I've said it before and I'll say it again: If your guests are not enjoying themselves and comfortable, they will not be partying with you all through the reception. In planning my own wedding, I am always making sure to remember what it felt like to be a wedding guest. So I am very excited about one of my purchases for my own event: I want to be sure that my guests are enjoying themselves and comfortable. I have lots of ideas to keep them moving and entertained all night. But one of my favorites comes from my wedding coordinator's portfolio. She suggests that brides provide a 'Kick your heels off' basket filled with inexpensive flip flops for the ladies (or anyone) to remove their tight fitting dress shoes and dance the night away without being in pain.
She suggested hitting stores like Old Navy or Target at the end of the summer when they are having their sales to get rid of these type of items. But I found a wholesale site Dollar Days that sells these items to you at super great deals! I bought 72 pairs of various sized flip flops (we have 200 guests total) for our event at the cost of about $1.51 each including tax and S&H. You can get them in your wedding colors if you want, but I opted for a variety of colors so that they can maybe find a pair they'd wear again. And the best part is, your guests will know you're thinking of their comfort and they get to take home an extra little favor at the end of the night. Here are some sample images courtesy of In the Now Weddings. But first, here is a picture of the flip flops I purchased for my own event:
And some ideas on how to serve them up:
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