heels?

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: Heels VS. Flats on wedding day?
    Heels all day : (24 votes)
    25 %
    Flats all day : (40 votes)
    42 %
    Heels for ceremony, flats for reception : (26 votes)
    27 %
    Flats for ceremony, barefoot for reception : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Other (explain below) : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    3078 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    If you don’t wear heels on a regular basis, why wear them at your wedding?  I’m doing heels for the ceremony and flats for the reception.  I usually wear heels at work, but I’m really clumsy and I’d rather not have super sore feet by the end of the night so I will change into flats =)

    Post # 4
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I wore flats all day long and LOVED it! They were cute and in our wedding colors, and I was so, so comfortable all day long. It rained for a little bit while we were leaving the church, so I had to hike up my dress so as to not get it wet on the way to the limo, so everyone got to see my shoes much more than I planned, and I got nothing but compliments!

    Post # 5
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    There are TONS of brides on here who have worn flats on their wedding day and I haven’t heard a single one of them say anyone was upset. Do what you feel most comfortable with!

    Post # 6
    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’d either do flats the whole day OR heels the whole day… but only because when they hem your dress it should be hemmed in the shoes you plan to wear.  I am sticking with heels, but I can walk around all day and evening in them without any issues.  Also, if I take them off my dress will be too long πŸ™

    Post # 7
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    other – heels for ceremony

    barefoot for reception

    Post # 8
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    @DaneLady:  That’s a good point! I’m tall and was worried about whether my dress would be long enough. Flats made my dress the perfect length!

    Post # 9
    2163 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I know many women aren’t comfortable in heels, and while I don’t think of them as comfortable, I do think they are necessary on some occasions, and I think one of these necessary occasions is my wedding day..I can’t imagine getting so glam-ified and gorgeous, with the hair, nails, make-up, and dress…to put on flats. IMO it doesn’t do the day justice. I do plan on wearing a lower heel, maybe 3 inches, not more, and breaking them in before my big day. While I love flats on most days and for work…I don’t think they could ever be as elegant or sexy as a good heel, even if they’re under the dress most of the night. I’d search through Cole Haan’s heels, they have shoes that have air Nike technology and are supposed to be super comfortable.

    Post # 10
    6248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    I’m having an indoor/outdoor wedding so I’m wearing flats.  It’s easier than having to worry about my heels sinking into the grass or my dress dragging on the ground if my feet get tired and I take the heels off.

    Here they are:

    Post # 11
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    If you are most comfortable in flats, wear flats!

    I do not recommend changing heel height mid-day because your dress will drag (get the hem done in the heel height you choose).

    I wore heels all day and, quite frankly, no one saw my shoes!  I wouldn’t change I thing (because I’m a heel-wearer).

    Post # 13
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    @ScaryAri924: Thanks girl! And yep, red was our primary wedding color. The Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses were red and my bouquet was red roses and white cala lillies, and our reception flowers were red, yellow, and white, so the shoes fit in with the theme!

    P.S. I can move this post to shoes for ya!

    Post # 16
    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I wore heels and then switched out to flat later, and it was glorious. My only caution is that you don’t get too high a heel and that your flats are maybe a little thick in the sole so that the change in length of your dress doesn’t cause problems. You will want the length to be appropriate for the heels since most of your important pictures will be taken while you are in the heels, but you don’t want to then trip over all the extra length while dancing the night away in flats. My heels were 2 inches and my sandals had maybe a 3/4-i inch elevation, so I had no problems. It can be trickier to find amazing heels that height, but it can be done. Nina has some, and if you can spend the money, so does Stewart Weitzman, Jimmy Choo, and Kate Spade.


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