(Closed) RANT: NOT A FAN OF FLIP-FLOPS AT A WEDDING

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think they’re cute for a Destination Wedding. Personally, my heels were uncomfortable, so I ended up walking around half the night barefoot. Call me classless, but no one could see my feet & I wanted to enjoy myself!!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Meh, I had a flip flop basket.  I think heels look cute, but I can’t walk and dance and drink in them for several hours on end.  I think it’s a better alternative than people going barefoot.  I usually bring flips with me to change into when I go to a wedding.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I will be barefoot or have on slippers. Flip flops are actually not easy to dance in… more of a hazard in my opinion.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it’s a strange thing to get really worked up over. Such a personal choice!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

As a recent bridesmaid in my best friend’s wedding, I loved the flip flops she gave us. I can wear heels for hours but we didnt get to pick the shoes we wore and they ended up killing our feet.

We have our heels on in most of the pictures so what’s the big deal.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

We had a basket at our wedding (we got them in our colors at Old Navy) and guests raved over them. Personally, I get what you mean about the fashion choice(I kept my heels on for the duration of the night) but ultimately I wanted my guests to be comfortable so they would spend more time with me on the dance floor! I also didn’t have any time to notice or care what people were or were not wearing as I was so caught up in the moment.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Haha…AMEM to the OP. I AM having a beach wedding and am politely shaking my head every time someone asks about a flip-flop basket. Just….NO! No offense to those who have them, it’s just not my preference. 

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Then… don’t have them at your wedding?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

… How is this even a rant? Don’t have them at YOUR wedding?

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We had a flip flop basket and I got SO many compliments on it.  All of the girls really loved it and appreciated it.  I had 30 pairs and only 2 were left at the end of the night.  I did it since whenever we go to weddings all the girls end up being barefoot at the end of the night.  That bothers me more than having them wear flip flops! 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I, too, don’t get where this sudden supplying of flip-flops at weddings came from. It’s the guests’ responsability to wear proper fitting or comfortable shoes and you [using the all encompasing general “you”] as the bride and groom should not supply backup footwear if they don’t. I’ve yet to go to a wedding where these are supplied, but I know it’s gaining popularity. I won’t be having one. We’re supplying food, drinks, a party, etc. – we don’t need to also supply shoes!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well, I think the relative comfort tolerance people have with heels probably has more to do with their FEET than with the shoe. 

But if you don’t like it, don’t provide the flip-flops. Just be prepared for a lot of barefoot dancefreaks, then 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

lol I agree that flip-flops are more appropriate at some weddings than others–beach wedding (actually on the sand for the reception? Yes. Blacktie, nighttime affair at a swanky hotel? Probably less so (bring a pair of cute flats if your heels start hurting for that).

For my own wedding, I really don’t care. We’re doing a formal wedding but its not blacktie, and I bought a backup pair of cute flip flops for just in case–so if any guests want flip flops I’m totally fine with it (although I’m not supplying them).

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