Post # 17
You are not alone. I absolutely hate taking my shoes off for anything. I always keep them on at weddings. I get it when people do it at private events. Since were not really doing things conventionally I told Future Mother-In-Law she better choose shoes she cant take off. Our dinner space is private but post dinner festivities aren’t.
Post # 18
Another classless bride right here with you! :p
I figure I can’t choose my guests shoes for them (flip flop baskets aside). When I looked through my photos, I didn’t even notice people’s feet in our pictures until my mother pointed out my little cousin was barefoot. I don’t know, I was too busy on the day to run around worrying about what was or wasn’t on people’s feet.
Post # 19
Personally, I could care less if people are barefoot at my wedding…hell, I’ll be barefoot at some point! However, if you are so against it – provide footwear for guests that want to kick off their uncomfortable shoes…something like this:
You could also grab some Dr. Scholl’s Fast Flats and package them up real cute and put them in a basket with flip flops for those who are wearing hosiery at your wedding:
Post # 20
Just a thought on the flip flop basket… even if they are provided, some women will still choose to not partake. Anyone wearing stockings won’t be able to wear flip flops anyway. The only sure fire way to assure that noone goes barefoot would be to provide ballet flats (at what? $4 a pop!) and make an announcement telling your guests to keep their shoes on. Not sure about anyone else, but I would be talking about you for years to come if I ever experienced this at a wedding.
Post # 21
I think it’s a little… unclassy? to expect guests to adhere to a dress code you didn’t tell them about. I don’t see what’s so wrong with guests going barefoot at a reception.
Post # 22
Classless and trashy brides unite!
Post # 23
I would always rather be shoeless then have stupid uncomfortable shoes on. I WILL be barefoot at my wedding and if anyone thinks its not “classy” I DARE them to tell me that on m wedding day. I pretty much would tell them were to stick there shoes, because being comfortable is more inprotant to me then how you fell about my bare feet.
FYI Even if you suppply flip flops people will still go barefoot. Your better off ignoring it or you will end up making someone mad. If some one told me at there weding to put on the flip flops they bought or my shoes back on I’d probably laugh at them and then leave but luckily none of my friends/family are that stuck up
Post # 24
Any function with a large amount of women in heels will eventually see them come off. I think as women we can all agree that we may be prepared to wear those heels for hours, the truth HURTS–it never happens.
When I told Fiance I wanted a custom pair of Converse (I’m a Chuck Taylor girl) made for when my feet start to hurt after the wedding. He jokingly replied, “Why don’t you just be a real woman and deal with it?” I dared him to wear a pair of heels and see how long he would last. He didn’t take me up on my challenge. I am still getting my Chucks, LOL.
To the OP: if this truly is a pet peeve of yours (not judging you for that) I agree with the idea of buying a bunch of cheap flip flops for folks to change into.
Post # 25
I agree that I don’t think its very appropriate to go barefoot on the dance floor. It’s not that I think it’s trashy or anything I just don’t think it looks nice to have a bunch of barefoot people running around. I don’t really enjoy going barefoot in places that are not my home. If i take my heels off at any event it’s just while I am sitting down.
Plus, if I pick out a cute pair of shoes to go with an outfit I want to wear them all night.
Post # 26
@LaCroix: “Why don’t you just be a real woman and deal with it?”
Oh, that would have made me so mad! You dealt with it better than I would have. Keep those medieval torture devices on your feet, or you’re not a “real woman”? That is some bullshit!
Post # 27
I’ve taken my shoes off but only when I can’t stand the shoes anymore cause I’m afraid of people being more likely to step on my toes. I don’t like wearing flip flops and I don’t have any shoes that look good with dresses I wear to weddings except for my high heels. I know it is unsanitary but I understand the risk I take when I take them off.
Post # 28
Shirt (or dress) and shoes required. If that’s the minimum standard for 7-11, there’s no reason it shouldn’t be for my wedding.
I guess if people wear flip flops I could live with it (although I don’t get that because flats are just as comfortable AND easier to dance in), but I’ve never been to a wedding where people were actually barefoot but they’ve all been formal. I guess if it was an outside thing that would make sense. But dancing barefoot in a ballroom? That just seems bizarre to me.
Post # 29
Sorry, this is all I can think about. I understand it’s not the exact same thing as most people seem to be ok with flats, but I still couldn’t resist posting it. FWIW, I have no problem with people going barefoot. It means they are relaxed and having a good time!
Post # 30
My wedding was one of the first dance events in which I didn’t end up barefoot. After walking around at other weddings in heels all day, my feet are tired at the end of the night!
And I’ll wear more comfortable heels when they start making them!
Post # 31
A lot of ladies get new shoes for their wedding outfits, and they end up in pain after a few hours of dancing in them. I’d by far prefer to have my guests out on the dance floor having fun, than sitting down bored and in pain because I won’t allow them to take off their shoes! That said, I did provide a basket of flip flops at my reception for just that reason.