Wedding Attendance: Rule #1

May 4, 2011 9 Comments

Weddings are beautiful. And, typically, nuptials unite more than a bride and a groom. They bring friends and family together in an attractive setting, with positive vibes, and with ample food and beverage. In summation, weddings are a celebration. They are romantic.

And even if you’re not the bride or part of the wedding party, the celebration is still a little bit about you. That’s because a wedding reception is basically a red carpet walk with dinner thrown in. It’s about making a statement, looking and feeling, your best. What you are wearing will be observed, analyzed, and discussed.

Of course, you know this. That’s why you bought a new dress, maybe some new shoes, possibly a clutch, some accessories… That’s why you may have spent the five plus hours before the ceremony perfecting your hair and makeup. The pictures are going to end up on facebook.

But that’s not really what this article is about…

So…Fast forward a few hours, if you will.

You already made your entrance. Absolutely dynamite. Some of your best work ever. You’ve had a few drinks, some shrimp cocktail, chatted it up, reconnected with some old friends…dinner was served, a few more drinks…

And here we are: The dj/band is hitting their stride. The dance floor is jumping…

Those new heels are sexy as hell, and yes they complimented your dress beautifully. However, fashion and function rarely mix. Your shoes are horribly uncomfortable after a few hours on your feet and get worse with every cha cha slide. You want to keep dancing, but your toes are begging you to stop.

When you find yourself in this situation, only one rule applies:

DO NOT TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES AND DANCE BAREFOOT. EVER.
Weddings cost tens, and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars. They are seriously expensive parties. Meticulous detail goes into planning and executing a fairy tale experience. As we already discussed, you also dropped a pretty penny on your outfit, the gift, and a hotel. You put time and effort into projecting elegance.

So don’t ruin it by turning into the grimy chick with dirty soles sloshing around on the dance floor. You’re better than that.

You don’t have to be tortured by painful shoes, but you’re going to have to be more creative. Bring a pair of flats, sit out a few songs, maybe sub in a different more comfortable pair of heels for the dance portion of the evening. Whatever you do, do not throw in the towel. Your shoes should be like the vows… ’til death do you part (or at least until the end of the evening).


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9 Comments to “Wedding Attendance: Rule #1”
  1. admin says:

    Obviously for beach weddings, this rule need not apply…

  2. Dina says:

    Ugh! I haaaaaaaaaaate it when people take off their shoes at any function that involves dancing, especially a wedding! Trashy and unsanitary. Another no, is the bride with the beer bottle in her hand, or anyone with a beer bottle for that matter. Sorry, at a wedding use the glassware! :)

  3. Kelly says:

    Amen! The only thing worse than guests barefoot is when the bride kicks her shoes off. Trashy!!!

  4. A. says:

    hint: Although you may run the risk of looking like a hooker, heels with a mild platform are perfect for weddings. The higher the platform, the less your foot is arched which means there is less pressure on you’re toes which means theres a lesser chance of you looking like a homeless person. Save your kitty heels for the office.

  5. Colleen says:

    I personally think it’s gross to walk around a venue barefoot. But if it’s between taking your shoes off to have a good time, or sitting around with your shoes on, kick ‘em off! Who cares. And I don’t see anything wrong with a bride or anyone else with a bottle of beer in their hand. To each his own!

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