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Beach ceremony

Amber, on November 22, 2019 at 4:45 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 11
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Hello. My fiancée and I are having a beach ceremony and an indoor reception. I will be barefoot or possibly in wedges in the sand and in heels for the reception. My fiancée is already quite a bit taller. Any tips for this situation?

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Latest activity by Lakeya, on November 23, 2019 at 4:55 AM
  • Ivy ORP
    VIP October 2019
    Ivy ORP ·
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    Roll with it. My wife is 5'3", I am 6'. We both bore flats. We took a couple of pictures with her on a dune to balance the height for a few shots, but other than that we just accepted the height difference.

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  • Kristyn
    Devoted July 2020
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    We are also doing a beach wedding I will be wearing beach sandals which is basically just a lace toe and ankle decoration! it's hard enough to walk in sand I wouldnt worry about the height difference shoes may just make it more uncomfortable and harder to walk in!
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  • Becca
    Devoted October 2019
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    I had a beach wedding in October. I went barefoot for the ceremony and wore cute flat sandals for the indoor reception. My finance is about a foot taller than. The height difference never bothered me. I would say before you truly decide on wearing shoes on the beach. I would try to walk on the beach in flats and wedges and see if you like it. I loved going barefoot.
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
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    We got married on the beach and I went barefoot for the ceremony and wore block heels for the reception. Don’t worry about the height difference
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  • Amber
    Just Said Yes August 2021
    Amber ·
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    I’m leaning more towards barefoot. Becca, what did you do to clean your feet from the sand to the shoes?
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  • Becca
    Devoted October 2019
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    We just rinsed our feet off at the showers on the way in from the beach to the hotel conference center. We didn’t dry our feet but by the time we made it to the reception area our feet were dried. I also had 2 different shoes. My mother in law had gotten us bride and groom flip flops. So I wore the flip flops to and from the beach. And then changed into nice sandals for the reception which I think helped with the less sand being on my feet.


    You can always have some baby powder stashed away and rub on your feet afterwards to remove the sand if you don’t want get your feet wet.
    Oh I meant to mention in my first response to be careful with shoes on the beach because shoes will fill up with sand and flick sand everywhere and will be uncomfortable.
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  • Amber
    Just Said Yes August 2021
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    Thank you. The baby powder tip is excellent.
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  • Becca
    Devoted October 2019
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    No problem! The baby powder does wonders. And depending on your set up you might could do something like this for your guest and for you to use as well. https://pin.it/rv2kzq3n4kkf5r Just looking on Pinterest a lot of people used paint brushes as well. I’m not sure how well that works. But I do know baby powder helps a lot.
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
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    You’ll probably want to be barefoot versus wearing wedges. I think it will give you the most graceful looking walk (as possible) as you make your way through the sand. Another thing to keep in mind is the distance you (and your guests) will be walking. You you might want to practice that now to see how it feels.
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  • Katie
    Savvy May 2020
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    Have the photographer or a family member have a pair of wedge heels for you to use for pictures on the beach if you are doing that before/after the ceremony but barefoot would be smartest for the ceremony itself! Turning an ankle and standing for twenty minutes would be distracting and painful- not what you want to be feeling during your vows.
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  • Lakeya
    Savvy January 2021
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    I lave the height difference, I’m getting married on beach going to be barefoot and at in door reception I’m wearing a ballet slipper. I’m 5ft 2 in and he is 6ft 3in
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