Do you have 27 bridesmaid dresses gathering dust in your closet?  Does the thought of spending more money on another new dress for your rehearsal dinner give you a headache?   In the spirit of Earth Day, we are highlighting some of our favorite organizations that allow brides to reduce, reuse, and recycle. And we’ve added a fourth – rent!

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

Newly Maid. Have an old bridesmaid dress sitting in the back of your closet?  If you send it to Newly Maid, they will send you a little black dress in return.  Order a prepaid mailer, send in your dress, which, if accepted, will be recycled or donated to charity. In return, you will get a discount on NewlyMaid’s adorable collection of little black dresses. Bridesmaids dresses only. Mailers are $7.50 to cover the cost of shipping.

Ruffled Blog Recycle Your Wedding.  Find lot of recycled items for your wedding at great prices: decor pieces, accessories, gowns, and more.  Every image contains thumbnail photos next to the entry.  

Brides Against Breast Cancer. Donate your wedding gown, or purchase your special dress at a ‘Brides Against Breast Cancer™’ charity wedding gown sale. Save lots of money, and help make a difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer.

Recycled Bride. An online bridal marketplace where you can find just about anything. It’s free to list your first item.

Hustle Your Bustle. An upcoming website where you can buy or sell designer wedding gowns and upscale bridal fashion. Sign up for their email list to receive launch news!

 

RENT 

Rent the Runway: Want a designer rehearsal dinner dress?  A new look for all the showers and parties that you have lined up? Rent The Runway has everything you (and your bridesmaids) need to look gorgeous in couture without paying a fortune. You can wear frocks from Herve Leger to Badgley Mischka for your event, shipped to you in 2 sizes so you don’t have to worry about fit, and return it afterwards, hassle free. Be sure to sign up for free and take advantage of their stylists and consultants who are on hand to help you choose your perfect look!

Adorn: Renting diamond jewelry for weddings is an exciting new concept and all brides deserve to sparkle on their wedding day. Want to wear $10,000 diamond earrings on your big day? You can for just $160 with Adorn.com’s jewelry rentals. All jewelry is insured and guaranteed, but you will have to put down a deposit.

 

Bag Borrow or Steal. Find your perfect accessory, rent it for the week, month, or season, and when you are done, send it back.

Happily Ever BorroWED.  Online wedding shop that rents designer bridal accessories worldwide. Partnering with designers, they’ve curated a special collection of veils, tiaras, headpieces and jewelry.

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