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

posted 11 years ago in Shoes
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m wearing some boots for my lawn wedding! Yippee Kie yay!

If it makes any difference, I am asking my bridesmaids to wear a wedge as well. 

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Post # 18
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Buzzing bee

I am not having an outdoor wedding, but I am getting soulmates for toehr peoples’ outdoor weddings this summer!

Post # 19
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458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I agree that wedges are best, although I did have some trouble finding ones that I really liked in stores and I have a funny shaped arch, so online is not always my favorite.  I didn’t try the Shoemates, but something similar called Clean Heels from the UK, and let me tell you what a livesaver they have been for me!

 If anyone knows of cute silver wedges though, I would be grateful!

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had a tough time finding the right shoes for my garden wedding.  I wanted a wedge (haven’t tried solemates, but was skeptical about how they’d hold up if the ground was wet) and I was originally hoping to get a colorful shoe.  I finally settled on these and couldn’t be happier:

http://www.6pm.com/product/7328258/color/728

 Cheap, reasonably comfy, don’t sink, rewearble (even though they are white!) and they are patent leather so it’s easy to wipe off a little dirt or grass.

 Just thought I’d share.  Good luck everyone!

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Don’t wear heels. You’ll just sink in the grass – I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a lawn wedding and wore heels.. it was awful!

Here are some cute wedges fancy enough for a wedding:

http://www.shoes.com/Shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?p=EC1152252

http://www.shoes.com/Shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?p=EC1159919

http://www.shoes.com/Shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?p=EC1154843

http://www.shoes.com/Shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?p=EC1164417&pg=5100018

http://www.shoes.com/Shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?p=EC1142243&pg=5088235

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Post # 22
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Blushing bee

At my cousins wedding my sister was a bridesmaid. They were doing a lawn wedding and it had rained earlier in the week, so all of the girls had brown heels by the end of the day. So I would play it safe and get a pair of wedges unless there is no way that it could rain or get wet.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Has anyone tried the “Sole Mates”?? I really want to wear heels but i dont want to sink into the ground. I highly doubt it will rain as my wedding is in may but I think that a heel would still sink in the golf grass area whether there is rain or not. I would wear wedges but I HATE all the ones i have seen thus far!! 🙁

Post # 24
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Helper bee

I know you can find the heel savers thingys but I LOOOVE the wedges shown and wedges in general!  hahaha

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

A few of my friends have had outdoor weddings and used SoleMates – they were fabulous. Then another girl I went to school with was getting married outside but decided to wear a wedge and I used my SoleMates from when I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man for one of my other friends… everyone was jealous!!  So glad I had them.

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am just wearing wedges because I wanted to be comfortable, but I love the Sole Mates idea! 

Here is my question:  our whole wedding is on a lawn (ceremony and reception).  Should I warn my guests about the heel issue?  How is the best way to do this?

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It would be a little expensive to buy them for everyone (at least IMHO) but maybe you could send them the link?  It’s thesolemates.com.  And I don’t remember the details but I think they made some sort of discount code for the guests of my friend’s wedding that she sent out to all her girls.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We have a garden path and are using things similar to sole mates but they are called heel stoppers. We found them online- they are the best things!

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I say if you can find a pretty wedge do it! If the grass is super soft even the Soul Mates won’t help. It all depends on the kind of lawn you will be on and the time of day (dewey morning/afternoon lawns would tend to be more squishy).

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I had this same issue, after searching and searching i finally settled on these shoes.  They are SOOOO gorgeous in person..they are exactley what i wanted!  GL

They are from Davids Bridal and it’s a  wedge sandal with beaded T-strap (they are dyable)

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Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Heels and grass do not mix. In my experience, even chunky heels sink in the grass and make it very difficult to get around.

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