On the Beach? Off the Beach? It Makes a Difference

So I got my dress that I’ll be wearing to my cousin’s wedding later this month. It’s not a perfect fit, but what is? It’ll do for this particular event. So now I’m debating on what to do for shoes. The problem is that I don’t know if the wedding is going to be on the beach, or on the hotel property where the reception will be. On the invitation they are both listed, but the hotel is on the beach, so it’s possible we’ll all be standing in the sand while the bride and groom say their I do’s.

So what to wear? Part of me thinks I should take two options with me, so that if the wedding IS on the beach, I can slip into flat sandals, and if the wedding is not on the beach but on regular grass, I can put on heels. However, that would require me actually CARRYING another pair of shoes or running out to the car and being obvious about my shoe-switch attempt. So I’ll probably just stick with flats of some kind and wear those for the whole event, rather than try to pull a switcheroo.

These are pretty cute flats, and are less than $10. The sandals that I own are falling apart, and are too casual – these are slightly more dressy since they have the ankle strap. The wedding is at 5 p.m., so there’s a need to be slightly more formal at this wedding. These sandals would be a great option. Do you agree?

And don’t even suggest that I go barefoot for the wedding if it’s on the beach. Anyone who knows me knows that I HATE FEET, so the idea of going barefoot is anathema to me. Won’t do it! Although if the wedding IS on the beach I look forward to seeing what my ever-proper mother will do. Heh.

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6 comments

  1. I talked with the father of the bride the other day and the wedding is not on the beach, the groom’s party is wearing khaki suits…with flip flops. So I’d would say you are fine to wear flats or sandals. πŸ™‚

  2. I like the sandals! Even though the wedding isn’t on the beach, the kids will want to be in the sand at the first opportunity, so you’ll be glad for flats. πŸ™‚

  3. kbf: hopefully by being there for several days before the wedding, the sand won’t have quite the emotional pull that it would have if we drove there the day of the wedding.

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