There is a growing trend away from the lavish, over the top wedding spending of years gone by in favor of simple heartfelt affairs that let the couple outshine the venue. In the south, rustic themes and country settings are popular and guests are encouraged to dress down so they can take in a little horseback riding, or corn-hole tossing during the lull between the ceremony and the time taken up by staged photos and cocktail hour. Many non-drinkers love having the option to take off on horseback, go pet the animals or pick fruit, rather than excuse themselves when the beer is passed around. Some couples skip the alcohol altogether.
Retailers have taken note, and even makers and manufacturers like TOMS, whose passion for philanthropy and the environment is legendary, designs soft, lacy flats in their signature slip-on style that many brides turn to for the ceremony, or to give their feet a break during the reception. You can find these and more on their website, but if you’re interested in buying a pair for yourself or a bride to be, look for deals on Groupon because you could save yourself some serious cash. There’s a sale on women’s shoes and with a Groupon you can save 25% off sale items and even more on new sale styles. If the flat lacy classic slip on shoe style is not for you, there are other styles that would look great on a bride who wants to be stylish yet comfortable. Toms makes a dressier wedge that would look great in any setting on the big day.
They say June and October are the most popular months to get married in during spring and summer, but July is quickly gaining favor. If you have upcoming nuptial to attend, you’d be wise to grab a pair of TOMS for yourself, especially when you can get them for the low prices offered for such high-quality merchandise. And don’t forget to get a pair for your mini-me. When it’s time to go twinning with mom, TOMS have the most adorable shoes for kids and crib shoes for infants that will melt your heart. Where ever the social scene takes you this year, TOMS will fit right in.