(Closed) Wearing your wedding shoes before the wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
14026 posts
Honey Beekeeper

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
1549 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
1125 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
2029 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@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
6361 posts
Bee Keeper

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
7272 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
3830 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@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
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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.

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