Can you believe that you finally did it; you tied the knot? All that planning, and the long nights staying up working on all those DIY projects. If you’re like most couples after a wedding, you have stuff leftover that you just want to get rid of. Some brides choose to keep their dress, while others feel that someone else should be able to enjoy it just as much as they did.
Do you have spools of burlap leftover from your wedding? Does it make you sad that your wedding dress just sits in a box, never to see the light of day again? Seriously, the chances of your daughter wearing your dress are slim to none. Do you have bridesmaids that want to sell their dresses from your wedding? Another item that is used at almost every wedding are candles. Do you have candles leftover?
There are couples out there that are planning their wedding, especially for next summer. Many brides and grooms are eco-friendly and very conscious about waste and want to make their wedding “green”. One way of being green at your wedding is to re-use, up-cycle, or purchase someone else’s unused dress and/or décor.
Where should you go to find all this wedding stuff? You have many options, but be careful when purchasing products that are not local. Ebay is full of wedding stuff, especially dresses. Craigslist is another option. But, if you really want to stay local, join the Sell My Wedding Experience Facebook group. It’s a place where newly married (past three years) are selling or giving away their leftover wedding stuff.
The Sell My Wedding Experience group is a great outlet where newly engaged couples can chat with others who may have just experienced the entire wedding planning hoopla. These newlyweds make great resources and often are full of unlimited planning advice on top of just selling or giving away leftover wedding items. Also, when you're a new bride or groom buying local from someone in this group you can meet and check out the item(s) before you commit to purchasing.
Go ask to join The Sell My Wedding Experience Facebook group. Don’t forget to add newly engaged couples to the group, too! Big thanks to The Wedding Experience for starting this group in the Portland, Oregon area.