Wedding Favor Trend - Flip Flop Baskets
I recently attended a fabulous wedding, and yes we did the flowers too so I knew exactly how long the Bride intended for the wedding to last. She wanted guests partying until the wee hours and having a blast and that is exactly what we all did. And I was amazed and thankful that about half way through the wedding, after the cake, toasts and when the good dance music started, servers came around with trays full of flip flops for the guests.
In my opinion, that was a very thoughtful idea for the guests and I noticed that everyone on the dance floor had a pair on. Each pair was monnogrammed with couple's name and wedding date, in cute bags with the sizes on them, and in the wedding colors.
So I started to scour the internet and saw that this trend is picking up some popularity. Of course I came across some brides who thought this idea was just ridiculous and thought it tacky to see guests in flip flops. Well to them I say women will take off their shoes reguardless, so why not provide a cute, safe way for them to enjoy your wedding. So many times at weddings when dancing is getting good, glass is broken and drinks are spilled. Safety first people! And well they're cute too!
At the wedding I attended, her flip flops were custom so I found a place online that would do just that. They have some cute ones to choose from, so go check our Party Flops if you want to go that route.
|Custom Wedding Flip Flops|
|Don't for get to label the sizes|
|Flip Flop basket by Laurie|
A Cute DIY
Flip Flop Wedding Favor Tips / Hints
I learned a lot from brides posting how their flip flops baskets went over at their own weddings. I love how brides are so quick to share and help each other.
First, don't forget about them and make sure they get used. Don't put them in the bathroom or out as they are leaving so nobody knows about them. My suggestion would be right on the dance floor, or a table near the dance floor just for the baskets.
Second, label the sizes. Don't make your guests dig through baskets and baskets just to find a pair that fit. I read where one bride even color coated the sizes, smalls were one colors, mediums the next color and so on. If you're having a couple of baskets, label the baskets too.
And lastly, the sizes. Most brides commented that if they had any left, it was the smal sizes only. As far as how many of each size, this is what was about average and how they figured how many to buy. Generally, your guest will be 50/50 men a women. So take your number of guests and divide it by two, then multiply by 2/3. So about 2/3 of you female guest will change shoes.