(Closed) Keep your shoes on! Please!

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
Hostess
23607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t know, I have to openly admit that even my shoes ended up off at my wedding reception!  Granted, I had flip flops in their place, so I wasn’t bare foot…

Post # 4
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4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

People have been doing this for 20+ years. If you really don’t want bare feet, I’d suggest getting a bunch of flip flops for them to change into. I carry an extra pair of sandals to weddings, but I’m definitely in the minority for that.  

Post # 5
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m with you! I hate it when people do that. With that being said I have not been to a wedding where at least a handful of people took their shoes off to dance. An idea might be to get those $1 flip flops from old navy and but them in buckets or baskets for guests to wear. If you get some in all different sizes it is sort of sending the message that you don’t want people to be barefoot without being rude.

Post # 6
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2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@SupermarketGirl:  I’ve never understood why people don’t just choose more comfortable shoes??  If you know you’ll be on your feet for 4+ hours, then comfort might be a priority… it definitely made a difference in what I picked for my wedding shoes!  Anyway, I understand what you’re saying – barefeet at a wedding doesn’t exactly scream “classy”

Post # 7
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602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Why not have a wee box of comfy flip flops?  You can pick them up really cheaply and they could be cute.  You can always blame health and safety 🙂

Post # 8
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10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Unless you’re providing your guests with an alternative, you can’t really complain about bare feet. 

Personally, I have no issue with it and have been known to kick my shoes off as soon as my ass is parked in my seat. If I wear heels (which isn’t often), I can’t last long in them before my feet are throbbing. Frankly, I don’t really care if someone has an issue with me taking my shoes off. As long as my feet don’t smell (which they don’t), it shouldn’t really be a concern to anyone else. The only alternative would be for me to remain seated the entire reception and not hit the dance floor which would in turn make the experience less than enjoyable for me. 

Post # 9
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2163 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I hate this too!! I am going to get bashed for this, but I also despise flip flops at a wedding! It’s not supposed to be a casual affair, in 1945 at my grandparents wedding, I highly doubt anyone took off their shoes. It’s a measly 5 hours, and people can’t leave their shoes on? If you don’t wear heels well and can’t last the 5 hours, get a more comfortable pair of dressy shoes.

Post # 10
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10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@WhatMaeBee:  “He said “girls with class do NOT take off their shoes and dance barefoot”…and he’s right.”

You had to go there? 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

double post

Post # 12
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5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Guess I don’t have class, then, since I went barefoot through the second half of my own wedding reception.  It’s okay.  Being classless at my wedding meant I was able to hike up mountains on my honeymoon two days later.  If being classy means I need to suffer and miss out on my honeymoon experiences, then forget it.  I proudly claim my title as a trashy bride.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hahaha! The dance floor at our reception was filthy (I think it was concrete or something, so kinda hard to really clean) so I’m glad I had flip flops to put on, not that that helped keep my feet clean at all … but I honestly have to say that if people took their shoes off, I didn’t notice at all. It’s not exactly the sort of thing that catches my attention.

Post # 14
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5977 posts
Bee Keeper

@WhatMaeBee:  He said “girls with class do NOT take off their shoes and dance barefoot”…and he’s right. 

Completely unnecessary…

I don’t mind it, but I agree that if  you don’t want it happening at your wedding, then you need to be the one to provide the alternative. There are a ton of brides on here who hate the flip flop basket and the flip flop look at weddings. To each their own…if you’re not a fan of the flip flop look, then purchase cheap ballet flats for everyone to wear. Otherwise, you’re going to get an occasional bare foot.

Post # 15
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10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@GreenEyedMoon: It’s okay. We can be classless together. ‘Cause ya know, going barefoot is pretty much the equivilant of running around naked. 

Post # 16
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2163 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Sorry to have offended, just flabbergasts me that it’s so commonplace. I’ll edit.

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