Post # 1
I absolutely love my shoes, but I’m not sure my feet will survive in them for 10 hours. I’m wearing Nina Forbes in rouge:
We were out yesterday and I found these platform flip flops on sale for $4. They only had them in black, not white.
I’m wearing a ballgown, and my seamstress basically said I can’t go barefoot or I’ll trip all over my dress and it will drag on the floor. They are totally not my style, so I didn’t want to spend a lot of money looking for white ones. What do you think? Has anyone worn shoes like this for the reception? Do you think you will be able to see them?
Post # 3
I’m actuallynot even wearing heels to my wedding or reception any longer. I was going to wear a blue pair from kate Spade. But the liklihood that I will ever wear them again is very slim. My sister was buying them for me and I just couldn’t ask her to spend $300 for pair of shoes I’d wear 2 hours.
So I am wearing Toms. They have this whole wedding section on their website and mine are sparkly blue. It works as my something blue, they’re comfy, they go to a great cause, and I don’t have to worry about the hem of the dress!
And depending on your dress, you shouldn’t be abke to see them. The dress I think I have finally decided on is a poofed out ballgown so someone seeing my feet is slim.
And even if someone does catch a glimpse of your black shoes, so what? It’s the reception!
Post # 4
I wore Nina’s for my ceremony and switched to platform flipflops (also Nina’s) for my reception.
Let me tell you, those heels killed. Midway through pictures, I couldn’t wait to get them off. I had to wear them around to greet my guests, since everyone wanted to seem my ‘blue shoes’. My feet were never so happy to see those platform flipflops…
Post # 5
I wore platform flip flops from Old Navy at the reception. There might have been one or two glimpses of them, but I seriously doubt anyone cared :). I’d say go for it. My shoes weren’t terribly uncomfortable, but it was nice to have options.
Post # 6
@snoie: That’s what I’m worried about! The Ninas seem sort of comfortable, but I imagine after a few hours they’re going to be killing my feet.
These flip flops are almost exactly the same height, they’re just kind of an eyesore. I wanted to find some cute white rhinestoned ones…but with all bills coming due, I didn’t think I could justify $35 on some flip flops I’ll never wear again!
Post # 7
@MM423: I am thinking about that
Post # 8
I totally changed into flip flops and it was the best decision I ever made! All of my girls did the same. I was told I would trip on my dress too and I totallt never did. Infact, I steppen on the hem in my heels more than I did in my flipflops! And they weren’t even platforms! lol. Also, not a single person noticed. And if they did, I am sure they understood or didn’t care.
Post # 9
I really dont like platform flip flops and will not be changing into them. I’m getting a pair of more comfortable wedge shoes that I’ll change into instead. I just can’t deal with my gorgeous formal dress and a 3-4″ chunk of foam flip flop. Call me crazy. 🙂
Post # 10
I soooo wish I would have done that. I thought I’d be fine with my heels but I wasn’t. I ended up changing into another pair of shoes I had but eventually switched to plain flip flops. My dress wasn’t obviously dragging but I knew it was and I felt short.
Post # 11
@KristenGotMarried: Yeah…I don’t really like them, either, so I don’t think you’re crazy 🙂
I’m just hoping my dress will be big enough at the bottom so no one gets a glimpse of them! If anyone changed into these kind of shoes, could you see them or did anyone notice? I’m usually more of a style before comfort person, but I feel like with such a long day I don’t want to be spending the wedding day thinking how much my feet hurt!
Post # 12
I’m wearing BM’s Lacie shoes for the ceremony and first dance. After that, it’s my white sparkly Tom’s!
PS – I think the black on your flip flops are going to be too much of a contrast with your white dress. Unless there are black accents in your dress or in your accessories, I would stear towards a lighter colour.
Post # 13
I would definitely go for comfort! I’m actually wearing converse all day, I did not want my feet hurting!
Post # 14
I wore platform flip flops and they were great! Whether or not to worry about the color depends on how big the skirt of your dress is and how much it is exactly floor length with the shoes on. In my pics there are a few where I forgot that I changed shoes and I was “dipped” and my shoes are poking out. Nobody except me even noticed that detail since my flipflops were close to ivory. Other than those few pics nobody could see them, but my skirt was pretty big A-line.
Post # 15
I bought a pair of ivory platform flip flops at Kohls for $6… I think they’ll work. They have maybe a 2″ heel, which is what I was looking for.
Post # 16
I’m wearing these shoes:
I need the extra height since I can’t hem my lace dress, and FH loves my posture in heels.
I found them at a clearance store for $49 and a 2-for-1 sale, so I bought 2 pairs: one in black and one in ivory. I’ve been wearing the black as much as possible to get used to them so I can stay in the ivory pair as long as I can on our wedding day.
However, I also realise at some point (midnight?) I will want them off.
So I plan on buying/making a pair like these, even though foam flipflops aren’t my thing