(Closed) Wedges on the Beach a good idea?

posted 9 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: Wedges on the beach...

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    Don't even think about it!

  • Post # 3
    262 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    It depends on the type of sand..some sand is hard to walk in and i know of persons on the beach in wedges that have turned their ankle- ouchie! I was debating it myself and I am of the view that wear flip flops or barefoot sandals to be safe and sure

    Post # 4
    5422 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I wore wedges to a restaurant on the beach in jersey last summer and ended up breaking the strap and ruining my shoes.  not too mention really hurting my ankle.   They werent flimsy shoes either.  I would strongly advise against it.


    in my defense, we requested to not be seated on the sand but it was unavailable.

    Post # 5
    2401 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ll also admit to hurting myself walking in wedges on the sand. Mine weren’t as high (like 2 inch heels). I would get your dress hemmed and find some super sparkly flip flop goddess shoes instead. 

    Post # 6
    4108 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    My wedding was on the beach & I didn’t even bother with flip flops! I don’t know how formal your wedding will be but I opted for just barefoot sandals (he was barefoot) & then changed into my shoes for dinner. If I had it to do all over again I’d do the same exact thing. Assuming your dress is the traditional long dress, nobody will see the shoes anyway.

    Post # 7
    5789 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think the only safe and comfortable way to walk on the beach is barefoot. My daughter and the attendents all took their shoes off as they approached the sand, but wore slides that were easily removed without bending over. The men wore leather flip flops, but wish they’d gone barefoot as well.

    The bride’s change into shoes for the indoor reception were low wedges…comfy and easy to dance in!

    Post # 8
    1586 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

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    @CaptainSpaulding:  This is super cute! may I ask where you found it?

    Post # 9
    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I am a foot shorter than my husband so I was really concerned about going barefoot on the beach for our beach wedding.  I wore wedge flip flops for height for the ceremony and then changed into my regular heels for the reception, which was on a patio.  I did not hurt myself and to be honest, they were more comfortable than my heels anyway lol.  Only issue I had was I kept stepping on the bottom front of my dress – one arm was through my dad’s when he walked me down, the other holding my bouquet.  So I had to keep kicking the front of my dress out so I wouldn’t step on it lol but no one noticed and that would have happened with or without the wedges. 

    Good luck!! 

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