Wondering where to buy cheap flip flops in bulk for your wedding guests? You’ll find them right here! First, what’s one of the biggest pet peeves many guests experience at a wedding reception? Foot pain caused from uncomfortable shoes! The truth is, unless guests accidentally make these wedding shoe mistakes, their feet are going to hurt pretty bad by the time dancing begins. Since guests probably don’t want to dance barefoot (and many venues prohibit it for safety anyway), what’s the perfect solution? Cheap flip flops! If you offer flip flops for guests to wear, they can easily ditch their wedding shoes (or dress shoes, men get foot pain, too!) and dance the night away in comfort. And if you know where to buy cheap flip flops in bulk, you’ll save some money.
When Michele wrote us about her fall wedding, she had the very same question, which inspired this post. In our Ask Emmaline inbox, she wrote the following email:
“Emmaline, I want to give flip flops (“dancing shoes”) to my guests at the reception but I can’t find them for cheap! I looked in-store and even online but most pairs are at least $10 a pair and that doesn’t fit in with my budget. Can you tell me where to buy cheap flip flops in bulk for weddings? Thanks for your help.”
Where to Buy Cheap Flip Flops in Bulk for Weddings
Great question, Michele! For my wedding, I didn’t know about these cheap flip flops, but if I did I would have definitely offered them to guests. Since tying the knot, I’ve attended many weddings where the couple offered these fun “dancing shoes” as a gesture to guests and it is one of my favorite details. Everyone loves them!
You have a good point: a price of $10 per pair of flip flops is really expensive. Since you’re probably also offering wedding favors, that really can impact your budget. Knowing where to buy cheap flip flops in bulk is a great way to save money and we’re here to help. We’ve found a handful of places to buy wholesale flip flops that are designed to be purchased in bulk and given to wedding guests.
And before we get to the list, real quick: one of the top questions about flip flops for weddings is how many flip flops you need to buy and what sizes you need. Here’s the answers.
How many flip flops should you buy?
First, decide if you’re going to give flip flops in women’s and mens sizes. If so, order enough for 50-75% of guests. If you’re planning to give flip flops just to the ladies (which is most common), offer enough for 50-75% of the ladies. Not everyone will take a pair, some will be comfortable in their shoes, others will have brought flats or won’t dance. You would rather buy just enough than too many.
What size(s) of flip flops should you buy?
You’ll want to buy a variety of sizes, and most of these bulk flip flops come already in an assortment. Typically, in a pack of 72 flip flops, there will be 18 pairs of 5/6, 30 pairs of size 7/8, and 24 pairs of size 9/10. Since it’s easier to manage in a larger size of shoes than a smaller one, it’s best to buy more of a middle size (like 7/8), then large (9/10), and just a handful of small (5/6).
We’ll talk about how to display your flip flops at your wedding next, but first let’s talk about where to buy cheap flip flops in bulk for weddings. We found some as low as around $2 each. Here’s our list!
Cheap Flip Flops in Bulk: Where to Buy
1. Solid White or Solid Black Cheap Flip Flops in Bulk
Choose from all black flip flops or all white flip flops. You receive 72 pairs of each in a variety of sizes for $169.99 with FREE shipping. In each package of bulk flip fops, you get 18 pairs of size 5/6, 30 pairs of size 7/8, and 24 pairs of size 9/10.
2. Bamboo Flip Flops in Bulk
These bamboo flip flops from Shoe Box are amazing! You can choose a color or opt for a multi-color pack of these cheap flip flops for guests. Unlike the rubber style, these flips are bamboo. I love the way these look!
3. Giant Box of Cheap Flip Flops in Bulk
4. Pre-wrapped flip flops
5. Personalized Flip Flops in Bulk
These flip flops are personalized! Choose your color flip flop, paint, and bulk order size. By Lettermix Studio.
Once you buy your flip flops, you’re going to need to place them in a basket or box and display a sign. This will draw attention to the flip flops and encourage guests to take a pair. The flip flops can be tied together with a ribbon and you should add a size tag, like this (by Everlasting Moment). It makes it easier for guests to grab their size.
You can place your flip flops in a basket or box, like these:
o white fabric basket
This basket goes with everything + every decor! Buy here.
o large wicker basket with liner
I also like this large basket with handles and a liner. It would hold a lot of flip flops. Buy here.
You can reuse them at home after the big day! Everyone can use another basket at home, right?
And finally, you’ll want to place the basket of flip flops at your reception, ideally near the dance floor but against a wall (and out of the way). Add a sign like this so guests know they are welcome to help themselves. Sign by Foiled Again Prints.
And there you have it! Now you know where to buy cheap flip flops in bulk for weddings, how many flip flops to buy and in what sizes, what to put them in, where to place flip flops at your wedding, and what kind of sign to add. Done, done, and done. So, get to it! Buy your flip flops now! (Guests will love them.)
P.S. Thank you, Michele, for submitting your question to Ask Emmaline! If anyone else has a question for us, we’re here to help: submit your questions here. It’s free!
P.S.S. You’ve saved money on flip flops, now save money on your invites! See: 9 Best Places for Cheap Wedding Invitations.