Post # 1
I am wondering about bridal shoes. Aside from having to wear the shoes in before the big day, does anyone have any other tips?
I love heels, but my feet HATE them. I usually don’t do too well with heels on for too many hours unless im sitting down.
The thought of being in pain the day of my wedding scares me so much. I have heard of brides that wear heels for the ceremony and then change to flats for the reception. But doesn’t that clash with the dress…isn’t the dress altered with the idea that the bride will be wearing heels?
Obviously, this whole shoe thing has me so confused!
Post # 2
I totally depends on what you want to do. YOu can have your dress altered to fit with whatever shoe/heel height works for you. I did wear heels for a few hours, kicked them off and my dress was on the floor for a bit, but not very long. You can also have the dress hemmed shorter and just show off your heels for the ceremony if you want but there is nothing saying you HAVE to wear heels at all. Some brides go barefoot, wear sneakers, flip flops, whatever you want. You can always get a pair of cute shoes to have pics taken if you want to do those. No one will ever see what you are wearing unless you want them to!
Post # 3
camette: I also don’t love heels, but I wore them for the ceremony and pictures. I changed into cute flats as soon as we got to the reception, and as the night went on, I ended up in flip flops. It was totally fine with my dress – though my heels were on the lower end to begin with, like 2.5 inches. My advice is DEFINITELY to bring along flats/sandals if you think you might be uncomfortable! If you don’t end up wearing them, then it’s no big loss – but if you’re uncomfortable that will absolutely interfere with your day.
These were my heels:
And these were the flats I changed into:
Post # 4
I wore flats the whole day- I have foot issues so even heels for the ceremony would have been too much. If you’re going to be in pain I say it’s not worth it…there are lots of beautiful flats out there!
Post # 5
My feel always get really sore wearing heels because I don’t wear them often. I wore Toms wedges for my wedding and they were so comfortable! I bought a pair of wedge flip flops to change into later in the night, which I did, but honestly my Toms were so comfortable I probably didn’t have to. If you plan on changing shoes, make sure they are around the same height as your bridal shoes so your dress doesn’t drag on the ground too much because yes, your dress will be hemmed to your height with your shoes on. I mean an inch or two shouldn’t matter but you wouldn’t want to go from 5 inch heels to flats because you could trip yourself or people might step on it, plus it will drag on the floor more and get dirtier. Or you can just wear flats or low heels the whole night hopefully without any problems- honestly no one will notice or care if that’s what you want, there are a lot of really cute flats.
Post # 6
I did wear heels all day because there’s a designer I love who makes them comfier than most flats I own. She’s London based.
If you’ve tried different designers (as in, more than $80) and your feet still hate them then absolutely change into flats asap. You shouldn’t be uncomfortable.
Post # 7
I’m hoping to wear my heels all day but I’m going to be realistic about it and also bring shorter wedges. I’m looking for gold sparkly wedges to wear for FBIL’s wedding four weeks before ours, so if I find them those will be the wedding day backups.
Post # 8
I wore heels for the ceremony, pictures and the very start of the reception and then changed into flats. My heels were only about 2″ but I brought the heels and the flats to the seamstress and she was able to hem my dress and bustle the train in a way that it the length seemed to work with either shoe option.
Post # 9
I wore heels through dinner, and by the time the dancing started was in flip flops. Most of my bridesmaids and our friends also kicked off their shoes.
Post # 10
I decided to go for a really small wedge, for comfort and because my dress was barely an inch to long. So I wore these:
And one shoe rubbed me so raw that I ended up changing into my grubby flip flops before the reception. Didn’t even try to make it through the first dance.
I wore them around the house a couple times leading up to the big day but it’s different when you’re sweating and sliding around and trying to walk up big grassy hills.
Post # 11
I wore wedges with ankle straps, so I didn’t feel wobbly. And I changed into sneakers for the reception.
Post # 12
I wore heels for the ceremony and pictures. Was barefoot for cocktail hour because I’m a classy lady like that. Luckily I had target brand sandals with me. They were comfy and didn’t clash with the dress. Having flats is a great backup!
Post # 13
camette: I wore 4 inch heels from 1130am-730pmish. I took them off and put flip flops on after the first dances. My feet were killinggggg me. After wearing flip flops the rest of the night my dress was dragging and getting stepped on on the dance floor and is basically ruined now haha. I am thinking about having something made from the fabric for any future children, but wasn’t planning on selling or having a future daughter wear it or anything like that, so I’m not upset. I’m so obsessed with my wedding shoes I don’t regret any decision. FWIW, I bought an expensive designer dress pre owned and paid about 40% of the cost.
Post # 14
I wore flats (and my dress was hemmed for flats). I had bought a nice sparkly pair of heels to walk down the aisle, but didn’t remember to change into them before the ceremony.
Post # 15
I wore heels for photos and ceremony then switch to flats later for my reception dress and dancing.