(Closed) heels, how many inches?

posted 10 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Worker bee

I never wear heels. I wear flip flops, sneakers or Dansko clogs unless I have to go to a wedding or another event that requires nice shoes (so maybe 2-3 xs per year).

 I am wearing 2 1/2 inch heels for my wedding. I knew that I would not need to get my dress hemmed if I had a heel over 2" so I decided on the height that way.

 It really is a personal decision about heel height. You want to be comfortable!  

Post # 4
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378 posts
Helper bee

I wear 2-3 inch heels for work all the time (and normally end up running somewhere in them) so mine are 3in for the wedding. I’m used to them. I would say that if you’re not used to them, wear lower heels or practice a lot. If you have a heavy dress (like I do) that will also throw off your balance. I actually need to put mine on and break them in a little more, so it looks like it’s a day of cleaning the house with heels on for me! Too bad my veil is at my parents house, that would be great! 🙂

Post # 5
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39 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I  wear 3 inch heels often.  My heels for the wedding are 2 1/2 because I wanted to be comfortable all night and not worry about a 2nd pair and changing.  Regardless of the height just make sure you break them in prior to the big day.

Post # 6
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76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

If you’re not used to wearing heels, DO NOT try to push your limits on your wedding day — YOU WILL REGRET IT.  I wear 2-2.5" heels on a regular basis for full days with no problems, 3" heels for a couple of hours at a time.  The heels I wore for my wedding were 3.25".  For the first several hours — no problems!  Walking around the city getting our formal pictues taken were fine, everything was great.  By the time of the ceremony, I had them on for roughly 5 hours, and my feet were starting to hurt.  By the end of the night — 12 hours later, I was in excruciating pain, and my back was unbearable.  Two months later, I can’t wear 2" heels without being in pain.  DO NOT push your limits for your wedding.  If you don’t wear more than 1-2" heels now, then don’t wear more than 1-2" heels for your wedding.  Your vanity is not worth suffering back injuries which will last far longer than your wedding night.  Trust me!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

If you’re not used to wearing heels, why start now? There are plenty of cute shoes with low or no heels. I rarely wear heels (usually 1/2" to 1 1/2"), and my wedding heels will be 1 3/4" tall. They’re a pair of shoes that I’ve worn many times before and they’re very comfortable.

Take into account what you’ll do if you decide to wear heels taller than you’re used to and then you get uncomfortable. Do you change into something lower? If you do, make sure your dress is hemmed such that you won’t trip on it if you’re wearing lower shoes. IMO, best to avoid that in the first place and be comfortable in what you wear.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Well, I have bought a pair of very high heels, but we changed our venue so I’m only going to wear them for the reception (they are blue seersucker Christian Louboutins with a 110mm heel I think). I’ll go barefoot for the ceremony (on beach) and I’ll probably get some sort of cute flats to walk between the cottage, ceremony and reception.

Post # 9
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508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i wear heels at work on a fairly regular basis – anywhere from 2.5-4" – and am going with 3.5" for the wedding.  i bought them early and have broken them in, added foot petals and will also bring a pair of platform flip flips just in case for the end of the reception. 

as chelseamorning mentioned, there are a lot of super cute shoes out there with low or kitten heels.  if you do want to go higher, get the shoes early and practice to get used to them.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

My wedding heels are 4 1/4" inches.  I normally wear 3-4 inch heels and didn’t plan on wearing such high heels but I found a pair of Jimmy Choos that I couldn’t pass up.

Post # 11
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267 posts
Helper bee

I agree with the advice not to push your heel limits. I regularly wear 2" chunky heels, and for the wedding I ordered 3" ballroom dance shoes (pretty much as comfortable and stable as shoes get). By the end of the day my feet STILL hurt, though I’m sure it would’ve been a lot worse if I’d gotten regular shoes with less padding.

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