I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this, if not I'm sorry.
FI and I very recently got engaged and our wedding is a year away. We have talked and bounced some ideas around about what we want but the only things set for the wedding are, the location we want to get married at, my MOH, my 2 daughters will be in the wedding party (they asked and we told them they can pick their roles they imidaitley picked BM and FG), that my mom will make my dress and my daughters dresses (she offered when we told her the news) and that we want it to be casual (FI wants to wear jeans and boots and have the groomsmen in jeans and boots which the names he are thinking about they all have boots.)
I am going to wear boots with my dress and my daughters want to wear boots as well. I have started looking at ideas for my bridesmaids and I like the idea of telling them to pick out a knee length cotton (or similar material) sundress in any color/designer/thrift store if they decide to cause that's their budget, and do the mismatched look. I also like the look with boots for them as well.
I would never ask them to buy boots(expensive for 1 time wear!), but I do know some of the people I am considering (my MOH is my best friend and I'm considering my 2 sisters to be the other BM's) do not have boots. Before I settle on this idea and ask people to be a BM and tell them the dress requirements I am wondering if I can ask them for their shoe size and find boots for them to borrow for the day? Is this a good option? From what I have seen on the boards its not ok to require them to buy shoes and if I want a specific shoe I need to purchase them but I hate the idea of perfectly good boots just collecting dust in their closet until they get donated to goodwill, plus the expense for me to purchase those boots.... So I thought of this idea of borrowing them from my family for the day. I'm just wondering if this is crazy or a good solution.