(Closed) Flip Flops!

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2492 posts
Buzzing bee

Men don’t take off their shoes at formal events. Women generally don’t either unless they are dancing. Even then, women tend to prefer to dance barefoot as flip flops are not intended for that purpose. If you want to buy them for the rare people who do, then go for it.

Post # 4
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Ember78:  I’ve never seen a woman dance barefoot at any wedding. I don’t know if its geographical, but that would just never happen where I live. They either take their heels off and put flip flops or flats on, or keep their heels on.

At my brother’s wedding, my feet hurt so bad I took my heels off as soon as the ceremony was over and put my flip flops on. I had planned to put my heels back on for my speech but I didn’t lol. I think guests would definitely appreciate flip flops – especially if everything is going to be on grass.


Post # 7
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Megan2035:  I think that is fine, you may have some left at the end of the night but they are only $12 so who cares.  I got 25 pairs for our wedding of 135 and had 5-10 leftover. 

Post # 8
9914 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Megan2035:  I guess if it’s cheap you could get a few pairs, but at the same time, I would rather deal with sore feet than lose my heels!  Plus, if anyone wore nylons or anything, they wouldn’t be able to wear flipflops anyway. 

(Also, to reply at someone, hit “reply” under their message you’re trying to reply to, and it’ll hyperlink the user name in the comment box!)

Post # 9
3579 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Go for it!

Guests at my wedding LOVED the flip flop basket.

I had 54 guests, bought 20 pairs of flip flops and had 6 pairs left over. But I just dispensed them amongst my friends by size the next morning!

Post # 11
1484 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My friend did a flip flop basket at her wedding.  She had about 150 guests, 75 female, and got about 40 pairs of flip flops at Old Navy at $1/pair during their memorial weekend sale.  She got them in black in a variety of sizes and tied each pair together with a ribbon and a little tag saying what size they were.  They were SO appreciated.  I’m doing the same thing for our wedding.  My worst nightmare is people taking off their shoes and dancing barefoot (I have my BMs on patrol to make sure no ladies do that), so flip flops seem like the perfect solution. 

I should say I will also be giving my BMs pairs of silver flip flops as part of their present and I’ll have a spare pair of blue ones (my wedding color) to stand out. Not that anyone can see my feet under my giant dress anyway.


Post # 12
2314 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@RhubarbPie:  I took my shoes off at the last two weddings I was at.  I live on the west coast (CA/WA) – maybe we’re just a little more relaxed about it?  Both events were fairly formal too and I wasn’t the only one.

Post # 14
1874 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Down here, in TX, it isnt a party till someone takes their shoes off and dance! Though, I wouldnt do it myself, I’m not bothered by the guests doing it. My reception is going to be in a hotel with carpet. I am getting flip flops from Old Navy for my BMs as a gift if they want to switch into something more comfortable but I do not have the money to get all my guests flip flops.

Post # 16
2314 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Megan2035:  It is a lovely gesture either way.  🙂

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