(Closed) Whole bunch of cowboy boots?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Honestly, I don’t think you’ll be able to buy cowboy boots at a good price in bulk. My boots were about $200 new, and I can’t think of a place where you could buy a heap of second hand boots. Maybe look at walmart for fake ones? That’s about the only place I have seen ‘cowboy boots’ that were less than $200 each. Also though, what about the logistics of this? How will you know what size boot each guest is? With thongs you can wear a couple of sizes off, but boots need to be pretty much perfect.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I second that @lovemelovemyhorses !  This seems like *quite* an ambitious idea!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Maybe estate sales at farms…or one big estate sale at a farm where lots of people with different sized feet used to live?

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Goodwill? Cowboy boots are expensive…

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am with PP… I think this may be a little too ambitious. All my boots were $200+… Also, I am not sure I would want to wear someone’s used boot… 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Maybe your feet are less sensiitive than mine, but i find cowboy boots sooo hard. i can wear anything out for hours when i buy them, but with cowboy boots, i just bought a new pair, and i’m on the fourth day of trying to break them in. i’ve actually devolved to soaking (i know – bad!) and mink oiling them, and then likely restaining them. and by soaking, i mean i’ve wet the leather, worked the leather, and plan to sleep in the damn things tonight because i’m so. over. them rubbing my ankles. my last pair of cowboy boots i spent a solid 2 months breaking in properly. as for used boots, i find they conform to their owners’ feet as much, if not more, than sneakers, so when different imprints/arches are in the sole, it just doesn’t work at all. point being: you might want to rethink the whole mass cowboy boot idea. unless you’re looking for faux cowboy boots, in which case i still unfortunately have no suggestions for you.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I know in my area, there are tons of ‘yard sale’ sites on Facebook. You could join those and ask if anyone has any…also maybe just scour the yard sale ads in the newspaper/Craigslist? Is there a flea market anywhere around you?

You could also just let your guests know that they are welcome to bring their own…so they can bring ones they already own or borrow/buy cheap ones themselves.

I have my own, so I could bring them…but if I didn’t know, I wouldn’t be opposed to picking out a pair to wear for a couple of dances! This is a super cute idea!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We had an outside wedding, and had a little “info” sheet in our invite and since I am a high heel addict, wrote “even if the bride were a  guest at this wedding she would not wear heels! It is outside blah blah” witha little picture of cowboy boots and between that and verbally telling people it was ok we had a whole mess of our guests wore their boots! They are usually so expensive it’s nice to have a reason to wear them! I see them at good will and consignment shops alot, but they are still a little pricey. If you do have some good luck, just remember socks since most people will have heels on!!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

here is ours for an example- we had tri-fold invites so it was nice to have a little info area… probably not following ettiquette but everyone said they appreciated it lol

 

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