Post # 1
I am having my wedding dress made to suit kitten heels but know I will inevitably kick them off come dancing time. Should I change into my comfy work boots (similar heel), or pretty sparkly ballet flats? I expect my dress to drag on the floor somewhat with flats. It’s floor length, no train, no bustle. Bees who’ve been through it, what do you recommend?
Post # 2
I changed into my flats after a few hours because my feet were bleeding… My sandals were leaning toward kitten heels (maybe a liiiittle higher, but still a small sized heel), so there wasn’t such a big difference to me. My dress had a huge train and that was the only part of the dress that I dragged with or without the flats. If you had high heels you’d drag it for sure, but if yours are kitten, I think you won’t see a big difference 😉
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I wore 4″ heels for photos and the ceremony, then changed into ballet flats for the reception. The dress drag was worth it for not being in pain from my heels.
Post # 4
I changed into sparkley flats right after the pictures. My feet were killing me after standing around in a heavy wedding dress before walking down the aisle and then walking down the aisle then the ceremony..then photos. I put on my flats (silver sparkle ones) and it was heaven. I’d have been doomed without them lol. I don’t recall having any issue with my dress.
Post # 5
I made it through the reception with my heels, but after the wedding I switched into my most comfortable wedges. My heels were around 3.5″ tall. It worked perfectly because I was comfortable, but my dress wasn’t dragging.
Post # 6
ne11y23: I changed into flats after we were announced as husband and wife in the reception, and I had already said hello to each table. I wore sparkly ballet slippers, and my dress did drag on the floor but I didn’t care bc I was having such a good time dancing. lol
Post # 7
I plan to wear my (kitten) heels for as long as I can because they feel very comfortable but I am bringing my lacey TOMS to change into when the dancing and partying really gets going.
My seamstress agreed to hem my dress just the slightest bit shorter so both shoe heights should be OK. However, my dress silouhette allows for this. It may be more noticable with other silouhettes.
Either way I’m imagining that dancing will require some holding of the dress since its not like I’m used to dancing around in a big gown anyway. All this to say that I would imagine you will be fine with whatever you go with for the dancing part of the evening.
Post # 8
I had a floor-length gown with no train or bustle, as well. It was hemmed to work with 3-inch heels (I wore them for photos and dinner), but I went barefoot for the ceremony and dancing – it wasn’t a problem. I held my dress up a bit when I walked, but the dress looked great and didn’t drag overly much.
Post # 9
I had about 4 ich heels and I changed into flip flops with about a 2 inch heel…I managed jsut fine.
Post # 10
I wore kitchen heels for the ceremony. Then after the pictures I changed into my boots and entered the reception with those on. It was much better for my feet! I did have a bustle though.
Post # 11
I changed right afte the ceremony into flats. It wasn’t difficult. I wore a sparkly flat show that were the same color scheme as my heels.
Post # 12
ne11y23: I wore 4″ heels for the ceremony and changed into sandals with a tiny heel, maybe 1-1.5″ for the reception. My dress drug but it wasn’t too bad. one of my bustle ribbons did break though, probably from me stepping on my dress. But it wasn’t till the end of the night and one of my bridesmaids helped me rig it. Worth it for being in comfy shoes!
If yours are just kitten heels anyway, do you think they’ll hurt your feet or can you just get away with wearing them all night?
Post # 13
ne11y23: I wore 4 inch heelse during the ceremony & changed to comfy similar height heels for the reception. I was happy I had thought ahead and gave my coordinator a pair of flat sneaker-like shoes for later in the evening because about halfway through the reception, I was barefoot & put on the flats to walk over to the afterparty.