Post # 1
So you guys might see some worried posts from me today but my seamstress has really flipped me out. So, I found adorable shoes
but I have been having feet problems lately and won’t be able to last the night in heels. I feel pretty in heels but I am worried now. She hemmed the dress to the height of the heels. I asked about additional bustling to bring the hem up some when I have to pull those heels off. They looked at me like I was from another planet. Now I haven’t worn a wedding dress before but I didn’t think that was too terribly strange.
Any girls out there who took their heels off and how did you handle it? to make matters more difficult my dress is a lace overlay. So it is delicate. Am I stuck wearing flats? Any suggestions I would love because I just feel pretty in heels but I will be battling a dress, a train, and stairs for the ceremony so am I going to regret it? And then tripping on the hem all night?
Post # 3
I just started out in flats, so it was never an issue. It is tough to make a dress work with both flats and heels.
Would wedge flip flops work as your “comfortable” shoes? So long as the height is the same as your heels, they should not cause a problem with the dress. And if they had a relatively thick sole, they would not even feel as high to you, because what you mostly feel is the difference between the sole and heel height.
Post # 4
I had platform flip flops that were the same height as my heels… they were perfect and about $15 or $20.
Post # 5
🙁 the heels I picked out have a 3″ 3/4 heel. I could make up some of the difference with platform flops but should I still be worried?
Post # 6
I started out my wedding in 4 inch heels and switched to 1.5 inch flip flops later. I had my seamstress hem my dress to the flip flops. She looked at me like I had two heads when I asked her to do it, and informed me that my blue heels might show a little. Perfect! I loved those shoes and wanted people to see a little pop of blue. She wasn’t happy about it but she did it, and it worked great on the wedding day.
It would not be fun to be tripping on your dress all night. That was what the seamstress wanted me to do. She pinned my dress while I had my blue heels on, and then told me to walk around in my flip flops. I couldn’t! I almost fell on my face. I had to tell her that I couldn’t walk, let alone dance like that.
Like others suggested, would you want to wear platform flip flops under your dress?
Post # 7
ZoeKat that is a good idea. I went and had it pinned up today and I might call back tonight and tell her to hold off for a day or so.
Post # 8
@ZoeKat: Do you have pictures available showing how high the dress was with your 4″ heels? I, too, know I will not be able to survive all-night in heels and was considering on switching to 2″ flip flops. My wedding is outdoors on unpaved ground (soil and gravel) and I really do not want it dragging on the ground when I make the switch. At the same time, I don’t want my dress to look too short for me.
Post # 10
@baldor1: Sorry, I just saw your reply now! I have a couple of photos where you can see my shoes showing just a little. It’s definitely not drastic. With my train and then how fat my bustle was, it was only that little part right in the front that came up high. This was with 4 inch heels and my dress was hemmed to about 1.5 inch flip flops.
Post # 11
I found the flip flops I wore! You can buy them here, they are 3″ high.
Post # 12
I did exactly what you don’t want to do. hem to hte 3.5″ heels then switch to flip flops. :/ The bottom of my dress got soaked anyway when it rained but the bottom of my dress was a complete disaster. It was wet, muddy and gross. I carried it around all night and was still happy. Its’ now been at the cleaners for over 2 weeks trying to get it clean!
Post # 13
I think I may be in the same boat, so I’m interested in more responses… 🙂
Post # 14
You can actually buy white sneakers with extremely high wedges – a perfect solution for me since nobody will see my feet. I have 3.5 in heels that I will be wearing throught the first dance, then I switch to these:
I’d rather wear these (which nobody will see) than have my dress dragging on the floor all night and tripping all over it…
Post # 15
so glad you asked! i have 4 inch heels and plan to switch to flip flips right after the ceremony. I dont know what i’m going to do yet!
Post # 16
I haven’t even thought of this yet… I was planning to swap for flip flops after our first dance as well (I haven’t bought my heels yet but will probably end up in a 3 – 3.5 inch heel for the ceremony and first part of the reception). Hmmm…Keep the responses coming, I’m interested too 🙂