(Closed) Wedding day shoes.. Do brides wear heels till the very end?

posted 4 years ago in Shoes
Post # 2
2179 posts
Buzzing bee

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
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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
4242 posts
Honey bee

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
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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
1688 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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
7438 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
7043 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
2969 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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
1724 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I wore wedges with ankle straps, so I didn’t feel wobbly. And I changed into sneakers for the reception.

Post # 12
9527 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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
452 posts
Helper bee

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
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I wore heels for photos and ceremony then switch to flats later for my reception dress and dancing.

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