(Closed) Flip Flops @ Reception for guests? POLL

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would you provide "dancing shoes"?

    Heck yes! Kick off them heels and get on the floor!

    Nah, people don't need them and won't use them

    Other....I'll tell you below!

  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    I went to a wedding in April that had flip flops out for guests. Everyone was SO happy about them. People ended up wearing them all weekend of the destination wedding, too. IMO – worth it!

    Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    Dancing in flip flops is a lot harder than heels in my opinion (and I am not a heels girl) contantly strainging to keep them on, crunching your toes to make sure they do not fly off when mid dance…. I personally would never wear them, and I think it depends on who is coming. My granny wouldn’t chuck off her courts and boogie in flip flops (not sure she even knows what they are!) so for me no. However if your guests would be into it go for it 🙂 

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    Weddings that I have seen them at they seem to always go over well. But I don’t think they are at all necessary. I always wear or bring comfy shoes myself so really i’d just be leaving with a free pair of flip flops.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    amanda.417:  At the wedding I went to, many people took off their shoes and used the flip flops provided. By the end of the night, there were only 1 or 2 pairs of flip flops left, only b/c they were in really large sizes.

    Post # 6
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

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    amanda.417:  I had 40 pairs for our 125 person wedding and every single pair was used. Our guests really seemed to appreciate them. 

     

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

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    amanda.417:  I had 40 pairs for our 125 person wedding and every single pair was used. Our guests really seemed to appreciate them. 

     

    I also got mine at the Old Navy $1 sale and they let me go through the checkout multiple times to get what I needed. I just had to get 5, pay, get 5 more. .  . 

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

    I’m thinking of maybe doing this! Curious to see what others think. I think it’s a great idea, there’s a reason why all these different companies make all of these packable flats now for when your heels hurt your feet.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I did this and about half my shoes were used – I bought 50 pairs and 30 pairs were leftover (we had 160 people at our wedding).  It was fine because they were $1 each.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

    I toyed with the idea for my beach wedding. My family said they hated the flip flops with things between their toes and didn’t want to change out of the shoes they brought. I decided to save the money and spend it on the welcome bags instead which was received really well. 

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I’ve been buying flip flops since they came into the shops this year, a few each week. I have 28 now and it fills my basket. They were €1.50 a pair. I took off the shop sticker on the little hangers and bought custom stickers with our names on them from eBay. Had the basket already at home. And printed the sign myself in work, popped it into a frame that cost €1.49 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    I’ve never been to a wedding that had flip flops, but I doubt I would change into them given the option. I can’t really pinpoint why I don’t like the idea of flip-flops at weddings, but maybe it’s because it cheapens a formal event? At an event in which pictures are going to be taken of me, I want to look good and IMO flip-flops are only for the pool.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    My cousin had this at her wedding, and I thought it was a great idea!  Very few people actually used them, but I think it is a really nice gesture and an inexpensive way to show guests that you are appreciative of them and are taking good care of them!

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I went to a wedding that had them and people were really excited about them!  I think it’s a great idea and I don’t see an issue with flip flops at a wedding.  I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man in my friends wedding and we walked down the aisle in flip flops (floor length dresses) when guests saw our feet at the reception they would comment about how we ‘must be so glad to be out of those heels’ …lady I’ve had these on alllll day!  

    I see no issue with flip flops at weddings butttt I’m also getting married barefoot on the beach so I could be the minority 

    Post # 15
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I don’t think I could dance in flip flops.

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