Post # 1
I’m not sure what I think about this, and I’d love to hear other people’s opinions.
I bought two new pairs of shoes for our wedding. 1 pair of for the ceremony (ivory flats) and 1 pair for the reception (cherry red flats). They are both very cute, and something that I will wear again no problem.
My question is this: If I have some events coming up before the wedding, is it appropriate to wear either pair? Or should I be “saving” them? Part of me feels like the ivory pair should make their debut at the wedding (as my official “wedding shoes”) but that the red pair could probably come out sooner. On the other hand, with summer approaching, there are probably opportunities to wear the ivory flats a few times (wedding in October).
Hmm. Any thoughts? What are you ladies doing?
Post # 3
I wore red flats for my whole wedding day, and I waited to wear them till my wedding, but I’m kind of a sucker for sentimental things like that. I think it’s totally up to you!
Post # 4
I think its completely up to you. My wedding shoes are ivory and I am terrified to get them dirty before the wedding, so I won’t be wearing them anywhere other than in my living room!
Post # 5
Absolutely wear them, just be careful. You should definitely break your shoes in before the wedding so you are totally comfortable the day of…it would be horrible to find that they rub or give you blisters that day!
I broke in my heels for the ceremony/first dance while at our dance classes, and I wore my reception wedges this past weekend to my bachelorette party (and I’m wearing them right now at work!)
Post # 6
I wore mine to break them in, one time, to Walmart and REALLY regretted it. I got a scuff on them in the hour I wore them, I wouldn’t suggest wearing your shoes before the wedding, you want them to be in tip top shape and wearing them out is risky and if you’re anything like me, when you really really don’t want something to mess up, it just does.
Post # 7
I would probably say you should not wear them until the wedding, especially since they are flats and don’t necessarily need to break them in. If it was a pair of heels you wanted to break in to ensure you weren’t uncomfortable or in pain on your wedding day, I might have a different opinion and be ok with that, but since they do not sound like they need breaking in, save them! 😀
Post # 8
I wouldn’t wear the ivory ones before the wedding for fear of getting them dirty. Someone could spill punch or BBQ sauce on them.
Post # 9
@chercee: I am wearing champagne flats for my wedding and I am also going to wear them before for my sisters wedding. I will be a bridesmaid her wedding.
Post # 10
Mine will be some gorgeous shoes I bought like 4 years ago, and have worn a few times, but are still in virtually new condition.
Don’t go on a muddy hike in them, but what could possibly be wrong with wearing them first?
Post # 11
I would be worried about scuffing them at an all day event. However, I would absolutely “break them in” by walking around the house in them. Nobody wants pinched toes at their wedding!
Post # 12
@chercee: It’s up to you, but personally, my wedding shoes were really hard to come by so I’m not taking any risks. So I’m not wearing them until my wedding day. I plan to stretch them a little and probably wear them around the house to try to break them in, but not outside or in public.
Post # 13
I intend to wear mine before the wedding to break them in, but depending on what color I decided to go with I might just wear them around the house. If I went with white shoes I would be afraid of them getting dirty, but if they were a darker color I wouldn’t worry at all. With flats you are probably okay not wearing them until the ceremony, but I would at least break in the reception shoes.
Post # 14
I just wore my wedges just this last weekend to start breaking them in. Thankfully I did because they gave me blisters. I dont plan on wearing them a lot but hopefully enough to break them in.
Post # 15
i still haven’t decided between my white or blue heels. I’ve had my white ones for about 7 years so they’re a bit scuffed. I haven’t worn the blue ones and I bought a pair of white sneakers for the reception which I will not wear because I don’t want to get them dirty.
Post # 16
Thanks for the points of view! I love the Bee 🙂
My concern about wearing the ivory ones, as PP mentioned, is getting them scuffed up/stepped on. I think, even though I will basically miss “ivory/white shoe season,” I will wait until the wedding – except for breaking them in around the house, which is a smart idea.
The red reception shoes (also flats) I think I will carefully wear, maybe just for small outings, or maybe – lightbulb – for our engagement photos! That might be cute, and it would mean getting to wear them/break them in without logging too many kilometers on them. I want them comfy for dancing, but not looking like they’re old.