Post # 1
Brides! I am planning my wedding and above all, we want the reception to be the best party ever. I went to my cousin’s wedding a few months ago and people were dancing at the start of the night but I noticed towards the end of the night the number of people on the dance floor had dwindled, even though the band was great. I also noticed that the few people remaining on the dance floor were all barefoot (including myself) which I’ve noticed happens alot at other weddings as well. We really want the dance floor packed and everyone having an awesome time the entire night at our wedding so I’m thinking of giving flip flops or ballet flats as wedding favors for the women – so that the ladies aren’t sitting down because their heels are killing their feet.
Does anyone have a preference of flip flops over ballet flats or vice versa? Any recommendations on where to find nice ones at a decent bulk price? Thanks!
Post # 2
flip flops are more forgiving size wise. Also cheaper. Old navy often has sales.
I’m very picky about my ballet flats and the cheapest ones I’ll wear are Toms because they are soft. Otherwise, I’d be trading one set of blisters for another.
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull
It’s a tricky one. I, personally, hate flip flops. I think they’re tacky as hell and I find them difficult to walk in!
However, I don’t think I’d want someone to buy me ballet flats either, because they can rub and I have large feet for a lady.
Have you considered some of the roll up ballerina shoes? They would probably do the job 🙂
The ones in that link come in lots of colours and in little bags, so I think they’d make cute favours 🙂
Post # 4
I absolutely LOVE when they put out ballet flats/flip flops at weddings, I think it’s a great idea but only if the budget allows it. I couldn’t agree more that a wedding is always more fun when everyone is out partying on the dance floor and always feel bad when it’s empty. I’ve been to multiple weddings where they put out flip flops and although I wore them (because my feet were killing me), I’m actually not the biggest fan of flip flops. I was at a wedding recently and they put out a few baskets of Cinderollies (http://www.cinderollies.com) ballet flats and I thought they were the greatest thing ever. You could choose from two colors (silver or gold) and they were so comfortable and were so much cuter with my dress than flip flops. All the ladies had on a pair by the end of the night and I even noticed some ladies wearing them to brunch the next day. I still wear mine and take them in my purse whenever I’m in heels so I plan on offering these at our wedding if there’s room in the budget. I noticed on their website they offer a 50% bulk discount and free shipping if you buy 50 or more. You could probably find flip flops for cheaper but the ballet flats have my vote. Hope that helps!
Post # 5
I bought rescue flats for our wedding but they ARE NOT cheap!
Everyone loved them though…. I wouldnt change that I bought them though.. they were worth the money
FWIW I checked AliExpress and a lot of other vendors to see if I could find comparable flats… no luck… an an opinion I hate flip flops unless on a beach
Post # 6
What about some sort of slippers? Flip flops may not be wise for all, and ballet flats and sizing could be a pain. People with larger/wider feet may not like those as much.
Post # 7
I think having flip-flops is a great idea. I wouldn’t do the flats only because of sizing and what not. I’ve actually brought my own comfy shoes to weddings so I can dance the night away without those painful, yet totally sexy, heels!
Post # 8
While this is a cute idea i think using it as a favor is kind of odd. If you want to put them out for people to take should they desire then i’m all for it. But not as a favor. I’m just curious, did you have a favor in mind for the men? I’ve never heard of different favors for different genders before. That’s an interesting concept. I’m intrigued!
Post # 9
I’ve seen this before with flip-flops, it was cute.
Also, flip-flops are more forgiving size wise than other shoes.
Post # 10
I’d say flip flops! Let those toes breath after being stuffed into heels! Also yes, much more forgiving size wise.
Post # 11
I haven’t personally used them, but I just saw an advertisement that RescueFlats has a 20% off promo with the code DANCE
Post # 12
I agree that flats can be tricky to size, but flip flops don’t make sense as I am sure a lot of women will be wearing hosiery of some sort. And I also wonder what sort of favours you would do for the men, if any.
Post # 13
This is quite an old thread… anyhow, I got my hens to decorate canvas shoes (of their own size and choice) as part of my bridal shower, so it was a super fun activity and then everyone had something comfortable and to their taste to wear at the wedding. Boom.