Provide Your Guests With Bridal Flip Flops

Parading around in high-heeled shoes is an excellent idea for the ceremony. When it comes to the party afterwards, it can make it difficult to have a good time. If there’s going to be dancing at your wedding, you need to have the ability to engage in it. You won’t be able to hold yourself up through every number if there’s a sharp pain going through your foot.

Going barefoot can make you look bad. This is supposed to be a formal event. Luckily there’s another solution.

Bridal Flip Flops: Casual Or Elegant

When we think of the phrase flip flops, we often think of sandy beaches, keg parties and long weekends. They are traditionally worn for casual events. Bridal flip flops are different though. There are dress flip flops that are made from stronger, higher-quality material. Most of them are white, so you can dye the pair to match your dress.

Offering Flip Flops To Your Guests
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A lot of guests fail to get engaged with the dancing at the reception. It isn’t that they just want to hang around the open bar. It has to do with their level of comfort in the outfit they’re wearing. Women dress up for weddings. Dressing up means bringing out the heels. These are difficult to walk in, let alone dance.

Provide them with bridal flip flops before they walk into the reception hall. They’ll be able to really engage in the party. Considering the cost of a wedding, it’s worth the small expense.


Bridal Flip Flops Make The Party Last Longer

No one’s going to stay at a wedding when their feet are killing them. Keep the party going all night by making sure each guest is comfortable. You can even have the bride and grooms name inscribed on the bottom.

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How Your Choice of Shoes can Make or Break Your Wedding Day

Out of all the bride’s accessories on her wedding day, nothing is more important than her shoes. People who
have experienced standing, walking around, or dancing on blistered feet know exactly what I’m talking about.
So how do avoid limping to your hotel room after your wedding?

Comfort first, everything else is secondary

Do not trade comfort for looks. No matter how much you fall in-love with a pair of shoes, remember that it is
not your heart, or eyes even, that will wear them but your feet. Wedding heels six inches tall might make you
feel really sexy, but what’s the use if it is killing your feet during the pictorials?

Remember that your wedding day is more than saying “I DO” – there’s the reception where you are required
to greet every guest and pose for pictures with them. And oh, there’s the dancing. Woe to the bride whose
shoes are too tight!

Reserve your sexiness on your honeymoon and get as comfortable as you can on your wedding day.
Break them in

As shocking as it may sound, especially when we often see movies where the bride is shown taking her
shoes out straight from the box, but it is important to break your shoes in. No, it does not mean that you have
to go shopping on it (Well, if you are crazy enough, why not? Just make sure not to scratch it though. ) Wear
it a few times, walk around on it, just enough to give your feet a chance to settle nicely.

Pick the right shoes from here and you’ll be walking around with smile on your face, pick wrong and you’ll still be
smiling (you’re a bride, you have no choice) but deep inside you are cursing the day high heels were invented.
So choose wisely.

After all, your wedding day is yours to enjoy, not suffer.

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Once a woman becomes engaged, among the most exciting moments when arranging for the wedding is selecting her dress. A bride tends to overlook the fact that bridal shoes are equally essential. You should not forget to select your shoes. It is advisable to wear the shoes during all the dressing fittings. This ensures the dress is ideal and reaches the appropriate length while wearing the shoes. Immediately you find the perfect dress, look for shoes that coordinate with the dress to ensure you have them during all your dress fittings. Below are reasons why brides choose to wear flip flops on their big day.
The type of wedding.
 250Crystalflipflops22 are an excellent choice for a romantic wedding at the beach. They make it easy for you to walk on sand during and after the wedding event. Flip flops are also ideal if you plan to hold an informal outdoor ceremony like a picnic wedding or garden wedding. This is because you will not be concerned about the heels sticking inside the grass.

If you intend to have a more conventional wedding ceremony, and you are sure your shoes will not be comfortable to wear through the evening and day, you can decide to wear your bridal flip flops during the wedding. A quick change to wedding flip flops during the reception will refresh your feet and enable you to feel comfortable and relaxed.
You can also choose to provide your bridesmaids with bridesmaid flip flops to change into during the reception. This will ensure you will not be wearing them alone and your bridesmaids will also feel comfortable too. In some instances, some brides provide all their female guests with flip flops for them to be comfortable during the reception.
How often do you wear flip flops?
If you wear flip flops almost every summer and feel comfortable in them, then wedding flip flops could be your ideal choice for your wedding ceremony. If these types of shoes are a part of your personal style, guests at the wedding will not be astonished to see you wearing them on your wedding day.
On the other hand, if you do not wear flip flops often, they might not be the ideal choice for your big day. If they may cause you to feel uncomfortable in any manner, it is advisable to select another kind of footwear. Concerns that you might appear taller compared to your partner.
If your partner is slightly taller compared to you, you may feel uneasy that you will appear taller than him when you decide to don heels during the wedding. Wearing flip flops which are flat can be a good solution to the problem, if only they blend properly with the theme of the wedding.
Your choice to wear the shoes again.
Majority of wedding shoes are worn once. However, if you select bridal flip flops, you will manage to wear them once more during your honeymoon, at home, on vacations and also as an invited guest at other similar funcfions.
Wedding flip flops are the best choice especially if you enjoy wearing crystal flip flops and your wedding is informal. Wearing a nice pair of these shoes will make you look confident and attractive during your wedding day.

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When to Make Your Own Crystal Flip Flops

Flip flops have now gotten a new level of swag thanks to crystals that make thorn look more fashionable. You can get flats and wedges that have a touch of bling to bring out your inner fashionista. There are those who love to shop for flip flops but there are those who do not find the perfect designs for them. It is for this reason that people are now fuming to making their own crystal flip flops. Having a bag of crystals and some glue is all you need to make your flip flops stand out from the crowd.

During a girls’ event


As parents, we are always looking for interesting things that kids can do when they come for playdates. I believe that this is the best time to have some fun by blinging up some flip flops. You can set up an arts and crafts table with some crystals and jewels and let the girls use their creativity to come up with their own signature crystal flip flops.

When thinking of a Gift

There are people in your life that you do not want to give generic gifts during their special days. You can therefore make some crystal flip flops with unique designs to give to your sister, mum or friend. We are pretty sure they will love your thoughtful gift.

For Business

If you have chosen making crystal flip flops as a business, you can advertise to create interesting designs for a number of situations:
• Clothing and shoe franchises
• Gifts • Online stores
• Weddings
• Bridal Showers
• Themed Parties

You can tap into your creativity and give your customers something unique. In this case, make sure that you do proper marketing for your brand in order to attract more customers. Making use of social media, word of mouth and a brand website can ensure people know about your crystal flip flop business.

When Upcycling

We do not always want to go shopping for new shoes or flip flops. You can then choose to upcycle which is the art of remodeling old clothes into new and different items). Take advantage of those favorite flip flops or wedges that you do not want to get rid of. Get your glue gun and bedazzler and tap into your creative mind for some interesting crystal designs.

If you do not know where to start in terms of making your own crystal flip flops, you can check out YouTube video tutorials for some inspiration. It is rarely necessary but there are some great DIY videos you can learn from.

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Morning Musume — “Morning Coffee” Natsume Abe

nacchi! she is so cute! and the short baby-faced looking one during Morning Coffee! i’m so glad i got to be part of this group! ^^; i say that every time i do a group project! but i’m so thankful everytime i’m asked! *happy* i’m also so happy i got to be nacchi also! since i’m the shortest member of USA Musume i wouldn’t usually be able to choose nacchi, since she’s a medium-height person in the newer songs… but in Morning Coffee, she’s the shorty! XD nacchi is so cute and has the eternal baby face! i thought it was funny when my wushu friends asked me how old the pictures were since they thought they were really old! not just two months!

construction time! there isn’t much construction actually to this costume. the shirts were bought since we were running out of time, and we found them for cheap online! my boots were found by annie! yay annie! we were searching forever for boots! @_@

the only thing for us that was actually made were the skirts. we took a simple pattern and altered it to be what we saw on the live performance video clip we all had. each of them are slightly difference, since we all were confused to what was going on. and ou! >_< that red plaid was a pain to work with! fraying everywhere! i think everyone’s mothers were complaining about what a mess it made! thank goodness for a serger! but, in the end, they all look really good!

the difference between my costume and the other girls from MC were that nacchi has short hair, (bought the wig… yep! it’s a wig!) and nacchi wears a ring and has _one_ earring! yup, just one. both the earring and ring were purchased at a Claire’s ! yay for cheapness *_*

that’s constuction! not much of it, right? hee hee, pictures were sometimes a pain, but they all came out wonderful! having RECCA-con at a college, and dressing up as schoolgirls worked out perfectly! *hugs the UM girls* O-HA! =D

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Sannin Matsuri — “Chu! Natsu Party” Ai Kago

Shoubu! Shoubu! Shoubu Shoubu Party Party! Yay!!!

i “L-O-V-E lovely Hi-to-mi” this costume!!! *hugs hugs* this is my favorite costume to date! this is my cutest costume ever! ever ever! *hugs hugs it* it is the bestest costume!!! even though i had flipping skirt-action, it is still the bestest, cutest, and most comfortable costume!!! i love the wig! i love the shirt! i love the skirt! i love the shoes! and the make up! and the jewelry! and all the cute pictures! *lub lub! lub lub!*

ok! enough ranting and raving about how much i adore this costume! i was asked long long time ago last year by Tiff and Claudia to do Kago-chan from Sannin Matsuri… (luckily is short) and i wanted to originally do Rika… since she is my fave Momosu girl, but i love love Kago too! so… happy! um… so that’s my story of how i got to be Kago-chan! *huggles Tiff and Kie* soooo happy to cosplay with them! they’re sooo cute as Aya and Rika! ^.^ and Wayne-sama is waaaaaaaaaay better than Tsunku! and waay way way way cuter too! =D *glompies*

ok… so i realized that wasn’t construction talk either! ok hmm… let’s start with the top!

the dark pink spandex was sooo perfect. and no. that wasn’t just fabric. we actually painted on the pattern using fabric paint and fine tip brushes. lots of work. took me 2 and half night to work on it! tiff made these super cool stencils *_* then i drew them on the fabric with a fabric marker, then painted… and painted… and with such tiny detail… the time really added up! you can ask bro… he was playing Shenmue whilst i was drawing! he said i was crazy, but that it looked really nice. the top actually also has a nice invisible zipper on the size with a sleeve! yep! i bet you didn’t know that! XD and all the lining was handsewn on *nods*

the skirt was… well needs to be touched up! after getting my computer fixed… and able to see pictures of her skirt… the two weeks before expo, my computer had a problem with is D drive and would not play my CDs… and i had lots of upper-body shots of Kago… so i sort of winged the skirt ^_^; it came out alright right? way too “flashy” but at least it was finished… (dies at the thought of it being finished at the con)

thank goodness to annie though! *hug hugs* she totally helped me sew on the gathered ruffles while i was doing make up, since it was almost show-time! plus! she showed me how to heat-n-bond the flowers on my skirt front… since i’ve never used heat-n-bond before!

ou and the shorts… ^_^; i made my own pattern for them, and machine sewed it… then i painted the “333 333” at the con since kie had the right paint ^^;

the wig and bubble flowers were styled and made by tiff! sooooo cute!!! and the shoes were painted by tiff and kie! they are the most perfect and comfy shoes in the world! tiff was right about wanting to run around in them!

the bracelets and necklaces were all handpainted by me or beaded together nods* =D yay for jumprope!

as i said… this is my favorite costume the i own! it’s so happy! the best part was when people would tell me “Just looking at you makes me happy!” ^__^ ureshii ne!

please visit peiji for group pics!!!

UPDATE!!! 07-10-03

so i totally revamped my skirt for AX 2003!!! and i love it! my ruffles on my skirt look totally professional!!! XD hehehehe yes… i did make all of them! and i shortened the skirt and top a bit. i also remade my belt to be a curved belt instead of it just being straight!

oh! and yay for re-hairspray my wig! the curls are soooo much better now that they’re not fallign out due to lack of hairspray! ^.^v yaaay! i love this costume!

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Max Callahan’s Judge’s Award for Presentation

FUN FUN costume! i loved Pai Mei so much in the movie! it honestly was my favorite part of Kill Bill: Vol. 2! everything about him! just so great. i decided afterward watching the movie that Gordan Liu was so bad ass as Pai Mei that i needed to make my own costume one day! i was thinking for PMX, but wasn’t too sure due to time constraints… (PMX being scheduled the weekend right after finals week for me). i got crazy enough to decide to make the costume and construction took me from Thursday-Saturday before i went to the con on Sunday morning!

here’s my schedule of how and when i made it.
wednesday: thought of costume. looked for pics online, made fab estimates and pattern search through my collection.
thursday: had a final. drove to L.A. fabric district, bought my black and my creme fabric for $1 per yard for everything! yay woo! $15 total for all my fabric! i had leftover gold fabric from my Sora costume which i planned to use for the collar. arrived home. drew pattern for pants. made creme pants. drew out pattern for creme chinese top/shirt. went to work. after work went to joann’s to buy white tassle material. then cut out fabric for the creme top/shirt.

friday: took my last final! woo! out of school! went to a local wig shop and got white wig. went home and finished the rest of the creme top/shirt. went to work. home and styled wig. prepared crepe hair for eyebrows and prepared hair from wig for beard. made eyebrows and beard. drew pattern for black robe/vest~thing. (if you can tell, i’m horrible with names of stuffs).

saturday: went to work. made vest and tassels. used wushu belt for the black belt. used old pre-maid white over-socks? for socks.

sunday: went to PMX and had a rockin’ time freaking out people i knew pretending to be an old man! haha! i thought that was the best part! especially friends who just know that Pai Mei rocks… but didn’t know it was a girl they knew who dressed up as an old man!

thanks so much to Jason… a.k.a. Udonboy for being in my skit last minute! i actually talked to him Saturday night on AIM and asked him if he was free Sunday to go to the con and be in my skit! he dressed up as an awesome Neo (from The Matrix)! below is a cool picture from of Pai Mei about to do the 5-point palm on Neo! i also pulled out his eyeball earlier too! but i don’t have a good pic of that! ^^

10-24-04 extra notes! if you are attempting to make this costume… you should have some experience with basic costume construction. 2nd… you should have some knowledge on basic theatre make-up. sticking cotton balls on your face is not going to make a convincable beard. i really suggest you study the entire costume and basic construction before purchasing anything.

as it says above… i made the entire costumes with patterns i either drafted myself or altered from previously purchased patterns. if you don’t know what a pattern is… o_o then i have no idea how you make costumes. the costume itself is basic sewing, which is why it was constructed in such a short time. i’ve had basic training in theatrical make-up and that’s how i was able to do my make-up, beard, and eyebrows. i made my beard and eyebrows on my own out of crepe hair. *as it says above*

i don’t really know what to say about the wig… except it was styled with lots of pins and tons of hairspray. if you’re having a really difficult time styling it, have a girl who you know is good with hair, or go to a wig stylist. p.s. — white wig caps will hide bald spots of the wig. (another basic costume tip.)

that’s all i’m ever going to say about this costume! please do not email me regarding questions about this costume. i’m surprised that this costume gets the most emails, because i consider it a very easy costume. if you need more help on construction, please visit or another forum where people give advice on costume construction, wig styling, and make-up. thanks!

EXTRA PICS taken at Anime Expo 2004 — all photos awesomely taken by Dean! *_*

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(Suikoden 2/Gensou Suikoden 2) -Tomo

Hee hee… not bad for a 2 day costume! ^_^ I made it specially for Con-densed Milk 2… ^^; and actually because I didn’t want to wear my Nanami costume ( my hair’s too long ) and the I-play girls… mainly Karrie told me they were going to wear Suikoden 2 costumes ^^;;; so I decided… might as well make a new costume! I was debating between Futch, Sierra, and Tomo… heh heh… it’s not good having multiple artbooks for Suikoden… then I have pictures of all the 108 stars… ^^; but it turned out ok!

ok! time for construction notes and for me to forget how to use the shift key for capital letters… heh heh =D ( well, except for faces o_o )

first i made the pants. i made my own pattern really fast by using my pajama pants… and sewed it… ^^; i don’t know, it was simple! i made it drawstring, so i wouldn’t have to deal with elastic or buttons… and these type of pants are supposed to be drawstring ^^; the bottoms of the pants… well they’re “high-waters” and have a black string around the bottom, and i um… made holes as though buttons were going to go through it… then just put a black ribbon through the holes to make the ties ^^? next piece of clothing!

tomo is actually wearing 2 shirts! i made the under-shirt first. it’s a long sleeved white shirt with ties on both sides ( just like a karate gi top ), then added white blanket… um lining? to the um… o_o middle opening part! heh heh… the blue top was made the same way except with short sleeves. ^^;

shoes… heh heh… i just used my fei yue’s =p ( the bestest brand of wushu shoes! ) ^^; heh heh

hair and accessories… well, my hair actually is a bit too long for tomo… so i just tied it up conveniently so i’d be a bit shorter ^^; the only accessory i had was my “spear” which actually is my staff from wushu… and i had ribbons and a fake pointy spear-part on the end, but that was undone with everyone playing with it ^_^;;;

tomo is cool! heh heh… i’m sure the pictures would have turned out beter if i had sleep ^^; suikoden rules!

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