(Closed) Vintage Outdoor Wedding

posted 9 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
Bee
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

Well, they do have those heel savers that keep stilettos from sinking in to the grass:

http://www.cleanheels.co.uk/CleanHeelsProducts.aspx

I’ve never tried them, but I have heard good things!

You can also search Endless.com by the style of the shoe, height/style of the heel, price, color, size, and more! 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve also heard good thing about the heel savers.  I don’t think anyone will see them very much.  If you want a photo op where you would actually see a close up of the heel of your shoe, you could always remove them for just a minute…

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

I’m using heel savers for my wedding, but I’m using a different kind than MJ recommended.
I’ve tried these out – http://thesolemates.com/

Post # 6
Bee
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

Thanks Frenchie –  I KNEW one of the bees was using them. I couldn’t remember the brand when I searched! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I hope you have better luck than I did! I wanted a wedge without a really high heel so that I don’t look strangely tall in pictures, but the choices seemed to be high heel and cute or mid/low heel and very not cute. I finally went for a pointier heel and will be practicing not sinking into the dirt, which may be more challenging with the dress on. If you do find something, share with us! With 3 weeks to go I could still get something shipped ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I had sole mates for my wedding. My heel was pretty thin and they did fit but didn’t last, the heel slips into another part of the heel stopper and then slips out I would say in a period of a couple hours max. It was kind of annoying but my heel was thinner then the heel stopper to begin with so I just used them anyway. I bought a pair of sole mates for each of my bridesmaids and theirs eventually shifted and then fell out too it just took them longer because their heels actually fit into them. They worked well enough for the bridesmaids to be ok in the grass for the ceremony but I was sinking because my heel stoppers already fell off by then about 2 hours after I put them on. So I just shifted my weight during my ceremony and I was fine. 

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m having the exact same problem with shoes. I’ve used heel savers for my dance shoes ( I’m a ballroom/swing dancer), and they worked well enough then, but they don’t do an especially good job of displacing the weight of the heel. I’ve been looking for low vintage pumps, which tend to have a wider heel base. You can usually find things like that at thrift stores. However, heels.com has some pretty fun shoes, too.

Good luck shoe hunting! ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think that ballet flats are gorgeous, vintage, and will be a piece of cake in that grass.  JCrew has some drool-worthy ones.  Ballet flats remind me of Audrey Hepburn…

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Heh heh, I went a slightly different route for our vintage outdoor wedding…

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Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Those are so vintage!  I love them DG!  Like something you’d see in Paris at the turn of the centurey.  Very Tulouse La Trec as I can so see you wearing this with that dress and all its ruffley gorgeousness! (sp?) 

Post # 13
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578 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I love your shoes DG. Those are so cute.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Thanks! I do think of Moulin Rouge when I put them on.  They are really comfy, which was the most important thing… well that and the fact that they won’t sink in grass ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I had the exact same problem.  Not only is our wedding oustide, but there’s a slight slope to my "aisle."  I looked and looked and right before I just gave up, one of the bees (I can’t think which one, sorry!) posted about her shoes, so I got them in a different color.  Still dressy and pretty enough for a wedding, but comfortable and flat.  I actually found quite a few I liked at amazon.com, surprisingly. 

I’ll attach a picture of the shoes.  Here’s the link: 

http://www.amazon.com/Ras-Womens-RA29-927FA2S-Dress-Flat/dp/B0015TCMNI

 

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Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

DG just stole my heart! Anyone that sports Fluevogs at their wedding is cool in my book. 

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