It doesn’t get much crazier than this

As the Manolo would say, “Ayyyyy!” The ever lovely Style Graduate send me a link to the Crocs (::shudder::) wedding testimonial page where a number of obviously insane couples have gushed about how they forced their entire wedding parties to wear this aforementioned rubber nightmare of a shoe.

What were they thinking?

Eberle & Neal Funches did the unthinkable:

We outfitted our entire wedding party in Crocs. We had such a great time and everyone was so comfortable. Guys in black Metro, girls in red beach’s, flower girls and bride in white beachs.

Could it be wedding induced insanity?

April Masiero made her own Crocs:

I have about ten different colors and my family wears them as well. For my wedding, I wanted to wear white Crocs but everyone thought I was silly. So, I decided to surprise everyone and make my own Crocs, decorate them so they looked beautiful, I also had to make them taller because I am 4′ 11″ and my husband is 5’2″. So, I created a two inch height to my crocs using styrofoam and cork from the craft store, I painted them and then glued lace and flowers onto them. Everyone was amazed.

Look at these poor groomsmen...

Katy Heidt and her husband forced Crocs on her unsuspecting wedding party:

This summer my fiance and I were married in South Lake Tahoe, CA and our groomsmen and flower girls all wore Crocs in the ceremony. It was a great mix of classic wedding attire with a casual outdoor atmosphere and most importantly, comfortable Crocs that looked absolutely fabulous (and no one complained of sore feet!).

PLEASE, PEOPLE, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY AND GOOD, STEER CLEAR OF THE CROCS! ESPECIALLY CROCS WITH SOCKS!

32 Responses to “It doesn’t get much crazier than this”

  1. Twistie says:

    //So, I decided to surprise everyone and make my own Crocs, decorate them so they looked beautiful, I also had to make them taller because I am 4? 11? and my husband is 5?2?. So, I created a two inch height to my crocs using styrofoam and cork from the craft store, I painted them and then glued lace and flowers onto them. Everyone was amazed.//

    I bet they were.

    Nothing, however, beats the horror of the couple who wore Crocs on their feet and Mickey Mouse ears on their heads simultaneously.

    Excuse me. I need to lie down and have a looooong attack of the vapours.

  2. Jezebella says:

    Oooh, my head. my stomach. For the love of all things holy, what the hell could anyone possibly be thinking to glue lace and flowers to white crocs – WHITE CROCS! With LACE and FLOWERS? with “styrofoam and cork” heels? Oooh. It hurts. Make it stop.

    I would leave the wedding party before I’d wear those godawful things… I was going to say “with a formal dress,” but actually I won’t wear them with anything ever. I will say they are suitable footwear for the invalid with the broken hand of my acquaintance who doesn’t want to wear flipflops to his many doctor’s visits but cannot pull on or lace up shoes. I also hear the Navy has taken to issuing them as shower shoes, since they are antimicrobial.

    They’re still ugly.

  3. fannypie says:

    I just…I mean…who would…why…ouch. I’d love to see the look on the faces of the bridal shop/tux shop employees when they say to members of the wedding party ‘and now why don’t we look at shoes?’ only to hear ‘no, we’re all wearing Crocs.’

    Also, Funches family? You make a noun plural by adding an s – no apostrophe needed.

    But seriously, what hideous trend will hit weddings next? Entire wedding parties forced to wear matching twee rubber bracelets? Uggs? Bridesmaids in formal shorts?

  4. //I also had to make them taller because I am 4? 11? and my husband is 5?2?.//

    And everyone knows that if the people getting married are not the exact same height it is bad luck!! Oh noes!! I’m 5’2″, and my boyfriend is 6’0″, so I will have to use lots of styrofoam to even out our heights!

  5. Never teh Bride says:

    Yep, fannypie, it appears the Funches need lessons not only in fashion, but also in basic grammar.

  6. MNT says:

    I do like the groomsmen’s tuxes, though.

  7. Gigolokittt says:

    Yikes! I’ll bet the bride’s shoes were the talked about…..for a very very long time:)

  8. Twistie says:

    Hee! Style Graduate, I’m about 5’2″ and my beloved is 6’2″. Just imagine if I’d tried to make us the same height through heel construction on previously flat shoes! It would have looked like the chopines Venetian prostitutes wore in the 16th century and I would have needed a crane to get me to the altar! ROTFLMAO!

    I speak here as the Queen of Birkenstocks: Crocs for wedding parties are Just Plain Wrong.

  9. Terry says:

    Croc-a-doodle-doo!!!!

  10. Raven says:

    Wow. There are no words.

    The only time I’ve ever thought Crocs were acceptable footwear was for gardening. Then I realized my gardening shoes were way cuter than Crocs, so it rendered that thought invalid. When will people see that there are comfortable shoes out there that are attractive?

  11. asra says:

    wow…that’s just hideous and horrible. ew.

  12. dear god save me from the fug now

  13. Ducky Duck says:

    Wow….. Mr. Ducks (who while lovable is not the most fashionable of guys) even knows that Crocs are a big NO.

    When we were shopping the other weekend we saw an entire family (Mom, Dad and about half a dozen kids) all wearing them. We were barely out of earshot when he turn to me and said “See Ducky! I don’t have the worst fashion sense in this mall let alone the world!”

  14. gemdiva says:

    Note to April Masiero……..You can glue lace and flowers on a turd too, but in the end it’s still a turd.

  15. Mcmiller says:

    My husband is 2 inches shorter than me, should I be gluing cork to his shoes? Or perhaps there’s a special order shoe that will make me look shorter than him? If I wear Crocs, chances are everyone will be too busy looking at my feet to notice the height difference.

  16. Laura says:

    To be fair, I’ve seen people forced to wear things much more hideous than Crocs to be in a wedding party. And certainly, I have personally been forced to wear terribly uncomfortable shoes to be in a wedding party.

    Even so…do you really want to be wearing a shoe that makes the Wedding Keds sneaker look formal by comparison?

  17. Anonymous says:

    The first picture is so confusing to me. At first glance, it appears to be a fairly traditional wedding party. Matching gowns, flower girls, etc. But if you look closely, not only is everyone wearing Crocs (and seemingly PROUD of it) but the bride has full tatoo sleeves!

    I have nothing against tatoos, mind you. It just seems…incongruous.

    BTW, did anyone else notice that the flowergirl in the front (white) has shoes three sizes to big for her?

    What is wrong with people?

  18. Never teh Bride says:

    IMO, Crocs almost always look too big for the feet they are on. I don’t know if they are meant to fit that way, but jeez…

  19. chachaheels says:

    Horses’ asses, every last Croc-wearing one of them.

  20. horrified says:

    I have tried on these shoes, and found not only are they ugly, but for me very far from comfortable. They were so wide on my petite little feet I could not actually walk, but had to waddle very slowly. Oh, that would be very nice at a wedding.

  21. Gina says:

    Well if they REALLY want to wear Crocs, they can do that. I personally don’t like them, and when I saw a girl in high school wear them I thought they were gardening shoes. It is my opinion though that a person should have freedom of fashion sense as long as they do not force it upon somebody else. There is enough bullying in this world, and you should not say such unfriendly things about a bride. She does look very happy on the picture.

  22. Bdurk says:

    finally found something worse than dye-able shoes…

  23. Melanie says:

    I can’t wait to wear crocs at my wedding!! I am getting married on the beach so it makes sense, besides I am NOT traditional and I somewhat mock the whole wedding thing, so what better way 🙂

    chill out people, some of us don’t need heels to know we are pretty.

  24. Twistie says:

    Actually, Melanie, if I were getting married on a beach I’d forgo shoes altogether. It’s no more fun sloshing around in sandy Crocs than any other sort of shoe.

    And I looked hot at my wedding in my bright red Scottish dancing ghillies. There wasn’t a heel in sight. My five bridesmaids also wore various flat shoes. They looked freaking gorgeous. And none of us looked as though we’d borrowed our shoes from Minnie Mouse.

  25. Melissa B. says:

    If I were a bridesmaid and the bride asked me to wear Crocs in her wedding … well, I wouldn’t drop out of the wedding party, but I would *beg* her to let me pick something else. I tried on Crocs once to see what the fuss was about and was disappointed to find that they were not really that comfortable — there’s way too much room around the toe, my feet kept sliding back and forth (and yes, I was wearing socks, and no, I don’t have unusually narrow feet). Plus, NtB is right, they looked absolutely gigantic. I have big feet to begin with, the last thing I want is for them to look even bigger! I avoid pointy-toed shoes for the same reason.

  26. Sirina H. says:

    Get over yourself people. They are just shoes. If you are all so shallow and self absorbed that you think people will be looking at your feet instead of your beautiful faces… well then I pity you. Especially brides. Who on earth is going to see your feet under the dress anyways?!

    I will be wearing crocs at my wedding in less than 3 months. I will have fantastic memories that don’t include how much my wedding shoes pinched my toes or how big of a blister I got.

  27. Karen says:

    Ill be wearing crocs at my Wedding on July 4th 2008 and i know my feet wort hurt me,.. They are the most comfortable shoe i would want to wear… Plus im gettign married on the beach .. I dont like flip flops they hurt my feet..

    Good luck to all the brides wearing crocs im sure you will stunting ..

  28. Twistie says:

    Are you sure you meant ‘stunting’, Karen? I’m guessing the word was meant to be ‘stunning’, and yes, some of us will indeed be stunned…though not necessarily the way you’d like us to be.

    If I were getting married on the beach, I’d probably just go barefoot. There are few things I find more uncomfortable than sand in my comfortable shoes.

  29. crochater says:

    Crocs suck and so does anyone who would have their whole wedding party wear them. Weddings are supposed to be more traditional, classy. You bums are stupid.

  30. Twistie says:

    You know, crochater, there’s one thing I hate with far more venom than crocs as wedding shoes, and that’s people who come on this blog to hate on others for their personal choices.

    Calling anyone stupid or bums shows a hell of a lot less class than an unfortunate choice of footwear.

    Who sucks here? I know my answer on the subject.

    Oh, and I’ve been to several non-traditional weddings that were not only beautiful and meaningful, but classy as well.

  31. I have to second Twistie here, crochater. Hating on Crocs is one thing…hating on people is another thing entirely. Uncool.