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What Size & how many Flip Flops for Wedding Guests?

Hi Everyone!

Seems I've gone into planning overload this week lol.. this is my 3rd post in 2 or 3 days :)

Has anyone ordered flip flops for their wedding guests? I'd like to do so but not sure how many to order or what sizes? We have approximately 160 guests 50/50 men and women and I was thinking maybe 50 pairs:
20 - Size 7
20 - Size 8
5 - Size 6
5 - Size 9

Do you think that would work? Or should I increase the size 8s to 25 and leave the size 7 at 15?
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Re: What Size & how many Flip Flops for Wedding Guests?

  • edited December 2011
    dont forget people with 10 and 11. i work with shoes and most popular sizes range from 7.5 to 9.5, but we have tons that are 6s and 11s
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  • pruemunropruemunro member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks Karmellah, this is very helpful!
    Perhaps I'll increase the size 9s and add a few 11's as well. Thank you! :)
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    edited December 2011
    If they're too big, people with small feet can still wear them.  If they're too small, they're just too small. 
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  • edited December 2011
    we had 180 guests (almost half were women - various ages), we purchased 60 pairs of flip flops in sizes 5 -10 and had about 12 left over at the end of the night - obviously the older women didn't take them :)
  • pruemunropruemunro member
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    edited December 2011
    Hi Boston Bride, thanks so much! Do you remember how many of each size you bought?
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  • jkeprosjkepros member
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    edited December 2011
    We had about 85 guests, half female.  We got 35 pairs of flip-flops.  I got them at Michaels & they came in XS/S/M/L/XL.  We have 5 XS left over. 

    I can't remember what I got size-wise, but it was mostly the middle sizes or larger.  I got some of the XS bc we had some kids, but I ended up with more of those left over (so if anyone is interested in some inexpensive XS flip flops let me know!).
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  • edited December 2011

    we ended up doing 9 pairs each of size: 10, 9, 8, 7 & 6 and then 5 pairs of size 5 --- we didn't do size 11

    We got them at Old Navy during the summer flip flop sale and ended up buying them in our 3 wedding colors -- you can find a pic of what our FF basket looked like in my siggy for sale link...hope this helps you out in your planning :)

    monicaev
  • pruemunropruemunro member
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    edited December 2011

    Thanks so much BostonBride, this is SO helpful, I looked at Old Navy and hope to grab some on sale, I'm hoping they may have a sale soon as we get closer to winter.  I saw on your Sale link that you had 'Share your Photos with us', did you setup a website for people to upload onto? Such a cute idea! What sign did you put on your flip flop basket? It looks so sweet but I couldnt read what you had put on it :)

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  • jay10jay10 member
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    edited December 2011
    i posted a 25% coupon for old navy yesterday!! i bought 40 pairs, 120 guests
    i did half 8, half 7 - sorry anyone else but I think most ppl fit into this size category! I did the size by color too so ppl wont take forever to find their size :)
    monicaev
  • edited December 2011
    Just out of curiosity, why do people do this?  

    Why would you want to put on a pair of cheap flip flops?  I find that these are more likely to hurt my feet than any pair of nice heels could ever hurt them... 

    I'm shocked that so many people seem to provide them, and that so many guest take them...  
  • pruemunropruemunro member
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    edited December 2011
    Hi Seprincipe, I felt the same as you a little while ago and then I recently attended a destination wedding that required us to walk soo far to the after party that I would have paid someone $100 for a pair of flip flops, my feet were killing me lol.  Normally I have a car when it's a local wedding and would put a pair of flats in there but as we were away I didnt have the luxury and that was the selling point for me, if people dont use them I'll send them back for a refund :)
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  • 2dBride2dBride member
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    edited December 2011
    We got the following in Chinese cotton Mary Janes (which worked better than flip flops, particularly for older guests, as they can be worn with hose and don't come off as easily during dancing):
    • * One size 5
    • * Four size 6 
    • * Five size 7
    • * Two size 8
    • * Five size 8½
    • * Four size 9
    • * Two size 10

    In the flip flops, we got the following:

    • * One size XS
    • * Four size S
    • * Ten size M
    • * Five size L
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