Posts

Most Comfortable Shoes To Dance All Night In (Wedding Edition)

When I attend weddings, I find myself agonizing weeks before on what shoe to wear, only to be kicking them under the table by the reception so I can dance away without possible injury or embarrassment. While plenty of people opt for the shoe-ditch method, I find it to be kind of gross when you think about it. You have to worry about getting a pedicure or whether or not your feet smell. Why not have a good time while looking good as well?

I find that my go-to shoe for weddings is the simple, tasteful ballet flat. It’s dressy enough to wear with a cocktail dress and practical enough to make it through a round of “Cotton Eyed Joe”. And the great thing about ballet flats is that they’re usually on the inexpensive side and come in a huge variety of colors and styles. Here are a few that I thought would be awesome for a wedding.

6ac65ad01eb604e051f208c273ac3e458bef98977640e24ed1a47bc45294d5f855090be9e42df7e11a28e80f042d0a526432c300ccd5e10b387e9fb280a34288

Now, if flat shoes are not appealing to you, my next choice would have to be the ever-reliable wedge. Wedges are a relatively-new style invention and offer a sexy amount of height with dance-proof practicality. Some wedges are more casual than others, so make sure you pick one that is elegant enough not to stand out like a sore thumb. You can find closed-toed, peep-toed or strappy varieties. Here are a few of my picks.

5a37730dd98b330a1b89e5fb90a06ccc 78610bb7bc9d0eac6f5d80d44ebe7dbb c09da68f8af04ab3ed23a06516f6169d

Some weddings are a little less formal than others. If you are attending a wedding of a couple who tends to do things a little on the unorthodox side, I would recommend a good pair of Converse high or low-tops. Especially when paired with a suit, they give you a classy yet approachable look that will certainly be popular with the ladies.

cons

My last pick for comfortable wedding shoes is really only appropriate if you are attending a summer, beach or destination wedding. Flip Flops come in all styles, from basic and rubber to bedazzled and leather. There’s a big disagreement in the wedding world over whether or not flip flops are wedding-attire-apropro so make sure you know the personality of the newlyweds before breaking out the thongs.

12886d3ec36fe235d7549166f2f6bc8c

 

 

Something Old, Something New…Learn These Wedding Moves!

The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and what better time is it than to get hitched! As Save the Dates are piling up on my refrigerator, it has become clear to me that Wedding Season is in full swing. Weddings can be the most looked-forward to event of the summer: single sexy wedding goers, delicious food and unlimited drinks, fun music, and yep, you guessed it…dancing! To ensure that your summertime wedding experience is as great as it can be, it’s crucial that you feel comfortable on the dance floor. Be familiar with these popular wedding dances so that when the time comes, you’re prepared to leave the crab cakes behind and dance the night away.

YMCA

Cupid Shuffle

Cha Cha Slide

Electric Slide

Shout

Wobble

 

And if these videos haven’t taught you enough, take a cue from Owen and Vince:

Wedding Crashers rules on dancing:

Rule #39: The way to a woman’s bed is through the dance floor.

Rule #40: Dance with old folks and the kids. The girls will think you’re “sweet.”

Rule #68: Dance with the Bride’s grandmother.

Rule #91: Never dance to “What I Like About You.” It’s long past time to let that song go. Someone will request it at every wedding. Don’t dance to it. No matter how hot the girl.

Rule #95: Try not to show off on the dance floor. This means you Jeremy.

 

Now loosen up that tie, lace up those shiny shoes, and get to groovin’ with the happy couple!