Post # 1
Hey guys –
I’m planning to get flip flops to put near the dance floor for my guests. I’ve seen them at a few weddings and I always find them really nice and convenient! I want a total dance party and my wedding will have music and dancing from 7pm – 2am, so I figured hey – can’t hurt!
I’m interested in hearing from brides who have done the flip flop thing – how many did you get relative to your guest number. There’s a sale at old navy and I was going to pick them up in my wedding colors. I’m inviting 220 guests, and I’m assuming that roughly half are women, so 110 – I’m assuming all won’t come and then all won’t wear the flip flops, so I was thinking of getting 60 – 30 medium, 15 small, and 15 large. I’m getting them in 3 colors and each size will be a color so it’ll be easy to grab.
What do you ladies think? It’s not really a favor, just kind of a “perk” for guests since I’m not putting my logo on it nor am I expecting anyone to cherish these sandals, but I didn’t know where else to put it.
Post # 2
I think the numbers sound good! I love the idea of flip flops at weddings. I had scarves that I had instead of flip flops at my wedding, since it was colder when I got married. I bought about 75 scarves (enough for each woman to have one) and I had a ton left over. I got a great deal on eBay. I ordered just a couple to check the quality then ordered a bunch once I knew they were good. They took about 8 weeks to get delivered but was worth it to save the money! Just a thought, you may be able to get them cheaper than the old navy sale!
Post # 3
It’s one of those things the bride thinks is cutsie but the guests will be whispering “whats the point?” Of those invited, the ones that go to the wedding may not stay long at the reception, those that stay at the reception may not be much of dancers, and those that dance a lot will probably not want the hassle of taking off shoes, keeping track of their shoes and getting the right size flip flop. Tell people to bring their dancin’ shoes and leave the high heels at home.
Post # 4
I have seen this at loads of weddings. I personally don’t ever take them, but I have UK size 9 feet and I can guarantee they won’t fit my big ass feet. I bring my own flat shoes for the evening dancing.
I am never sure how many are taken, but people seem to like them.
Post # 5
nikkiv1313 : Well, I’m not really doing it because I think it’s cute, but because I think people like them. Obviously not every woman will take them, but I’m sure those ladies can just ignore them, no? Not really worried about people wondering what the point is or gossiping. Like I said, I don’t care if these are a cherished favor but I just think some people will appreciate them and some people overestimate their ability to be in heels all night. I’m expecting a party atmosphere with lots of guests in their 20’s and early 30’s.
I’ve mentally considered “small” a US size 7, “medium” a size 9, and “large” a size 11. I personally wear a size 6 but would take 7s and have no problem with them for the night.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2018 - Mount Princeton hot springs
I personally hate flip flops and would still love this haha. Especially if you are having a very formal dress code. I’ve definitely had to cut my dancing short because my feet were killing me after wearing heels all day and no way Im taking my shoes off. I’ve never been to a wedding that has this so I dont have any advice as far as that goes but I do think it’s a nice idea.
Post # 7
I think it’s a nice idea, although I wonder if it’s anymore comfortable to dance in flip flops than whatever the guests will be wearing? Just a thought, but I would rather dance in flats than flip flops that may slip off. Your party sounds like a blast. I hope you have guests dancing late into the night. Even at the most party atmosphere weddings I have been to, I have never seen dancing go beyond 3 hours (which is a long time for dancing!).
Post # 8
Teekay6718 : Thanks! Yes our wedding is black tie optional. Obviously people are free to leave whenever they want – I just don’t want guests who like, want to stay and party but are anxious to go home because their feet are killing them
Post # 9
I have seen flip flops or those disposable ballet slippers handed out frequently. They are of course not necessary but in my experience well received and well used. If it was me I’d order a few more in the small and large sizes.
ETA Size 7 would be a medium in most brands.
Post # 10
I did this and they were very well-received. We had maybe 5-6 pairs left at the end of the night. That being said, we did old navy and they aren’t sold as “small” “medium” or “large”, they are sold as regular sized shoes so not sure what you are looking at. We had 110 guests and I think I ordered about 50 pairs sized 5-11. I would stick with flip flops with actual sizes, not small, medium or large. I wear size 5 so a small that is a size 7 would be ridiculous on me.
Post # 11
AnonBee2019 : So if you dont care about options contrary to yours then why post the question anyway?
Post # 12
nikkiv1313 : Because I was asking about what sizes people think I should get and how many flip flops
Post # 13
I did this at my wedding and they were a huge hit! I had people coming up to me all night talking about how much they loved and appreciated them!
I had about 130 people invited, and I believe we bought about 30/35 pairs and had a few extras (though we had a lot of kids at the wedding that didn’t use them). We bought an assortment of sizes between 6 and 10, with more pairs skewed towards the lower end.
For size labeling, we just printed out a cute little tag (We used placecards to print on and then cut them in half) with a hole punched out of it and just used ribbon to tie the flip flops together and then attach the size tag.
Post # 14
I did this and it was a HUGE hit. We had 150 guests and I got 60 pairs. There were only 3 pairs left at the end of the night!! So many people told me they loved the idea and were so thankful I did it! Our dance floor was packed all night too 🙂
ETA: I got the majority sizes 6-9 and then a handful of 10s and a handful of 5s
Post # 15
I did this at my wedding and they were SO popular! Ignore the naysayers – if people don’t want them, they don’t have to take them! I personally had people coming up to me before the dancing started (which is when we had planned to put them out) saying “I heard you have flip flops??” My dad had a great time handing them out 🙂