We recently sent out a submission request to past clients for our blog and Kelsey & Jeffrey sent us some images from their wedding day with a little message:
It was a 95 degree day in Chicago and everyone was SO thankful to be able to switch into some rescue flats at the reception. It enabled all of the guests to dance the night away despite the footwear that they originally wore to the ceremony!
Kelsey and Jeffrey were married in the Chicago area on a hot September day. Here, Kelsey shares how meaningful the first moments as a couple are, their Rescue Flats display details, and how Rescue Flats helped their guests dance all night long.
Kelsey & Jeffrey
Ceremony: River Forest, IL & Reception: Medinah, IL (Medinah Country Club)
Tell us about the theme of you wedding, or the general wedding vibe!
The theme of our wedding was timeless and classic!
What was your favourite thing about the wedding?
My favorite thing about our wedding was the special moments that my husband and I shared together. Especially, I will never forget the moments after we were pronounced husband and wife, we walked down the aisle, and then we were escorted into the bridal suite until everyone was ushered out of the church. At that time, my husband handed me his hand written and personal vows that he promised to me. It was such an emotional and special time just between the two of us!
What is your number one best piece of advice for planning a wedding?
My best piece of advice is to enjoy every moment of wedding planning. It is going to be stressful and chaotic at times, but if you keep a positive attitude you will get through it. I highly recommend getting a wedding planner, too!
Why did you choose Rescue Flats for your wedding?
I chose Rescue Flats for our wedding because I wanted all of our guests to let loose and enjoy dancing along with the orchestra. In order to make sure every lady could stay on their feet the whole night, I thought that the Rescue Flats were the perfect solution for everyone's high heel pains. The Rescue Flats are super comfortable and fashionable too!
Did you have other wedding favours?
Yes, we had truffle boxes for each guest.
Tell us about how you displayed the flats. If you use the box sets for display, did you include any of our printable downloads, or did you have custom-made signs?
We had the Rescue Flats displayed in one of the Rescue Flats display boxes along with baskets on the foot of the stage where the orchestra was playing. We had a custom sign made that said "Shall we dance? Slip off your high heels and grab some flats."
Did you have any reservations about buying Rescue Flats? How did those feelings change after receiving the flats? What did you like most about the Rescue Flats?
My only reservation about purchasing Rescue Flats was whether the quality was worth the price. However, as soon as I received the box of Rescue Flats, I knew that I had made the right decision. The color and quality exceeded all of my expectations! My favorite part of the Rescue Flats was the adorable heel bags that came with the display box!
What was the best thing about having Rescue Flats at your wedding?
The best thing about having Rescue Flats at our wedding was that every single pair of shoes (we ordered 75 flats) was picked out and used within the first hour of dancing. They were an absolute hit. Our wedding planner, went around and spread the word about them to all of our guests and then people were flocking to grab themselves a pair!
How did your wedding guests respond to the Rescue Flats?
All of our guests loved them. I cannot tell you how many people came up to me on the dance floor thanking me for getting them for you!
If you were to recommend us to your best friend, what would you say?
These are a necessity for your wedding - your guests heel throbbing feet will be eternally grateful!
What other wedding vendors did you love working with? List as many as you like!
Wedding Planner: YouNameIt Events
Wedding Band: David Rothstein Band
Wedding Photographer: Julia Franzosa Photography
Wedding Videographer: Poetic Productions
Wedding Flowers: Town & Country Florist
Bridal Salon: Bella Bianca Bridal Couture
Wedding Dress Designer: Anne Barge
Hair: Zazu Salon
Makeup: Makeup by Jaycie
Groom's Attire: head to toe Burberry
Is there anything you'd like to add?
Thank you so much for contributing to our wedding dreams!
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