Following on from yesterday’s blog, where the bride and groom had thoughtfully provided blankets for guests watching a late-night firework display, we thought it would be a good idea to mention another similarly thoughtful idea sometimes seen at weddings, this time relating to sore feet.
Firstly, as we are male, we have never encountered the problems on dancefloors that wearing high-heels brings. At weddings, dancing is the last thing on our mind, as we are always busily making crepes from our mobile wedding creperie. But we are led to believe that the high-heel situation can be a major headache (or foot-ache). We know it can’t be easy tottering around on tip-toes for a few hours after a few glasses of wine and it certainly can’t be good for the feet, knees or back. So it is not surprising that one thing which makes an occasional appearance at weddings is the disposable flip-flop.
Usually left near the dancefloor for the ladies of the evening to use, it has to be said that they aren’t the most stylish type of footwear in existence. But what they lack in style, they make up for in terms of practicality and they surely must have contributed to keeping wedding-related accident statistics much lower than they otherwise would have been.
They also allow all the ladies to get up on the dancefloor without discomfort, so by our unscientific estimates, flip-flops have probably increased dancefloor activity by (approximately) 325%. When you factor in the (estimated) statistic that sugar and lemon crepes alone have been known to improve wedding dancefloor energy by over 500%, then the flip-flop/crêpes combo is a virtual necessity at any wedding where there is a heavy interest in promoting dancefloor activity.
No wedding is complete without the evening disco to round off the day and we applaud those couples who consider the needs of their guests in this way. Providing a safe and comfortable dancing environment is a responsibility to be taken seriously and all of the evening entertainments – from band or disco to and food and drink – help to define the occasion.
So flip flops together with a good DJ or band are definitely a sensible addition to the wedding plans and, we would suggest, a mobile crepe stand to provide evening snacks for replenishing energy lost on the dancefloor will not only add a memorable touch to your wedding, but give your guests a little extra fuel as they try to wear out those dancing shoes.