Posts Tagged ‘money’

“Green” Weddings- Easier On The Mind And Wallet

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.   

RecycleYourWedding.com was founded in 2007 to create an online bridal community where new and soon-to-be brides could buy, sell, and trade wedding items at low prices.  The site offers a variety of wedding items and services for the wedding community. 

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If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Founders Rob Bailey or Jeff Williams, email Jeff Williams at jeffwilliams@recycleyourwedding.com.

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Finding great deals on new wedding gowns!

RecycleYourWedding.com has become well known for our wide selection of wedding gowns listed far below regular retial prices.  Did you know that a large percentage of those wedding gowns are new and unused?  One user in particular, LaDonna, has a large number of wedding gowns available that were leftover inventory from a bridal store in Georgia. 

“Well in all I (had) over 70 Dresses,” said LaDonna.  “What happened was a small bridal store got hit hard by the finance market and went under and the dresses are what’s left.  Most are brand new dresses still in bags from the makers and have never been tried on much less anything else.  I am just trying to sell what remains.  I am selling the dresses for about what I have in them and not making much-if-any profit, thats why they are so cheap!”

LaDonna hopes to help some lucky brides find the wedding dresses of their dreams for a great price!  I’ve included some of my favorites below, but be sure to check out all of her listings by clicking here

Looking for baby, maternity, and nursery items at a great price?  Be sure to check out RecycleYourNursery.com!

gown-1Mori Lee Wedding Dress size 18

 

 

 

 

 

gown-2Fairy Tale Princess Collection by PC Mary’s

 

 

 

 

gown-3Demetrious Wedding Gown Princess Line

 

 

 

 

 

gown-4Brand New Wedding Gown Mermaid Style

The Worst Best Man Ever

This video needs no explanation, and might be the funniest thing I’ve ever seen!  Of course, I’m happily married and won’t have to worry about this happening to me in the future…

If you have a funny wedding moment that you would like to share with all of us at RecycleYourWedding.com, feel free to email me at jeffwilliams@recycleyourwedding.com.  It might even be used in an upcoming promotion (with your permission of course)!

Be sure to check out www.recycleyournursery.com for all of your baby, nursery, and maternity/parenting needs!

New Facebook Groups

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!

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!