Post # 1
I’m getting married outside, but the ceremony is inside. I’m completely lost as to what kind of shoes to look for. I’m afraid that heels will sink into the grass, but definitely want something with some height for the reception. My BMs are wearing tea-length dresses, and the same issue applies. We’re going for a casual/elegant look a I think any wedges with cork/hemp will look too casual for our venue. Any ideas? Anyone dealing with the same issue?
Post # 3
Why don’t you get 2 sets of shoes if you have a particular reception shoe in mind? You could just switch for the reception into higher heels.
I think you could either go with low heels to minimize the problem or wedges.
You should be able to find wedges without hemp – and they should be perfect for walking in the grass. The link below is for a wedge with a white eyelet covering. I found some in white leather too – but I think they were sold out.
I’d recommend checking out zappos and amazon for some other options.
Post # 4
I have to wear wedges because my ceremony and the reception are on grass. I’ve been told by other brides (plus my own experience at some outdoor weddings) that heels really aren’t an option – even wide heels sink and I sadly destroyed the leather on a brand new pair of stilettos at a cocktail hour during 1 of my 8 weddings this summer.
So the point is I am getting wedges. I don’t like wedges. I think they are too big, not delicate, too casual, the list goes on and on. But then I discovered that Stuart Weitzman makes wedding wedges, and some other great designers, and now I’ve become quite happy. http://www.myglassslipper.com
On our wedding website, I’ve posted several FYI’s to our female guests letting them know they may not want to wear stilettos. Had I known that wedding #7 was going to have a cocktail hour on grass, I’d worn different shoes instead of destroying my new ones (the grass was moist – leather heals sinking into moist grass ruins the leather and forever discolors it). Several guests have already thanked me and our happy for an excuse to wear flats…the other guests just think I’m bizarre!
Post # 5
You can totally do non-cork/hemp wedges. I did. (Same problem — outdoor wedding and I hate getting stuck in the grass.) I’m also in the same boat; I hate wedges as a general rule — I feel very "clompy" when I wear them. But, they did the trick! (Plus, the heel couldn’t possibly get caught in my hem and send me flying — this is not an uncommon experience for me.)
I got Yellow Box shoes. Sadly, the ones I got are no longer available, it looks like, so I can’t show you the real deal, but these are somewhat similar if you combine the two pix: (the bling-y strap from the first, non-heeled one, plus the heel from the second — covered in silver; mine wasn’t quite this high, I think it was a 2" heel.)
(Hope these pix come out…they’re not showing in preview; if they don’t, go to Zappos and search for "Yellow Box" and then check out styles "Circa" & "Bazaar"
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You would be fine with just a stacked heel as well or one that is larger at the bottom than the top.
I was in afriends outdoor wedding and these didn’t sink at all and it rained for 3 days before the wedding.