Post # 1
Hello everyone, let me first say that I LOVE the bee. I have become completely addicted. If it werent for you guys and your creative minds and support I would be completely lost in planing my wedding. I have found so much inspiration here that I am now super excited for my wedding in may, which leads me to…
Flats vs. heels? I never wear heels….EVER! I always wear ballet flats with everything, including dresses. I want to look nice and elegant on my wedding day of course. I am really dreading the thought of wearing heels. I really am quite horrible at walking in them and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I WILL fall at some point in time. I thought about wearing heels at me ceremony and flats at my reception but honestly, I just dont want to. However, my bridesmaid/sister has very different opinions (who wears heels DAILY). She thinks it would be tacky.
My question to you is, did you wear flats on your wedding day? Whats your opinion on a bride in flats? If you did wear flats, do you have pics from your wedding?
Post # 3
I wore heels and my feel were killing me. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to stand for the whole ceremony! Definitely go with what you are comfortable with! If I had to do it again, I would have work much shorter heels or flats!
Post # 4
It’s not tacky to wear flats at all on your wedding day. I actually plan on wearing flats for my ceremony because it will be 90 min long and I am not putting myself through the pain of standing 90 min on marble floor. I plan on wearing heels for pictures and the reception, but I am comfortable in heels.
Post # 5
I’m not very comfortable in heels either and I plan on wearing flats.
I’m already over 5’8″ and my dress is floor length so who’s gonna notice? lol
Wear what’s comfortable for you or you’ll regret it.
Post # 6
Thanks so much guys!
@ Kala way- I am 5’8″ too and I would be much taller than my hubby to be if I tried to put on heels!
Post # 7
They have shoes with the tiniest 1 inch heels…would even those bother you?
Post # 8
I wore ballet flats (floor-length gown so you couldn’t even see them) and was comfy the whole ceremony and reception!! (Sorry, don’t have pics of the shoes)
I wore them for two reasons. One, I wanted my feet to be comfortable and two, I’m taller than my husband so I didn’t want to be even taller.
Also, some wear heels for the ceremony and then flats for the reception, but remember that if you do this, the length of the dress will be longer with the flats and that could be a big problem!
The last thing I wanted was to be uncomfortable on my wedding day. My feet felt great and I was able to dance the entire reception!
Post # 9
Go for what every you feel comfortable in, and really if your sister wears heels daily then let her 🙂 I have 2 very tall Bridesmaid or Best Man and i would never expect them to wear 3 in heels in my wedding…I am going for longer dresses as well 🙂 If you wanted appease the sister (not that you should!) but the Kitten Heel is going to be super popular in 2011 (just saw this on the news!) you could do a low kitten will look so cute!
Post # 10
I already know 100% that I want to wear flats on my wedding day. I don’t like heels and I want to be comfortable. Overall though I want to have a laid back, cozy wedding. If your wedding is very formal, flats might be strange.
Post # 11
im wearing flats! 🙂
i knew i didnt want to be anywhere near as tall as Fiance and he is only about 4 inches taller than me so flats were my best choice – plus they are comfy! and i didnt want to spend alot of money on shoes that ill wear once for my wedding and never again.
i bought some cute red flats that ill def wear again
Post # 12
I’m DEFINITELY wearing flats. I never wear heels, can’t walk in ’em, and am not wiping out during my wedding for the sake of fashion. Be your wonderfully comfortable self on your wedding day. Stay strong!
Post # 13
I wore flats, because, like you, I never wear heels!
Your wedding shouldn’t be a time to try out being something that you’re not – it’s a time to celebrate your love, not wear the trendiest shoes your sister can put on your feet, haha.
Go with what makes you feel like yourself, but confident and pretty.
Post # 14
@ashleetoo: Wow, I could have written this myself! I have juggled this with in my head as well and heard friends say similar comments. I’m wearing flats because I know myself and I know I would end up making a fool of myself if I tried to wear heels. I want to be comfortable and the last thing I want to be worrying about is my feet! I think if your the most comfortable in flats, go with them! You want to be relaxed not stressed about not if you’re going to fall, but when! Yay to flats!! 🙂
Post # 15
Why would flats be tacky? I don’t understand why that would be. I looooove me some sparkley flats!
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
I’m buying two pairs – a pair of heels for ceremony and pictures, then flats to swap into. I’m NOT a heel person, so I know I won’t last in my cute heels for more than a few hours!