(Closed) Is anyone else thinking of changing into platform flip flops for the reception?

posted 7 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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 # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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 # 12
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767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would definitely go for comfort! I’m actually wearing converse all day, I did not want my feet hurting!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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

 

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