(Closed) How to word that flat/sturdy shoes are needed

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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2825 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I put a little bit on our wedding website about what to pack (we had quite a few out of town guests) and put a note that our wedding will be outdoors on grass so wear comfortable shoes. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Walking the yard will be quite quest.

Please allow us to suggest,

Comfy, stable shoes will be best!

 

Okay. cheesy. But, well, I am!

Post # 5
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389 posts
Helper bee

I’m with kitcat – that’s very cute.

You may want to buy some cheap straw or rubber flip flop sandals from a discount store (usually about $2 apiece) in a variety of sizes for women who may need to change into them as they refuse to wear anything else but heels.  Have them handy and any unused ones could be returned to the store.  I’d get a dozen or so.  

Post # 6
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2603 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hmmm…I’ve never seen something like that printed on the invite. Most of the time, I’ve gotten notice about things like that through word of mouth (the reception hall is chily, the church yard is cobblestone, etc. etc.)

Have you talked to the bride about printing it on the reception card? 

 

Post # 7
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1319 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Word of mouth. Usually when a wedding’s outside, women expect they shouldn’t wear heels. But if you’re worried about it, just spread it around.

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You should just be upfront with your guests. I wouldn’t put it on the reception card, but maybe print out some cute business-card sized slips mentioning that you would reccomend wearing shoes that will not sink into the ground. However, I do enjoy the flip flop trend going on right now. Alot of brides are choosing to have decorated baskets with assorted sizes of flipflops. If you try dollartree.com, you can order pairs for about a dollar a piece, such as these cute ones: http://www.dollartree.com/Summer-Fun/Beach-Poolside-Fun/Ladies-Straw-Flip-Flops/411c475c475p318164/index.pro?method=search

Post # 11
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2951 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would be upfront with guest as well. Sometimes word of mouth doesnt spread as far as you anticipated!

I would just attach a little note in the invites along the lines of “please be aware the wedding is outdoors so comfortable shoes are suggested! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

@MrsRuby:  perfect

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