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Recycle Your Wedding on Killerstartups.com

Recycle Your Wedding has been featured on Killer Startups, a website that reviews internet start-up companies and allow readers to vote on their prediction for the future of each company.  Whether you are a member of RecycleYourWedding.com, a buyer and/or seller, or just a casual visitor, we hope you will took a second to vote! 

Recycle Your Wedding on Killerstartups.com

As a company devoted to helping you save money while saving the environment, it is important that we continue to build on our past successes.  Your support, and more importantly your help in spreading the word about RecycleYourWedding.com allows us to help more people save money on their wedding while encouraging more “green” events.  We would appreciate it if you told your friends about us today!

Thank you for all of your positive comments and support,

Jeff Williams

COO

RecycleYourWedding.com

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Recycle Your Wedding and Recycle Your Nursery now have their own Facebook groups.  Help spread the word by joining our groups on Facebook and sharing them with your friends!

We are excited about the opportunities that 2009 will bring.  As the economy suffers, people are looking for new ways to save money.  Together, by selling those leftover wedding items at RecycleYourWedding.com and those outgrown baby/nursery items at RecycleYourNursery.com we can help future brides and soon-to-be parents buy the items they need, even on a limited budget.

It’s good for the environment and for the community.  If you haven’t joined RecycleYourWedding.com and RecycleYourNursery.com, check them out today!

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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And don’t forget to check out our new site, RecycleYourNursery.com!  Buy and sell baby and nursery items, maternity clothes and more!

Recycle Your Wedding, LLC releases RecycleYourNursery.com

Jeff Williams                                                                         

COO- Recycle Your Wedding

jeffwilliams@recycleyourwedding.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

SAN DIEGO- Recycle Your Wedding, LLC. announced the launch of RecycleYourNursery.com, an online marketplace dedicated to helping families save money on goods for infants and toddlers, as well as maternity and nursery accessories.  Just seven months after the successful launch of RecycleYourWedding.com, RecycleYourNursery.com follows the same look and functionality that the company’s customers are already familiar with, along with the same dedication to being both budget and environmentally friendly.

 

Said Recycle Your Wedding, LLC. CEO Rob Bailey, “Getting married and raising a family are dreams that many of us share.  However, those dreams often become a nightmare when young couples realize just how much they are going to spend on their wedding or on the birth of their children.  RecycleYourWedding.com and RecycleYourNursery.com offer an alternative to high-priced bridal and baby stores.  Our sellers understand what our buyers are going through because they’ve been there – they’ve planned a wedding or they’ve had children – and they know how important it is to save money whenever and wherever they can.”

 

In a time of economic uncertainty, RecycleYourWedding.com and RecycleYourNursery.com were developed to help people save money on some of the most important moments of their lives- that being one’s wedding day and the birth of a child.  With the average cost of a wedding now exceeding $30,000 and the addition of a baby averaging a cost of nearly $12,000 or more in the first year, families are trying to make every dollar count.  RecycleYourWedding.com and RecycleYourNursery.com offer their members the opportunity to stretch those dollars while remaining a friend to the environment.  With the reusability of products becoming more and more important in an environmentally conscious society, recycling items back into the marketplace is an ideal solution.

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Recycle Your Wedding, LLC. was founded in 2007, and released RecycleYourWedding.com in early 2008.  If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with founders Rob Bailey or Jeff Williams, please email Jeff Williams at jeffwilliams@recycleyourwedding.com.

RecycleYourNursery Joins The RecycleYourWedding Family

We are pleased to announce the creation of RecycleYourNursey.com, a sister site to RecycleYourWedding.com!  We’d like to thank all of our customers who have taken advantage of the great marketplace that has been built within RecycleYourWedding.com, and for those of you waiting patiently for RecycleYourNursery.com– well, it’s officially open for business!

It’s taken a couple of months to get everything up and running at RecycleYourNursery.com, and we are very happy with the result.  Since the clientele for each site is very specific, each site will remain a separate entity.   You will find that RecycleYourNursery.com is independant from RecycleYourWedding.com but features the same functionality and methodology that you’re used to.

As both sites are online communities built to help people save money AND recycle old or unused items, please tell your friends about RecycleYourNursery.com!  Your support and feedback has been tremendously motivating, and hearing your stories about saving money while remaining environmentally friendly are the highlights of our day.

Sign up at RecycleYourNursery.com today!  It’s an easy way to save money while saving the planet, one NURSERY at a time!

Recycle Your Wedding…Gown

We recently updated the category list at RecycleYourWedding.com to include an expanded category for wedding gowns.  Now you will find Wedding Dresses featured at the top of the category list, and you can select the appropriate size, color, and style when searching for dresses.

In updating the Wedding Dress category, I took some time checking out the wide assortment of gowns available.  Every size, color, and style is well represented, with many gowns listed for $100 or less!  Check out a few of my favorites here:

Galina White Strapless Tea Length #T8627

Strapless Mori Lee Wedding Dress

Beaded Halter Wedding Gown

Speaking of wedding gowns, I have received some great feedback from brides-to-be who have purchased wedding gowns at RecycleYourWedding.com.  Here are a few comments:

“I found your site from a friend and I fell in love with the dress as soon as I saw it and knew that that was the dress for me.  I did complete my transaction sucessfully and I absolutely love the dress. I have not used it yet as my wedding isn’t until net year. I will definately be using your site again.”   – Michelle

“I read an entry on Craig’s list in which someone referenced your site.  I felt like I’d hit the jackpot!  I tell other brides who are looking to buy or sell wedding merchandise to go to your site.  It’s a treasure trove and such a unique idea.  Thanks for offering it.  The dress was exactly as pictured and was new as advertised.”  – Chantice (who actually just got married on 8/8/08- congratulations!)

We appreciate all of the positive comments!  Keep them coming, and thanks for all of your support!

Jeff Williams

http://www.recycleyourwedding.com

The Wedding Dress Of Your Dreams

Thank you to everyone who shared their stories of budget woes and dream wedding dresses that were to expensive to realistically purchase on limited funds (see Is Your Wedding Budget Ruining Your Wedding Planning).  We have shared those stories with the producers of a major network television show, and can’t wait to see where they go with it!

Stay tuned for information on this story from RecycleYourWedding.com!