(Closed) TOMS Wedding

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: A TOMS Wedding?
    TOMS are perfect for a BOHO Beach Wedding! : (23 votes)
    44 %
    They are okay but the fact you can give back in the community your wedding is in makes them great. : (5 votes)
    10 %
    Practical but ugly ! : (8 votes)
    15 %
    HELL NO! what are you thinking? : (16 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
    1181 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I am a little off beat but I like the toms. I like the lace ones they now make. They definitely are practical! 

    Post # 4
    793 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I love TOMS! And the crochet ones are fabulous, I was thinking about getting a pair of white ones to wear for the reception! :]

    Post # 5
    1006 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Mikeswife:  Toms will look fine at your wedding if you want them for the look, but don’t necessarily feel satisfied that you’re “giving back” without doing some research. 

    Toms has some sketchy stuff in its background (like marketing saying that since children often aren’t allowed in schools barefoot, TOMS is promoting education- but then distributing the shoes in schools where the kids already have shoes).  They’re also manufactured I believe in China so the usual terrible work conditions apply (probably to lower profit margins enough to allow them to give away shoes).  I don’t know too much about it but I have heard some things that would make me pause.  Again, if you want the shoes for the look, that’s totally fine- just don’t think they necessarily have less impact than any other shoes you would buy. 

    Post # 6
    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Mikeswife:  I love toms! Both in general and for weddings – ESP BEACH weddings! They are comfy, trendy and have definite “wear again” probability for everyone involved.

    They are kinda expensive tho… Would you be buyng them as gifts for every one?

    They’re great for on the sand for a boho vintage-y wedding. I say go for it!

    Post # 8
    2359 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I love toms

    Post # 9
    993 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @kgirl91:  yes, what she said.  Labour conditions for those who manufacture the shoes and really, do you know where they actually go?

    Also, that giving a child shoes who doesn’t wear any will make their feet more sensitive, so when the TOMS wear out they are having to build callous again… actually could cause pain in good intention.  Do they need shoes/are they asking for them or have we decided to give them shoes to feel good about ourselves and be fashionable?

    I hate the “buy some thing and help the world” thing.  Materialism and doing good shouldn’t really go together in my mind.  If you want to have something like that, make a donation as your favour to a charity that will help your community locally.

    Post # 10
    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    i was going to do Tom’s too but decided not to since I am going with a shorter dress. The shoes are really popular here but I have got to say, they do not smell too great after hours of wearing them! 😛

    Post # 11
    4656 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    SO cute. I wish I could have voted for the first two options together. The shoes are adorable and perfect for your theme/style.

    I’d check with all the wedding party members to make sure they’re comfortable with the cost, but I did something similar with wedding party shoes and they were all like “hell yes lets do this.” I think it’s a great idea.

    Post # 12
    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think they will be great- very beachy and comfy! I know people have strong opinion on Toms- either you love them or hate them. They aren’t really my thing, plus I’ve got a formal fitted lace gown, but I think for the right venue/theme they would be great!

    Post # 13
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Been in an elegant, evening TOMS wedding. It was a great experience and the shoes looks wonderful in the pics. I was going to do it myself, but have to get a small heel for my dress.

    Post # 15
    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I love the idea of a TOMS wedding. I am getting the purple glitter toms for the reception at my wedding. Comfy, dancin’ shoes!

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