(Closed) heels vs. flats for wedding

posted 5 years ago in Shoes
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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
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2698 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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
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Bee Keeper

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LVtennisgirl80:  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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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LVtennisgirl80:  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
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4890 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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
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963 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

i also wouldn’t suggest changing. the hem will drag. either get a lower heel, or pick one and stick to it.

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