- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
You can say you prefer they wear flats, or warn them about the hazards of the ceremony site if they wear heels. But if they really dislike flats (some people can’t wear them because of arch reasons) then you can’t really make them. Maybe you could buy them those little fold up shoes for the ceremony.
one of my BMs wears nothing but heels [or running shoes if she’s out for a run] and doesn’t own anything else… except the flats for my wedding 🙂 I took a poll, and 3 of the 4 wanted flats, so she agreed to wear them for me. I told her if she wants to be more comfortable with her heels, she can wear them after pictures to her hearts content 🙂 maybe just ask them to wear them for the ceremony an bring heels if its that much of an issue for them? there are SO many cute flats out ther.e. hopefully you get what you’re hoping for 🙂
I think that, especially if you’re getting married in a park, you have room to instruct the girls on what kind of shoes to wear (flats). Could you maybe compromise by telling them that they can choose their flats, so long as they are under a certain heel height?
If my ‘little’ sister (who is my maid of honor) wore heels while I wore flats, she’d be a good nine to elevn inches taller than me. Sure, it might look a bit strange in pictures, but I’d be completely fine with it. I might suggest that she wore flats if the height difference really bothered me – but if she said she didn’t want to then I wouldn’t push it.
Thankfully though, I plan on wearing heels as well – so this is pretty much a non-issue for me. (However she is going to be about five inches taller than my Fiance – and three of his four groomsmen. Hopefully they’re not bothered by it!!)
If my little sister wanted to wear heels I would totally be fine with it. Yeah that would make her taller than me instead of shorter than me like we normally are but in the grand scheme of things…Does it really matter???
I’m 5′ 3″ to and I know I’m short and just about everyone is taller than me. Who cares. As long as my dress fits and I’m comfortable thats all that matters.
10 years from now you won’t remember what shoes she wore. I would rather avoid the fight and save it for a really important thing 🙂
Just my personal opinion on what I would do.
Oh my, im also getting married in a park this september and my dress is also lace, and i really also just want to wear some flats but everyone is saying I cant, I dont get it, no one sees the shoes when the dress is so long anyway! I know my bridesmaids would never agree to wear flats, theyr all very girly!
I second the suggestion for wedges… I actually faced this EXACT situation as a bridesmaid, and the compromise we reached was a 1.5″ wedge heel.
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