(Closed) lawn wedding – to heel or not to heel?

posted 9 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I haven’t ordered them yet but I came accross a website for a product called Sole Mates (http://www.thesolemates.com/index.php).  They are basically clear plastic caps that go over your high-heel for this very purpose. I plan on ordering some myself!!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I wish I knew about thesole mates before.  I’m a lawn bride.  I have picked three different wedge heels and can’t decide on which to wear – I’m not a wedge person.  I bought mine from DSW, David’s Bridal.com, and Payless shoes.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m wearing heels for our garden wedding, they aren’t too skinny so they weren’t a problem when I took them for a test walk in my front yard 🙂  The only time I seemed to feel any sinking was if I stood still…so I might "shrink" just a bit during the ceremony when we are standing in one place but I’m not worried about it.  My shoes are from Mootsie Tootsies & Unlimited (yes I’m a two shoe gal) and both companies have heels that are a tad bit thicker than a typical dress heel so they worked out nicely.  Good Luck!!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I just ordered three pairs of heels from http://www.shoebuy.com.  I had not heard of the site till recently but its free delivery and return if you are not happy. I don’t have time to go to a bunch of stores so this will be a lot easier.  I’ll probably order the SoleMates no matter what because not only will we be outside, the "aisle" is a wobbly stone path. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah I was going to suggest the Sole Mates too! Or, go for a wedge. What does your dress look like? Can a wedge work with it?

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Von Maur carries the sole mates (or something similar) in store if you want to check them out, or be able to return them easily.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Im also walking down a grass isle, I chose a thicker heel, so I wouldn’t sink!!

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Post # 10
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Worker bee

i just went through this. wedges look terrible with a wedding dress. i opted for kimchi blue flats from urban outfitters. these are linen and perfect for a summer lawn affair:

 

 

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Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am torn about this, and I need to make a decision soon!  I am short (not quite 5’1") and my Fiance is about 6′.  He doesn’t care about my height, but I’d like to wear a small heel.  The problem is that we’re getting married outside on "farm grass," as my mother calls it – not the nice, manicured and fertilized grass, but rough, bumpy country grass (if that explains it…)

Anyway, I need dark purple shoes with a wider heel or wedge and haven’t found anything.  I’ve told myself that if I haven’t found anything in a week, I’ll buy the cutest pair of flats I can find.  We need to get my dress shortened, and the shoe makes all the difference.  Any ideas? 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I bought sole mates, and a pair for my bridesmaids too. It makes your heels thicker so you wont sink. Or a thicker soled shoe like the picture britndave posted which is about how thick sole mates make your heel. You don’t have to get wedges or flats if you are comfortable in a thicker heel or solemates.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

So I googled for wedding shoe wedges and there seems to be a handful of fancy wedges available. I recently went to an event where I wore heels and sunk into the grass the entire time, I kept having to pull myself out after standing for a few minutes. I would be constantly worried if I wore heels on my wedding day (but I’m a compulsive worrier anyway). Maybe you could look for a more elegant wedge as opposed to the summery chunky wedges that I picture when I think "wedge"

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wedges are the smart way to go if you want the height. Pick some out in the height you want, and then buy regular "heels" for your reception so that nobody sees your wedges if you don’t like them. Honestly they’re just a practical choice. Anything else, you might sink in, especially if you get some *gasp* rain the week before.

I’d get two pairs…

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