Wearing flip flops to weddings/formal events

posted 3 years ago in Guests
  • poll: Is it rude in my situation?
    Not rude- you can't help it : (86 votes)
    92 %
    It is rude regardless of circumstances. : (5 votes)
    5 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 31
    65 posts
    Worker bee

    Wow. What a whore! In situations like those, I always try to take a deep breath, let it roll off my back and take the high road.. Karma will get her back times two… and you don’t need to be going out explaining yourself to anyone. Everyone has some issue going on. Whether it’s physical, mental, in their family, emotional… Ms. High-Horse included. ūüėČ

    Go… enjoy yourself and help those special people celebrate their day!

    As others have mentioned too, there are some pretty fancy flip flops out there and even some DIY things you can do to your own to jazz yours up.

    Wishing you all the best and hope your feet feel better soon.

    Post # 32
    1593 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    LittleDove :  Fuck them. They’re the rude ones. It’s not like you wore them because you couldn’t be bothered with heels.

    I wore flip flops (or thongs as we call them) for a month in winter when I broke my toe, including to work. I got one comment, pointed out the massive bandage on my foot and they shut up. 

    Post # 33
    13590 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Girl, wear your flip flops and have fun celebrating.  I’m certain the couple getting married would rather you be there and comfortable than skipping their wedding because you didn’t want to offend people by wearing flip flops.

    Post # 34
    326 posts
    Helper bee

    LittleDove :  THEY’RE very rude. I know your pain not as much but I’ve had a few surgeries on my ankle and for a while I could only wear tennis shoes to work. One asshole had the audacity to call me unprofessional to which I called him out, told my supervisor who called his, it was a fiasco.

    People REALLY need to mind their own business. Chances are if you’re wearing footwear that doesn’t “fit” the atmosphere, you’re doing it for a reason and are already self conscious about it. Ugh anyways screw those people, wear your sparkly sandals and next time someone comments them, tell them you’ve had 11 surgeries on the same leg and not that it’s any of their business, it’s the only shoes that don’t cause you pain. Watch their face fall and hope they’re embarrassed because they should be. 

    Post # 35
    21 posts
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I say, where your flip flops proudly! IF it will make YOU feel more confident, maybe glue some rhinestones or flowers to the strap (as long as they don’t overlap and touch your foot, defeating the purpose). That my fancy them up a bit. But that is only to make you feel better, not to please others. I am getting married soon and I can promise you I won’t be looking at peoples shoes. 

    Post # 36
    9595 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    LittleDove :  they are so rude! I would wear a long maxi dress or skirt and the flip flops. I was ready to vote “no never” but your circumstances are extenuating. I hope your feet get better soon!

    Post # 37
    3029 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    Wow, what a bitch. I know petty women like this and if it’s not your flip flops they’ll find something else to pick on like the flowers not matching the table linens or the bride showing too much skin. 

    There is nothing wrong with wearing flip flops to a wedding, especially if you have health problems. 

    I’m sure you’ve tried all kinds of flip flops but I can’t help but ask if you’ve worn Sanuk yoga mat ones? I got terrible swelling and loads of other foot problems during pregnancy and had to wear flip flops, and found those to be the most comfy. Hope I’m not being annoying with that recommendation! 

    Post # 38
    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    Oh you have to be quick with women like that!¬† Snide little remarks AFTER her husband told her not mention it?¬† RUDE.¬† I would have said “Well my doctor prefers that I wear flip flops for my disability.¬† What line of work are you in again?”¬† And I definately would have¬†continued¬†the conversation so she can either apologize or that I can properly shame to other guest.¬†Pettiness is what this simple woman deserves.

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