How to go barefoot and still be wedding day appropriate.
- Make sure to get a special pedi for you and your husband to be….if one is forgoing shoes, you both should. Your honey’s toes should look wedding day ready as well.
- If your guests have the option to go barefoot as well you’ll want to provide a shoe valet station where they can sit and take off their shoes. Providing somewhere to store or keep their shoes is important as well.
- I love offering dry paint brushes in cute pails to your guests after the ceremony. They can dust off their toes and slip their shoes back on for the rest of the festivities.
- Make sure guests are aware they are attending a ceremony on the beach. You want to make sure they feel comfortable with their attire if they will be on sand part of the time.
- For brides, jewelry designers have come up with some beautiful designs to wear on your feet. Something pretty to dress up the barefoot look!
Why should you go barefoot at your wedding?
The science behind the health benefits:
Many people notice that they feel better when they walk barefoot on the Earth. Such contact is known as Earthing or grounding. Recent research has explained why this happens.
Our immune and circulatory systems function optimally when our bodies have an adequate supply of electrons, which are easily and naturally obtained by barefoot contact with the Earth. Research indicates that electrons from the Earth have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that may help prevent chronic disease, the diseases of aging, and the aging process itself.
A variety of measures of physiological stress have been used to show that the person who is grounded is less stressed and more relaxed. It has been suggested that the modern epidemic of chronic and stress-related diseases began when the leather that was used to make the soles of shoes was replaced with rubber and plastics. When leather becomes moist, as a result of perspiration from the feet, a channel of conductivity for electron flow is created between the Earth and the feet. Rubber and plastics are electrical insulators and therefore block the beneficial flow of electrons from the Earth to our bodies.
Finally, research in the field of biomechanics show that many foot and back problems are partly caused by stresses and strains created by wearing shoes, which force us to stand and move in ways the human body was not designed for.
To have a barefoot wedding, follow Nicole’s tips and then reap the extra good energy that will be flowing during the ceremony because you are grounded, especially if the people around you are too. Keep in mind that human touch is even more powerful when grounded so embrace this healthy wedding day option to start your marriage off on the right foot!
The information about being grounded courtesy of the Earthing Institute
Article and video by Dr. Mercola on this subject.
Barefoot wedding tips from wedding planner Nicole.