April 19, 2010

Vendor Spotlight: Recycled Bride

There are about 2.5 million weddings every year in the United States.
The average wedding budget is estimated to be $20,000.
About $70 billion is spent on weddings every year in the U.S.
The average wedding has 175 invited guests.

Calling all green savvy brides! Looking for new ways to reduce, reuse and recycle? Check out RecycledBride.com, a free marketplace for brides to recycle everything from designer wedding gowns to table decorations, bridesmaid's dresses, shoes, and even wedding gifts.

Founded in 2008 by Tracy DiNunzio, RecycledBride.com is based in Santa Monica, California. "If you have ever been part of a wedding, or plan to be, buying and selling on Recycled Bride helps minimize your carbon footprint and maximize your budget," their website claims.

"Recycled Bride is free and easy to use for both buyers and sellers, with twelve different categories of wedding-related items to choose from. Sellers can sign up to create ads for their items in just moments, and interested buyers will being contacting them immediately through Recycled Bride’s secure e-mailing system. Buyers who wish to receive e-mail alerts about products they’re interested in sign up for our personalized e-mail alerts, plus they can store and share their favourites right in their account."

Why is Recycled Bride so great?
  • Their website and blog provide advice, ideas and resources that are eco, budget and stylish conscious.
  • The website is free to buy and sell items. High five for no listing fees or commissions!
  • Easy to use search engine and e-mail alerts to keep you updated on things you may need.
  • Reduces your carbon footprint.
What more can you ask for in honour of Earth Day? For more information on Recycled Bride, click here.

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