(Closed) Partially or Fully Outdoor Ceremony and Reception…shoes?!

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My fiance and I are getting married at a primitive park in June with the reception following immediately at a shelter house there.  We are, to be blunt, kind of rednecks, and we wanted our wedding to reflect who we are.  My dress is ivory with a pick-up skirt and has camoflauge around the bottom and a camoflauge sash.  I am wearing brown cowboy boots with about a 2-3 inch heel with them.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I was planning on going barefoot when we were originally going to have an outdoor picnic wedding. But that’s not everyone’s cup of tea, LOL!

If you do choose heels, make sure to get some of those little plastic things that go on the end to prevent them sinking into the grass (heel savers, I think they’re called?). Personally I don’t think wedges look very classy, so I wouldn’t suggest them unless you’re doing a sundress-type vibe (which is fine! it’s what I was going to do, too). Flats are definitely becoming a more popular choice, but they are also less formal that full-on heels.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

There are some very elegant wedge shoes- perfect for a bride

Nina 'Eterna' Wedge PumpNina Eterna

BP. 'Sonja' PumpBridal Party Sonja

Violet|1Pour La Victoire Emelia

They are definitely not just for sundresses.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mcklough:  Thanks for this post – I have the same question!  I keep picturing myself getting stuck halfway down the aisle because one of my heels is stuck in the grass!

@Jenniphyr:  I had not heard of the heel savers… good option if I decide to go with heels.

@julies1949:  Classy wedges indeed – thanks!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m doing rainboots for an outdoor wedding in Scotland.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m loving this thread! Also having an outdoor ceremony- and for me heels are just non-negotiable- I have to have them! I’m a shoe addict, but also a full time student putting myself through school and this is my only legitimate excuse for buying some seriously fabulous kicks. I have to say, I was impressed by the wedges you have pictured here! They really are pretty- and I know wedges are supposed to be better support-wise as well, though I think I will probably opt for heels. Same thing though- I envision myself getting stuck and pulling a Cinderella move whilst walking down the aisle 🙂 I guess that wouldn’t be the worst thing- but I will definitely look into those heel saver things!

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