Post # 1
The bride picked clearance sandals (link below) so we didn’t have to shell out a ton of money, but unfortunately, there aren’t many sizes left. Two of the girls had to buy sizes that were 1 / 1.5 sizes bigger than they usually wear and both pairs are wide (both girls wear regular width shoes).
I really don’t want the bride to find out and feel bad, especially since our comfort and finances were the strongest factors in her decision.
How have other people been handling the problems that arise from putting 5 or 6 girls into the same outfits? Any ideas on how to make these shoes comfortable enough to wear through the ceremony???
Post # 3
i would say something now, it would help if you have an alternative available to suugest. they donmt seem inexpensive enough to endure the discomfort in my opinion. plus I am sure the bride doesnmt want stumbling bridesmaids… sorry for formatting i am typing on my phone.
Post # 4
When I worked in a shoe store, they had these leather things that went inside the shoes called “halters” to stop your feet some slipping around in shoes that are too big.
Post # 5
Oh no! I was going to suggest the show halters … but then I looked at the shoes. Is it possible for you guys to return the shoes? If it is, I would definitely talk to the bride about returning the shoes and bring a list of other suggested shoes. Let her know that you guys definitely appreciated the thought she put into choosing the shoes for your comfort and finances, but unfortunately they didn’t work out for everyone. Bringing her a list of other options lessens her stress because she doesn’t have to look for inexpensive styles all over again.
1-1.5 sizes larger is a very big difference in a sandal heel because of all the open space. Usually a person can wear sandal heels a little smaller than their normal shoe size because of the open space. So you can imagine how big 1-1.5 sizes larger must be and how much space you must be trying to make up for. I can’t think of any way to make the shoe stick to the foot other than gluing it on. I have to agree with LucyLala – the price is not inexpensive enough to endure the discomfort (not to mention the bridesmaids could end up twisting their ankles in heels too big for them).
Here are a few inexpensive options, both yellow and low in heel height: