Post # 1
I wear heels everyday to work- pretty good sized heels- 3 inch usually- with a platform. I’m good in heels, but Fiance loves when I’m a shorty (his words) he’s 6’1 and I’m 5’7- he wants me to wear flats- and I’m really not complaining- I would be much more comfortable in flats- I pretty much wear riding boots and skinny jeans if I’m not working- so I’m all about flats when I can get away with them. My dress is an A line- so my shoes will be covered- it will have to be hemmed no matter what- so that’s not an issue. I was telling my maid of honor this over the weekend and she was mortified at the thought of me wearing flats for photos- she said I need heels to have good posture. I don’t really think I have poor posture- but I guess I can see where she is coming from- I tend to be more graceful when wearing heels. So what do you think- should I buy low heels ( so I’m not too tall) and switch after pictures to ballet flats?
Post # 2
I am wearing heals for the ceremony and pictures, and then changing into flats for the reception. I agree with the look and posture that heals have. Fiance is 5’10 and I am 5’6 so I just need to keep the 3″ or less.
I also feel like because your Fiance is quite a bit taller than you and you dont want too much of a difference in height, I would definitly wear heals. (Think about pictures!)
Post # 3
You can wear heels or flats, but you cannot switch heel heights on your wedding day. If you are fitted in 1 inch heels and after the ceremony switch to flats your dress will drag on the ground, people will step on it..etc. I would personally wear whichever shoes it was most comfortable to dance in and call it good.
Post # 4
I walk and stand completely differently in heels vs flats and prefer heels for special occasions for that reaaon; that and I just feel more ‘dressed up’. Could you compromise and go with a low heel? My day-time ones were 2.5 inches (evening ones were 3.5) and for me that was just enough to give a bit of lift and make me feel I was getting married rather than just out shopping 😉
Ultimately though, wear what you want and stuff what anyone else thinks.
Post # 5
If you’re used to and comfortable in heels, then I’d just go with whatever shoes you happen to find or feel better in. I wear heels everyday, so much so that flats felt weird. And there’s something about a nice heel that makes me more confident and sexy so there was no doubt I’d be in heels for the wedding. Plus I’m 5’4″ and DH is 6″2, so with my 4inch heels, I think it gave me the perfect height next to him. I think at 5’7″ and 6’1″ you could go either way and it’d work out perfectly.
Post # 6
I wore flats, and don’t regret it at all! It was also nice being a “shorty” (I’m 5’9″ so know what you mean haha!) and it was great to have my dress tailored to the appropriate length for flats. Made dancing the night away much easier!
Post # 7
I wore heels for the wedding, they were about 4″ high. They were fine until about 11ish when all of the suddent, my right foot cramped SO bad. One of my friends was nice enough to massage the pain out and make sure I got a lot of water in me, as she thought I was dehydrated (which was true). I was barefoot the rest of the night, for the most part.
I had bought a pair of wedge sandals to wear during the dance, but felt fine wearing my heels still. I wish I would have changed, but it was still a fun night.
Post # 8
I was originally going to wear sandals but now have decided to have heels for the ceremony and pics. I’m 5’6″ and Fiance is 5’9″ — he wasn’t “thrilled” with the idea of me being taller for pics but he compromised on a 3 inch heel. After all the formal stuff is over I plan on changing into a jeweled flat sandal.
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida
LVtennisgirl80: I am 5’4″ and my Fiance is 6’3″….SO i’ll be wearing 5″ wedges for most of the day. I love wedges and i can walk around in them all day long. I also got Converse that I blinged out for the reception so i can be super comfy if i want to change shoes. He pickes on me all the time about being short 🙂
Post # 10
i also wouldn’t suggest changing. the hem will drag. either get a lower heel, or pick one and stick to it.