Post # 1
I have a few learning points from my wedding and thought I would start with flip flops for not reason other than it was the topic of a post I just read. Hope this can help someone plan. We had 80 guests and I had about 40 pairs of flip flops in varrying colors and sizes all bought from Old Navy. Our wedding was on the beach and hte flip flops were in 2 baskets on the deck. I bout an almost equal number of pairs in sizes 6,7,8 and 9.
- Sizes 8 and 9 were the first to go and many 7s were left over.
- Men like flip flops too (which could explain why the 9s were gone first), I saw a few of the boys wearing too small flip flops and at least one of the groomsmen asked why we didn’t have men’s sizes, aparently tux shoes are uncomfortable too.
- Many guests grabbed them early to ensure their color and size selection for later.
- Overall, they were a huge sucess, even some of the older adults we didn’t think would want them wore flip flops.
- one guest brought her own from home (my kind of person)
- I had navy, lt. pink, green and tan, navy was a wedding color and the others were nice compliments that I found on the Old Davy sale.
- Old Navy’s new flip flops are really comfortable.
I would totally do flip flops again and be sure to add a handful of larger sizes in neutral colors for men.
Post # 3
Thanks for the info. I was just thinking about this earlier this week. I was thinking about sneeking peaks at the FIL’s shoe sizes over the holidays. LOL, how would I explain that getting caught looking inside peoples shoes.
Post # 4
hey great advice!!!!! thanks for sharing 🙂
Post # 5
I bought flip-flops from Old Navy for my bridesmaids! They were a BIG hit!
Post # 6
Great idea! Just curious — what did you do with the “leftover” flip flops that didn’t get used?
Post # 7
Thanks for the post!
I will add to this post my experience!
I had a banquet hall wedding in a hotel! I had 54 guests and I bought 20 pairs of flip flops (other than the fancy ones I bought for me and my bridesmaids). I had 6 pairs left over 4-8’s and 2-9s. All the seven’s were gone (which is disappointing because I am a 7 LOL)
Post # 8
I gave them away the next morning at breakfast to ladies with small feet. We really only had about 5 pairs left and I gave away 3 and came home with 2. Initially, I ordered more in my size (8/9) intending to have those left over but it didn’t work out that way so my brother’s gf, another friend and my cousin’s wife got a second pair the next day. Not a big deal IMO.
Post # 9
@MapleMoose: Here’s another good use for leftover flip flops. A lot of missions/shelters need them for their clients to use as “shower shoes”. I’m sure your local shelter would be glad for the donation.
Post # 10
@PumpkinSpiceChai: That’s what I was thinking, if you had a lot leftover
Post # 11
@futureMrsMartin fif you buy those fancy flip flops or did you embellish them yourself? I bought flip flops for my BM’s but I woud love to ass something cute like the flowers in yours!
Post # 12
I work at Old Navy, so my tip for anyone buying flip flops there is to buy them suring the $1 flip flop day (get there at opening!!!) or wait til august when a lot of colors go clearance. They usually keep the basic colors year-round, but the patterned flip flops and a few colors will go down in price after the fall stuff starts to come out.
Post # 13
I just ordered 30 pairs of flip flops from old navy for $1.49 each, with a 30% off coupon code and free shipping. I am excited to see people’s reaction to them! (Our wedding is in a really small town and I’m pretty sure they don’t read wedding blogs! hahah)
Post # 14
@YellowBee3: They are old navy flip flops that I embellished myself! I think they turned out pretty well!
Post # 15
Our “dancin’ shoes” went like hotcakes, they were gone even before we arrived at the venue!