wedding-worthy flats

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Wedding-FlatsHi there. First of all, let me apologize for being MIA most of last week. Working in Hershey, PA was part of the reason (more on that and chocolate recipes later), but really I think it was because I needed some time to be mopey about Brian leaving me behind. After a few days to feel sorry for myself (I know, I know, get a grip, girl), I’m doing a lot better and plan on directing more of my energy right here. I haven’t been the most diligent poster as of late, so I’m very much looking forward to getting back in the game. 

To the matter at hand. Now that I have a dress, it’s time to start thinking about accessories. I’m still completely lost when it comes to the veil, jewelry and sash, but shoes are something I understand. Wearing them everyday helps. That said, I’m an unfortunate flat-footed flats year-round kind of girl, but for the wedding, I want a bit of extra height to help give the illusion of longer legs (yet another one of my shortcomings). So I’ll definitely be wearing some sort of heel, but also know that it’s pretty much guaranteed that I’ll need to switch into something more comfortable if I’m going to dance the night away. Here’s a look at some of the bride-friendly flats I’m considering, spanning quite a range in price and glitz. Let me know your thoughts!

1. Benjamin Adams London Flats // $299 at Nordstrom
2. Kate Spade Banner Lace and Leather Flats // $298 at Nordstrom
3. Salvatore Ferragamo Nilly Jelly Bow Ballerina Flats // $280 at Neiman Marcus
4. BP. Cutout Flats // $50 at Nordstrom
5. Blue by Betsey Johnson Ever Flats // $100 at Zappos
6. Jimmy Choo Alina Point-Toe Glitter Flats // $550 at Neiman Marcus
7. Bottega Veneta Glitter Leather Ballet Flats // $590 at NET-A-PORTER
8. Footsyfolds Crystal Flats // $125 at Nordstrom

So, which is your favorite? I love the Jimmy Choos, but the Blue by Betsey Johnson Flats are definitely closer to my price range. Those of you who have been brides before, did you manage in your heels all night? I’d love to hear your stories and any shoe and foot comfort recommendations you can share. My delicate soles thank you in advance!

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3 Responses to wedding-worthy flats

  1. Wage says:

    Oh these are all lovely options! You won’t see these shoes as much as you would see your jewelry, so maybe pick a pair after you select those things in case you would want to coordinate with that too. I wore flats the entire time at our wedding because that’s just me. My dress was pretty casual. I also like the height difference between Joe and me when I am not in heels, so from a picture perspective that was preferable (strange the things you consider as a bride). I wore a pair of sparkly sandals for the ceremony and the silver sparkly Toms for the reception. I still wear both pairs of shoes today!

    • Yang says:

      Great advice! Everyone else has suggested I wear some sort of heel (I’m thinking 2 inches max), but like you, I too like the height difference between Brian and me and don’t want to mess with that too much. Plus my dad isn’t much taller than me and I don’t want to tower over him walking down the aisle. You’re the first person to suggest flats and I love you for it. My dress is definitely not the fanciest (I kept insisting I’m not Kate Middleton when trying on the more elaborate dresses that weren’t for me), but I might still want to change into something shorter later in the night where the flats will be on full display. So much to think about!

  2. Sarah Hamerstone says:

    I wore flats!! (well…maybe like half an inch). I cannot imagine wearing anything BUT flats! You are in them for hours and hours and will literally never sit down…so I think heels could make your day miserable. Also, keep in mind that no one will really see your shoes…I loved my shoes so much, and was sad that they never really made an appearance (aside from the picture my photographer took of them before I got dressed). I would also say that for that reason, it probably isn’t worth it to spend much money on them. You may think “oh I will wear them again one day…” but mine were DESTROYED. They were practically black by the end of the night (the bottom of your dress will also be black, which I feel no one ever tells you!) Good luck xoxox

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