Recycle Your Wedding In The News

Check out this article about Recycle Your Wedding in the Huntington Beach News!  You can click here to see the full article with photos, or you can read the text from the article below.

Recycle Your Weddings

Can be easier on the mind and budget

While the average cost of a wedding in the United States has skyrocketed to nearly $30,000, the financial stability of most newlyweds has destabilized, particularly during the past few years as the economy has struggled. As an alternative, many couples are choosing to take a financially and environmentally responsible approach to planning their weddings. Price, it seems, does not always dictate the quality or elegance of the wedding day. In fact, more weddings are being planned with a smaller ecological footprint in mind.

Recycled paper products are an easy first step towards creating an environmentally friendly event. A wide assortment of invitations, programs, and decorations made out of 100% recycled materials can be found for the same price as many non-recycled alternatives. But recycled materials are common these days. According to RecycleYourWedding.com CEO Rob Bailey, more and more newlyweds are finding it easy and lucrative to recycle other items from their weddings themselves, including the gowns, centerpieces, and other wedding items. “Every bride wants a fairytale wedding,” said Bailey, “but not every bride can afford to spend $30,000 on their wedding. That’s why it’s so important to provide economical alternatives to expensive bridal and retail stores. The bridal community is a tight one, and new brides understand the struggles that future brides face. When they can share their ideas, suggestions, and even products, it gives everyone a chance to enjoy the possibility of a fantasy wedding come true.”

It is important to note that items do not have to be made from recycled materials to be “recycled”. Typically, once the wedding is over, many of the decorations, linens, centerpieces, etc. are often stored in the garage or a spare closet. Those items are typically still in excellent condition and can be re-used in other weddings, which increases the usefulness of these items. It also saves many couples and landfills valuable space. Remember how much the average wedding costs? Recycling your wedding helps defray some of your wedding costs while also saving another couple money on their own wedding.

Recycle Your Wedding was created by Jeff Williams and Rob Bailey, two friends who met about 10 years ago while working together in a San Diego insurance office. The pair clicked instantly. They both shared the dream of owning their own business and were always trying to come up with that one big idea. No matter how hard they tried, their future perfect business venture wasn’t materializing. Then one day, it dropped in their laps.

“It was after Rob’s wedding,” said Williams, who still lives in San Diego. “They had paid for a lot of it on their own and purchased things bit by bit. After the wedding there was so much stuff left over sitting in their garage.” The duo started talking about the extravagance of weddings, the expense and indulgence, and “wouldn’t it be nice if…” About six months later, that “if” became a reality and www.recycleyourwedding.com was born.

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