(Closed) Flip Flops for my guests

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am totally doing it! Go to Micheals, they are cheap there! I just got black ones in all sizes and figured they could be for boys and girls. I got 25 so far for a wedding of around 90, will get a few more before the big day. My grandmother couldn’t even begin to understand the idea of flip flops at a wedding, but I know that it’s a new trend and I am all for it! I am going to put two baskets on either side of the dance floor with some sort of sign that reads “give your feet a rest (but don’t stop dancing!)” or something…

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I wouldn’t worry about the guys. Usually they’re in pretty comfy shoes, those lucky ducks!

I’m a size 11, so I gotta be honest, your sizes wouldn’t fit me at all. I’m going sizes 7, 8 and 10–if flip flops are just a little big/small, it doesn’t matter as much. Or I may just order the sizes that come in S, M, L–large is usually around a size 10, which would also fit me and others I know who have big feet like me!

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

One of the things to bear in mind is that older female guests will probably not use flip flops.  They tend to wear hose to formal occasions, and it is hard to wear flip flops with hose.

I found a place that sells a dozen Chinese cotton Mary Janes for $17.99, or $1.49 a pair, including shipping. Or you can get a case of 72 for $0.50 a pair plus shipping.  This may be another alternative to consider.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I just ordered 30 pairs of ladies’ flip flops from Old Navy yesterday for $2.50 each.  I got a different color for each size and I bought sizes 6, 7, 8, and 9.  I bought more of the 7 and 8 because they are the most common sizes.  Our guest list will probably be around 175 with 50/50 men and women.  Ages of guests will be across the board from 20ish to 80.  Do you think I get more than 30 pairs?  And should I get a couple size 10s? 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Dollar Days International is a good wholesale website for ordering a large amount…

They do the breakdown with “proper” size ratios for you – you may get 100 pair of flip flops for less tha $100.  Some cases are 72 pairs. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@ kosstobe- Definitely get some a couple of bigger sizes I’m a 10 and those 9’s just will not fit me, I also know quite a few girls that wear the same size as me.

I think flip flops are a great option for guests, but I agree women would probably use them more than men.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

I am going to get little chinese slipper type things for the women. I am trying to get all of their shoe sizes so that I can tie a tag with their names on each pair  and place them alphabetically in a shoe cozy type thing so there won’t be women’s shoes lying all over the place when they switch.

I am also thinking about having some light weight wraps for the women so if they want to go out on the patio or even at the end of the night they won’t be chilled.

Men always have comfy shoes on and they also have jackets so they don’t find run into the problems we women have.

Post # 10
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Newbee

I had 200 guests and bought about 30 pairs of old navy ladies flip flops mostly sizes 7,8,9 but also threw in a couple of 6’s and 10’s.  They were gone really really fast!  I wish I had bought more, and we had a 50/50 mix of older and younger ladies. 

The one thing I wish I had done was tuck some for the bridesmaids and myself on our chairs.  I had given them matching flip flops earlier in the day which I though they would use.  It ended up they didn’t have a chance to go back to the hotel room and bring them into the reception.  So I wish I had waited and asked my planner to hand them to them at the reception. 

They were a big hit!

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