(Closed) Heels and flats?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
13 posts
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m doing that, got heels for ceremony and flats for the reception. I think I’ll wear my heels for the garter toss (when the dress gets lifted) but get back into the flats once on the dance floor. I made sure the flats are pretty too by adding a little shoe brooch to it

Post # 4
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am definitly wearing heals and flats. I plan on wearing my heals for as long as I can hold out and then switch to flats for the rest of the night (I am not a barefoot girl). I am getting really cute flats because my feet are bound to be in some photos and I don’t want to wear flip flops on my wedding day (plus-what girl doesn’t like an excuse to buy shoes?) I don’t think it will look sloppy. Keep in mind that wedding dresses often have trains and are floor length so no one is going to notice some extra fabric around the edge. Now, you do run the risk of dragging it a lil on the floor but should be nothing that a good professional cleaner couldn’t get out before you store it.

Post # 5
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did heels and flats – be prepared to risk standing on your dress and ripping it if it’s delicate. I ripped the bottom of my dress by accidently standing on it many times. I changed back to heels after our beach photos and just dealt with it.

Post # 7
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

My dress was hemmed to accomodate 4″ heels for the pre-ceremony photos and the ceremony, and then I changed into flats for the reception. My dress (silk taffetta) did get stepped on a few times, but it survived intact and the cleaner was able to make it look like new. Honestly, a few shoe marks was a small price to pay for having happy feet during the reception.

Post # 8
6350 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m having 3.5inch strappy heels up to the first dance, then I have 2.5inch peep toes to change into. Although an inch doesn’t seem much, the difference is actually huge, and the second pair feel a lot lower. I’m hoping that an inch won’t make too much difference, and that my dress won’t be dragging. So, consider just having a slightly lower heel, and a more supportive style (eg closed in rather than strappy)

Failing that, if the fabric of your dress is delicate, look for flats with a rubber sole to minimise damage.

Post # 9
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ll probably do a small heel and then have flats in case I start to hurt. My partner isn’t much taller than me and while he doesn’t care if I tower over him, I don’t want to be a lot taller than him on our wedding day. I also am sure my feet will start to hurt (I have arthritis) so I will have some flats (or even flip flops!) handy.

Post # 10
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I wore 5″ heels and switched to 3.5″ wedges.  I will say that I stepped on the hem of my dress quite a bit after the switch, and I found myself kind of holding up the dress a bit while dancing which wasn’t a big deal.  The bottom of the dress got a bit dirty and there’s one small tear in it, but otherwise it worked out fine.

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