Can you think of a better way to spend $25,630 (the price of the average wedding)?
We can—and apparently, so can many other engaged couples, who are saving a bundle by buying used. Take care of your “something old” by shopping here:
- Ruffled hosts a “recycle your wedding” page where brides can buy & sell just about anything, from napkin rings to bridesmaids dresses.
- Recycled Bride is a big old wedding bazaar: among the abundant Chinese imports, you’ll find leftover invitation envelopes and gently used bow-ties.
- OnceWed offers brides the chance to recoup some of their dress investment. It’s not always cheap, but it’s better than retail.
- Brides Against Breast Cancer sells discounted dresses at pop-up sales. (Check their calendar to see when they’re coming to your town!)
Don’t forget about fellow brides! You’ll find more suggestions (and a bunch of used stuff for sale) on bridal forums like Offbeat Bride.