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Shoe bar idea

Bride2Be, on February 24, 2021 at 5:26 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 18
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I’m debating if I want to include a shoe bar at my reception and wondering if anyone else did this and what was the response? Did guests like it and use it or did it go to waste?


I’ve been to a wedding where they provided flip flops and I definitely used them and loved them because after walking in heels my feet needed the break and I didn’t get my feet dirty! And another time where it was a bridesmaid gift and I used them at her wedding for the reception and danced the night away with no worries of my feet hurting!
Im thinking of getting the wedding box with an assortment of sizes from the website rescue flats but it’s pricey for a whole box so I don’t want it to go to
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Latest activity by Bride2Be, on February 28, 2021 at 10:12 PM
  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    I personally would not get this for a wedding. Nice idea though
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  • M
    VIP January 2019
    Maggie ·
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    I wouldn't ever use this as a wedding guest because I buy shoes I can dance in. But if you have some extra money in your budget and don't mind if they don't get used (because you just never know), then go for it.

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    I wouldn't use it nor do I know anyone else who would. If I don't dance in regular heels, then I dance barefoot. But never flip flops or similar because they're not designed for dancing. Save your money.

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  • Kristin
    Dedicated December 2021
    Kristin ·
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    I had a cousin that did old navy flip flops since her wedding was on the beach. I loved it and I know some people took pairs but not as many as she bought.
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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    I've never seen flats provided before, but if you have the budget, then why not? It's a great idea. I've been to lots of receptions with baskets of flip flops in a variety of sizes. I ALWAYS use flip flops when they're provided at weddings and they are much appreciated by guests Smiley smile They have saved my feet time and time again!

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  • Katie
    Rockstar August 2021
    Katie ·
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    I think it's a great idea if you have the room in the budget. But I think this might be a know your crowd.


    I personally don't know if I would change my shoes during someone else's wedding because Im not one who really dances around a lot I normally stay at my seat unless I'm getting a drink. Maybe if you had them at a backyard wedding or a beach wedding, something were you wouldn't necessarily want to wear heels. But I feel like there would be some who would. It might be a 50/50 with if guests will wear them.
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    Super June 2021
    Melanie ·
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    I'm not a fan of the style of flats in the photo so I probably wouldn't use them, but you know your guests' style best. I would definitely use flip flops if they provided. I went to a wedding where Old Navy flip flops were provided and noticed that at the end of the night, all of the smaller sizes were gone, but there were a lot of size 9+ remaining, so just make sure to keep in mind what sizes you get.

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    Bride2Be ·
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    These are all great points. Thanks y’all! I actually think I might just skip it altogether. I guess it makes more sense for younger crowds who wear shoes they definitely want to take off and those were the weddings I went to who had them and mine will most likely be mostly older family crowd and not worth the cost to provide for the younger crowd. Not worth worrying if they will go to waste!
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Wow I would love that lol but at same time I wouldn’t get it for my wedding because it’s kind of pricey
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  • Expert September 2021
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    I think this is super cute, but would probably turn out to be a waste of money! I’ve been to plenty of weddings where my heels just come off to dance, but in that case, I’m not really worried about putting on different shoes, I just don’t wear any.
    But you know your group more than anyone!
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    https://www.cinderollies.com/shop/wedding-ballet-flats-bulk/ sells 50+ pairs either cream or black multiple sizes for $250 after bulk discount. A better deal but still expensive and they seem much easier to dance in than flip flops.

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  • Shirley
    Expert November 2020
    Shirley ·
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    I totally would wear these at a wedding. My cousin actually swapped into these at her own wedding during dancing
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    We got married on the beach so we provided flip flops for all of our guests but I’m nit sure for other weddings if people would have used them
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  • H
    Devoted August 2023
    Hhh ·
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    I love when weddings provide flip-flops and always end up with a pair (just can’t resist 4” heels but love to dance!). I bought a dozen Old Navy flip flops for our wedding for $25, and worst case I’ll donate the extras. The good thing about flip flops vs flats is they don’t have to fit perfectly (I’ve come home with sizes from 6 to 10).
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  • Erin
    Dedicated September 2022
    Erin ·
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    My cousin did this at his wedding with Old Navy flip flops and it was a hit!

    I'm considering doing this, I found bulk flip flops on amazon for $80 for 50 pairs of various sizes. at my Future Brother In Laws wedding my feet were absolutely killing me, even tho I wasn't really dancing and I ended up going out to my car to get a pair of flip flops I kept in there for emergencies lol

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  • L
    Lady ·
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    I wouldn't use these. If i'm worried about my heels, I will bring my own flats.

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  • Caprice
    Savvy May 2021
    Caprice ·
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    Do you have a personal connection with shoes (like you/fiancé are dancers or etc.), or does your wedding theme revolves around shoes?

    It's likely an unnecessary cost. Might be cute idea but unless there's a real connection you'll probably end up with extra pairs and have spent additional money that could've been spent on something more meaningful.

    It could be worth it if you have guests that you know won't be prepared to dance in their formal shoes though? Or if you gift them as a wedding favor?

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  • B
    Dedicated August 2022
    Bride2Be ·
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    Honestly you’re right. I have no connection and I’m a terrible dancer hahaha I’d rather spend the cost on a donut truck. I have more of a connection with food lol
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