Flip Flops for a Dollar

Providing flip flops for female guests at the wedding allows them to kick off their killer heels and get their butts out on the dance floor while keeping their feet nice and clean.

There will be no achy feet or bare-nekkid feet at our wedding! Our ladies will be greeted with a basket of dancing shoes like these:





A few months ago, Target was running an awesome promotion called The Great Save Event.


I found colored flip flops at my local Target for only $1! They are made of soft and cushy foam rubber and will be perfect for our stiletto-wearing guests.

So I bought a bunch in green and pink. I got four pairs in L (9/10), four in M (7/8), and four in S (5/6)… for a total of 12 pairs.
I got home and placed them in this basket I had to see how they would look like, and they fit perfectly. I think that I will tie each pair in a ribbon of the opposite color with a small tag indicating the size. I will also make a sign and attach it to the front of the basket with a wider ribbon.

But I knew that 12 pairs wouldn’t be enough, so I ended up going to Michaels with a 40% off coupon and got a much bigger basket. Then I quickly dashed off to Target again and loaded up my shopping cart with about 40 more pairs of flip flops. I think the sales associate that checked me out probably thought I was nuts! But that’s okay because my dancing ladies will thank me. :)

Are you planning to provide dancing shoes at your wedding? Would you kick off your heels and throw on a pair of flops?


Mrs. Sunrise

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  1. elephant Member
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:28 am

    Cute!! We just hit the $1 sale at Old Navy this past weekend to stock up on flip flops.

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    Champagne Wishes 1187 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:31 am

    I bought flips last year for my wedding last week. THEY WERE A HIT! Everyone loved it and so many people said they have never seen this done before. Can’t wait to see how yours turns out!

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    LurkMcGurk, Guest @ 9:33 am

    its a really cute idea but in my experience (personally) i have been to 3 weddings where the bride did this and she was left with 60 pairs of flip flops at the end of the night :( its unfortunate because its such a nice thought

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    hotchildinthecity 4626 posts, Honey bee @ 9:38 am

    My mom got a ton of flips last summer at the Claires outlet. They were having one of those 20 items for $5 sale and the flips were included. They are hot pink with rhinestones, which matches my color perfectly!

    I’m also getting separate flips for my bridesmaids in their actual sizes. And I’m getting the Nina bridal flip flops.

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    hotdog 317 posts, Helper bee @ 9:39 am

    I did the same thing! I found mine at Michaels for $0.29 a piece!

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    farmersdaughter 1675 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:43 am

    This is one of those things I totally intended to do, but with a month left (and no $1 sales in sight) I decided its outside the budget. Our guests won’t know its missing, but I sure wish I was able to pull it off!

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    Lo 538 posts, Busy bee @ 9:50 am

    I was the 2nd person in line at my Old Navy this past Saturday to score $1 flip flops. I was able to get 20 in pink and green and my family was able to get an additional 15. Plus I was able to get an extra discount and had a coupon :)

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    seashell 1689 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:07 am

    I love flip flips at weddings! Nice work on the $1 find!

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    sunnydebs 785 posts, Busy bee @ 10:12 am

    I like this idea if you’re having an outdoor or beach wedding. :-)

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    Mrs.Krings 43 posts, Newbee @ 10:16 am

    i like this idea.. as most people just kick of their shoes and go barefoot. this is nice.

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    Jessica, Guest @ 10:17 am

    I love this idea! I told my FMIL that I wanted to do this and she immediately told me flip-flops at a wedding are “trashy”. I, personally, do not plan on keeping my heels on all night! I live in flip-flops during the summer! I think this is a very thoughful and adorabel idea. She thinks it’s a waste of money.

    I will show her this post tonight 😉

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:25 am

    Good price on those, I got mine from Old Navy but they were still like, $2.50/pair…and I got about 40 pairs or so, total…

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    LGenz 5409 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:49 am

    I went to Old Navy last weekend and bought 82 pairs of flip flops. They thought I was crazy. We’re having a beach wedding and giving them out before our ceremony.

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    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 10:59 am

    Love this idea! What a great price!

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    lululemonade 107 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:04 am

    This is one of my favourite wedding ideas ( : we had a flipflop basket at prom and EVERYONE appreciated them. The guys didn’t have to hear the girls complain about sore feet and the girls could dance all they wanted ; ) win-win haha

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    that girl 71 posts, Worker bee @ 11:17 am

    I’m considering doing this as well but how do you know how when to buy and what sizes?

    I could have as many as 100 women attending the reception and I don’t want to buy that many sandals and be left with 80, nor do I want to pick up 20 and run out. How’d you decide on your number?

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    LovestheBear 1250 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:39 am

    I went to Old Navy last weekend and they were totally CLEANED OUT. Nice to know there are other options out there. :)

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    alivoo01 2625 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:33 pm

    I would totally sport one of your flip flops! You find such amazing deals at Target! I’m going to have to start camping out at my local Target too!

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    sasapok 77 posts, Worker bee @ 12:35 pm

    I’m doing this too – and it’s just such a nice thoughtful touch, for very little money. Old Navy just had the one-day-saturday, $1.00 flops sale, but the entire wall of flops were completely wiped clean by the time I got there. Haha. They’re not expensive to begin with, so still a GO on the idea! Love the green/pink! Totally reminds me of summer shorts from J.Crew! =]

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    rachelm1083 241 posts, Helper bee @ 6:00 pm

    Oddly enough, facebook just advertised this link to me: http://seagullintl.com/Cat-18-1-90/Flip-Flops-and-Sandals.htm?PageN=3

    I have no feedback on it, as I just found it by the ad, but hopefully anyone looking into this, can use this site!

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    skibobrown 1681 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:12 pm

    We went to the Old Navy $1 flip flop sale this weekend. I had heard that they tend to get sold out pretty early in the day. Our local Old Navy was opening at 7 AM for the event, and we managed to get to the store by 7:30 (on a Saturday!). They still had all of the colors and sizes in stock, and it was actually fun shopping at 7:30 AM. Unfortunately, they probably won’t repeat this promotion again until next year…

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    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:40 pm

    i haven’t been to a wedding where they offered flip flops but i would totally take advantage of them

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    winter 1333 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:42 pm

    that is a great idea! and your color scheme is working out well!

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    4man2bee 20 posts, Newbee @ 11:08 pm

    I will be doing this for my wedding as well and with the help of 3 friends , I was able to get 20 pairs of $1 dollar sandals from the Old Navy Sale on Saturday.
    Not sure if i should get more or not, but i have a good start for sure

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    Nikki, Guest @ 1:13 am

    Target’s “great save” event in my town did not include any flip flops. In fact, the whole sale seemed like a total flop! :(

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    MoH N, Guest @ 6:39 am

    I don’t think you’ll have any left overs. Trust me, the aunties will get to them

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    he179103 46 posts, Newbee @ 3:50 pm

    Yay for flips! I bought 30 pairs at Target for my upcoming wedding! I don’t think I will have any left over at least I hope not. My mom actually just made a really cute bin to put them in! I will have to post a pic. Can anyone tell what the saying is on the dark brown basket with the black flip flops and green ribbons? I am trying to come up with my saying.

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    Queen Bee 11 posts, Newbee @ 9:04 pm

    My daughter and I were at Michael’s today and saw some on sale. She casually mentioned that she would have liked to have had these for the lady guests (she knows that I always kick off my shoes and hit the dance floor). So we walked out with 26 pair of black & white flip flops. How do you know if you purchased enough or too many? Anyone have any suggestions?

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    argyle 2519 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:07 pm

    Love this idea!

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    sunrise 149 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:13 pm

    @that girl: I didn’t really have a system for this. I just randomly picked a number and stuck with it. But I’m pretty sure that I’ll have enough for the ladies that really need it. And I hope that the ladies that don’t really need to kick off their shoes would still like to take a pair home as a souvenir. Who doesn’t like free stuff? 😉

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    sunrise 149 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:16 pm

    @he179103: It says, “In case your feet get tired and sore
    …grab a pair and dance some more.”

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