(Closed) Flip Flp

posted 7 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: flip flops at a reception?
    Love the idea : (6 votes)
    20 %
    only if you have the extra money : (10 votes)
    33 %
    Waste of Money : (14 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 3
    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    one for every single guest? to be put on when they come in or just next to the dance floor? (is there a dance floor?)

    Post # 4
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’m doing this for my wedding.  We are going to have a basket full of them sitting next to the dance floor with a sign that says “Dancing Shoes”.  We have been buying them at Hobby Lobby when they go on sale every couple of weeks for 50% off (they are regularly $2 so we get them for $1!).  They are actually on sale there right now 🙂

    Post # 5
    4511 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Depends on your guests, but I think it might be a waste of money. 

    I would maybe wear them to dance in at the reception, but then I probably wouldn’t take them home. And I LOVE flip-flops . . . but I have a tiny closet and all the pairs I need. 

    I’m thinking of my family members, and most of them wouldn’t wear the flip-flops at all, because they’re just not flip-flop types. BUt your guests might be different.

    I just read the comment on the website from one bride saying that the flip-flops were “the highlight of [her] wedding,” so . . . I could be wrong!


    Post # 6
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I just don’t know. I’m trying to visualize my grandpa rifiling through the basket to find the right size, sitting down and removing his dress shoes and socks, and slipping on flip flops and smacking around the room. I can’t see it.

    Maybe it depends on your guest demographic. If you have a lot of women and a lot of younger people and you don’t mind a lot of stinky shoes sitting around. I think maybe 1/3 of my guests would even take them much less wear them there and then. Seems like a waste to me.

    Post # 7
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think in theory it’s a great idea but it’s not really necessary and there are other cutesy or hospitality-type things you can do for your guests instead (bathroom baskets, welcome bags, favors, etc) so I would just skip it and save the money or use the money elsewhere!

    Post # 8
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    I think a few is a nice idea for some women whose shoes hurt them, but not  a ton.  I would hav used them at a few weddings, but not all.

    Post # 9
    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We had them and the guests that used them love them. I’d only do it if you can get them at the Old Navy $1 sale, and I would go nuts on how many you buy. Like maybe 15% of your guests will use them.

    Post # 10
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    We had flip flops and our guests really used them. Our reception venue was literally on the beach so a lot of the women who would not normally wear flip flops with a dress (Aunts) were happy to use them to walk in the sand instead of dress shoes. I accidentally over bought flip flops and thought we’d go home with extras but only 4 pairs were left, all of the same size. I only got sizes appropriate for women as I didn’t expect the men to wear them and with one exception of my brother who hated his tuxedo shoes more than pink too small flip flops  it was only women but the photog didn’t let him slip by.  Ultimately, we had about 40 pairs for 85 guests and 35 were used by guests and I wore a pair by the end of the night so I would recommend flip flops if you are at a coastal venue with outdoor potential.

    Post # 11
    2742 posts
    Sugar bee

    I got them for my wedding.  I had about 200 guests and I bought about 70. I had about 14 left over that I promptly sold in the classifieds. They were the Old Navy ones but I didn’t get them on sale though.

    Post # 12
    1404 posts
    Bumble bee

    I was just at a wedding where they had flip flops.  Other than the bridal party, no one wore them.

    Post # 13
    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I like the idea. I did this for my bridesmaids. 

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