Sunday, December 13, 2009

Don't let those wedding shoes ruin your big day!

Wedding planning at the 4 month mark:  As the holidays pass and the invites go out and alterations and all that jazz begin, I am sure I will have plenty going on to share about.  But for now, I thought I'd take advantage of this 'down' time to share some tips with all of you.

Today's tip:  How to keep your feet from aching on wedding day.  Everyone knows that you should buy your shoes (especially heels) well in advance of the big day and wear them around your house to break them in.  Well, here's a great little inexpensive item to assist with that process courtesy of advice given to me by my alterations guru, Janet.

Go to any drugstore or grocery store and find the first aid / band-aid aisle.  You will see a little item that looks like a mini deodorant made by Johnson & Johnson called FRICTION BLOCK.  It looks like this:


All you do is roll this on your feet around where any edges, straps, etc from your shoes will touch your skin.  It helps your feet from getting blisters, red marks, etc.  It runs about $5-$10 and would be a great little gift to throw in with your bridesmaids gifts or emergency kits on the wedding day.

Another favorite to ease your barking dogs is the web site Foot Petals.  This site has just about every type of insert, cushion and heel slip pad you can think of to help with whatever little problems your sexy little beauties are causing you.  I personally am looking into the Tip Toes which keep your feet from sliding forward or your toes from scrunching up through peep toes when you wear taller heels.

They even have cusions with lavendar and aromatherapy scents and cool little videos to show you how to use the products and what each product helps you with.

With these helpful little products, you can take the time to invest in yourself and make sure that the 8 to 12 hours you spend on your feet taking photos, walking down that aisle and dancing the night away does not get ruined by achy feet.

12 comments:

Caro said...

I'm not getting married soon, but this is brilliant.

alishaneva said...

I have been using the friction block for a little over a year now - at work, school, dress-up functions, etc! It is absolutely great!

Gonna Be His Mrs. said...

Good to know....thanks! =)

AmyKristen said...

I wish I had known about this! :) Thanks for sharing. I know I'll need it in the future!

Genevieve said...

Thanks for sharing! I am definitely adding the friction block to my list of wedding day essentials!

Gracie said...

I love this! I already have some gel pads for my shoes and I'm going to wear my shoes around the house more often to try and break them in.

I don't like the heels the best of times so I hope my feet don't start too ache too much.

Miss T said...

I hope they have those over here. Going to check it out tonight on my way home from work! Blisters are the worst part about heels.

A Creative Bride said...

That's a great find!! Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely be looking for this at the drug store and buying some for the ladies too.

Nicole-Lynn said...

Such a great thing to remember to bring... thanks!

thehickbride said...

Totally getting thrown into our carry-a-longs for the day! Thanks! =)

saltsays said...

I'm going to be in pretty comfy sandals that day, but this is such a great product to know about! I can't tell you how many times I wished I had something like this when I was just spending a long day in my regular heels.

You rock!!

New Mexican Bride said...

cool! I'll have to try some just for regular use too!

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