Say yes to my dress!
A girlfriend told me about an event happening in Vancouver this April called The Original Bridal Swap, where past brides come to sell their beloved wedding treasures to future brides. This got me thinking about recycling in general, and especially when it comes to the coveted wedding dress.
According to a 2011 survey, close to half (45%) of brides in America will box up their dress and store it after the big day. But does this really make sense in tough economic times to spend an exorbitant amount of money on something you will (hopefully) only wear once? Of course it’s nice to have the option for your future-daughter to wear your dress, but according to the founder of preownedweddingdresses.com, Josie Daga, only about 6% of brides today consider wearing their mother’s dress. So is all that hoarding for nothing?
To say yes to my dress, go to ebay.ca and place your bid!
UPDATE! Congratulations to B. Lee of Winnipeg, MB! Thank you on behalf of myself and Big Sisters. We wish you a wonderful wedding!