Wednesday, January 6, 2010

bravo, bravo!

There’s been a lot of chatter lately about what to do with all of those old bridesmaid dresses. Well, I guess I have been the one doing all of the chattering. I’ve thought about donating them to a prom drive but I seem to miss it every spring and I have thought about reselling them. I’ve reviewed a few websites that seem to have less traffic than the boardwalk in the wintertime. And then I heard about Bravo Bride. The site is attractive and looks professional. The idea is that you can buy and sell all things wedding. Not only does it allow a perennial bridesmaid the opportunity to post my old cast offs for sale but it is also a great place for the budget conscious or just plain frugal bride. You can find discounted accessories, favors, dresses, shoes, I can go on. It is like an online consignment shop for all things weddings! Might as well go green and grab some of these recycled wedding goods, right girls?

I’ve posted one dress. Maybe I will add another. There are almost a 1000 bridesmaid dresses for sale on this site so I’m sure my odds are not that high of a sale anytime soon but the postings remain active for 18 months. Best of all, it is FREE! Seriously. You can choose to spend money by upgrading your listing but it is still guilt-free because a portion of that fee goes to American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Foundation. I like that.

Bravo Bride offers the opportunity to buy used wedding gowns and rings. I am not sure how I feel about buying a previously owned wedding gown or ring. Actually I AM sure about how I feel. It seems that there could be some bad karma associated with a stranger’s ring. I can only assume that something went wrong and wouldn’t want to introduce that into my life. Nonetheless, it is an option for those who don’t care about bad karma. Not everything has been previously worn or used. Some of the items appear to be a surplus from another’s wedding such as favors, silk flowers and even the card box. If you’re looking for a deal, definitely check this site out. If you have experience buying or selling here, lemme know.

-The perennial bridesmaid

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