This one is for those who may be in the throes of wedding planning, or maybe those who have recently made it legal and have 156 votives without a further purpose.
The site is called Ruffled Blog and it has a section called Recycle Your Wedding. Couples post items leftover from their recent weddings for new brides-to-be (or grooms-to-be) to give second life. They have everything from stationary to favors to decorations to gowns. Table numbers, unused raffia, linens. It’s all there. They even have a WANTED section where you can post items you are seeking.
So far I’ve snagged 3 gallons of clear glass rocks and 2000 silk rose petals for less than $50.
Benefits of “Recycle Your Wedding”
- Those leftovers from your wedding can make someone else’s wedding beautiful
- Money. If you’re selling you can make back some of what you spent on decorations etc. If you’re buying it is way cheaper than getting everything brand new.
- A lot of things have been crafted, if you’re going for that homegrown feel without the labor.
- You aren’t creating more consumption by buying something brand new.
So far I’m a fan. Hopefully it’s beneficial for others!