(Closed) Question About Reception/Dancing Shoes and Heel Height

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: Which heel height should I get for my comfy reception/dancing shoes?
    Around 4" (same as my wedding shoes) wedges : (5 votes)
    45 %
    2" wedged flip flop : (5 votes)
    45 %
    Other (Please explain below) : (1 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    4520 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Anything shorter than 4 inches will result in your dress dragging, yeah.

    I would stick with the same heel height all night. I did. 

    Post # 4
    8455 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think you’re going to need the same height.  Are your 4 inch heels not comfy?  I’m wearing 4.5 in heels and I plan to keep them on all night (they’re super comfy) since I asked the seamstress and she said there was no way to bustle it shorter if I changed shoes.  You could make the dress shorter and just wear 2in heels or flats the whole night.

    Post # 5
    1652 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I would change into something lower. I had kitten heels and it was perfect. 4 inch heels will not be comfy all night for dancing in trust me. And to be honest if your dress is going to drag it would probably do so anyway – most brides’ dresses do if they have a full skirt.


    Post # 6
    267 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have 4″ heels for the ceremony and am planning to change into 2″ wedges for the reception. My seamstress just hemmed my gown slightly shorter (it’s about .5″ above the ground when I’m in my ceremony shoes) and placed the bustle higher so that it wouldn’t drag. I’m not worried about it!

    Post # 7
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would stick with the same heel height.  At my second fitting, my dress had been hemmed, but it was still about 1″ too long.  It was near impossible to walk!

    I’m wearing 3.25″ heels for the ceremony and ordered 3.5″ wedge flip flops for the reception.  For you, I think 2″ extra will make it impossible to walk, let alone dance.  What about having your dress hemmed an extra 0.5″ and wearing 3.5″ wedge flip flops?

    Post # 9
    4194 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Yes, you will want to change your shoes! I actually had 3 pairs- one I wore for about 5 hours (getting ready, ceremony, first dances), then I changed into a taller pair of sandals after dancing with Darling Husband and Dad (wanted to stay shorter then both of them.) The dancing shoes I had on for about 3+ hours, then I changed in sandals for after-party.

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