Shop our Downtown Cool Sale to get your dream designer bag for an even dreamier price. Use the code STREETCHIC50 to take $50 off a variety of bags, all on sale for $400 or more. Hurry, the deal ends tomorrow at midnight!
Having trouble finding your perfect wedding dress? This should make things easier. Take an extra $50 off* your purchase within our Designer Wedding Dresses trend! All you have to do is enter the promo code Love50 at checkout, and you’ll be all set.
*Offer valid through Friday on dresses listed at $650 or higher.
The summer festival lineup is kicking into full gear with Coachella this weekend, and Tradesy wants to help you find your perfect festival wear by offering 10% OFF the entire Festival Fashion trend all week. Whether you’re an edgy free spirit or you like to sport laid-back luxury, we have a variety of options for you.
Need some inspiration while shopping the trend? Keep in mind these classic festival clothing essentials. Happy shopping!
- Fringed crop tops
- High-waisted shorts and denim cutoffs
- Printed, flowy maxi skirts
- Crochet-knit pieces
- Chunky bracelets and layered necklaces
- Cross-body, leather satchels
- Floppy yet fitted straw hats
- Combat-inspired boots for full foot protection
Scroll Down to see Baret’s Special Offer Just for Recycled Bride Members!
Why buy another boring registry item for your bride-and-groom buddies? Here’s a unique alternative: an original custom wedding portrait by Los Angeles painter Baret Boisson, an artist whose distinctive commissioned works have earned her an international celebrity clientele.
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Baret in her studio and got to take a peek at her delightful, whimsical modern American folk art paintings. Baret’s works are amazing because they truly capture the essence of her subjects, and transport the viewer into a world saturated with color and joy.
I’m not the only one who’s impressed by Baret’s talents — her paintings are collected by the likes of Sumner Redstone, Jimmy Fallon, Jane Pratt and Elizabeth Taylor. Kathy Ireland, supermodel and CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, says, “It is a privilege to collect works of art by Baret Boisson. We have Baret Boisson originals throughout our home! “
A wedding portrait by Baret is a very special gift that’s sure to become a treasured family heirloom. She’s currently accepting selected new commissions, and is offering a special discount to all Recycled Bride members. Contact Baret and mention the RB blog in the subject line to get 10% off all wedding and family portrait commissions.
Easy, elegant, eco & affordable: InviteSite rules wedding stationery *Sponsored Post*
In my search for the ultimate in eco-friendly wedding invitations, I’ve seen everything from homemade recycled papers to 10-page e-vites with music and photos. But I’ve never encountered a company with the same integrity, true sustainable values, experience, and just-plain-beautiful eco-friendly invitations as Invite Site. InviteSite has been producing eco-couture wedding stationery since 1995. That means that when most of us were still wiping our spills with mountains of virgin paper towels and thought that being green had something to do with Kermit the Frog, these guys were printing artisan letterpress on tree-free papers, pioneering some of the loveliest Earth-friendly designs around!
So it would be pretty safe to assume that InviteSite’s out of your budget…right? Wrong! Their invites are crazy-unbelievable reasonably priced. In fact, they’ll cost you about 60% less than full-service letterpress, with the same (or better!) result. Here’s how they pull it off: All of InviteSite’s invitations come as DIY kits that you assemble yourself at home. It’s not the rough-around-the-edges, homestyle DIY (though we enjoy that too!), but rather, InviteSite’s kits are a totally fail-safe way to assemble elegant, modern, world-class invitation suites that look like they were hand-finished by the pros. That means that you save the expensive labor costs associated with assembly and still get the same beautiful invitations that lots of other brides pay thousands for. And while all of InviteSite’s invitations are assembled at home, you also have the option of printing your own invites (it’s easier than it sounds, I promise!) for even more savings. If printing’s not your bag, let InviteSite handle offset (regular) or letterpress (fancy-schmancy) printing for you!
One of InviteSite’s most popular items right now are their red-hot plantable paper wedding invitations. The texture of these papers is just un-bee-lievable. And though they’re notoriously difficult to print on, InviteSite’s got it covered, with modern graphic designs that work beautifully with the paper’s natural bumpy groovy-ness.
The seeded wedding invitations are made of tree free, handmade paper with real, plantable Cosmo or Marigold seeds. So your guests can actually drop these babies in their gardens and watch a bed of wildflowers blossom! *Insert sweet marriage metaphor here* My personal favorite design is the Plum seedling wedding invitation, pictured above. It comes in a multilayered, luxurious booklet form that will wow your guests. The portfolio wrapper ismade from recycled cotton rag handmade paper from India, which might be the most sustainable paper known to man, made from actual cloth scrap from the garment industry.
So now that you’ve peeped the invites, here’s the part you won’t believe: 100 of any of the invitations pictured here will cost you just $340 if you print yourself, and a max of $600 if InviteSite handles all the printing details for you. When I recently priced invitations at a local stationer’s shop, a similar invitation suite sold for nearly $2,000!
I couldn’t resist throwing in this image of the Poetica, above, which may well be my fave invitation on InviteSite. This vintage-inspired letterpress booklet is printed in violet-colored ink on crisp white, thick cotton paper, with a handsome pocket for an rsvp set or enclosures. It also has a two panel invitation sheet, which makes it perfect for you multi-culti pairs who want to include two languages in your wedding invitation.
The Poetica is made from recycled 100% cotton paper, then diecut and letterpress printed in Pasadena, California. Choosing 100% recycled paper (and not the standard partially recycled paper) goes beyond conserving on your own invites. The more we use 100% PCW papers, the more giant paper mills will make it, effecting a large and significant change across the entire paper market. Right now, about 55% of paper still goes to landfill, and much of the remaining reclaimed fiber gets shipped to other countries. Think of your invitation choice as a vote of sorts. You’re electing better practices in paper mills by telling the people who make paper products that you only want to buy 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Pretty powerful, huh? If all brides made recycled content a priority when shopping for wedding invitations, it would turn the paper and stationery industries on their ears!
And what I’ve learned from InviteSite is that there’s no good reason for wasteful industry practices with papers. Paper can be made from about 500 different plant fibers, including sugar cane, linen, hemp, kane, corn stalk, and even old clothes. The papers that InviteSite uses are diverse and exciting. They make regular old tree paper look like a snoozefest, frankly.
Alright, huddle close because we’re about to wrap up and there’s something I want to whisper to you. Ready? Here goes: Tons of eco-friendly wedding products cross my desk every week, and InviteSite’s eco-friendly wedding invitations are like a big sparkly green diamond in the rough. These folks are the real deal, and I’m proud to tell you about their great values and gorgeous invites. I want you to enjoy the incredible savings and elegant work of InviteSite too! Here’s where to start:
Shop InviteSite’s Eco Wedding Invitations >>
Learn about eco-friendly wedding stationery >>
Touch and feel the amazing paper for yourself! Request samples >>
Cra-zazy Limited-Time Discount from Your Dream Dress
Our friends at Your Dream Dress have done it again. Just when we thought they couldn’t go any lower on their prices for brand new designer wedding dresses, they’ve gone and upset the entire balance of the universe by offering a 15% off flash sale exclusively to Recycled Bride members!
In case you’re not clear on just how amazing this sale is, check out the dresses in the ad above, and compare their sale prices to their original retail prices. Holy sweet mother of the bride! This sale may very well be the only chance you’ll ever have to get decked in an envy-inspiring, $5k designer gown for, oh, somewhere between $500 and $1500. Do you know how much money that leaves you to spend on food, booze, decorations, a honeymoon, yourself??
A quick word about Your Dream Dress: I’ve gotten to know the wonderful ladies behind this business pretty well, and they are the queen bees of discount bridal. Their 14 years of experience in wedding couture means they’re connected to all of the big designers and manufacturers, and have access to the very best secret discounts (Shhh!), which lets them pass the savings on to you!
So here’s how you get your dress for a steal:
1. Be a Recycled Bride member. If you’re not a member already, sign up here. It’s quick, free, and totally painless.
2. Start Shopping!! You can shop YDD dresses here on Recycled Bride, or find an even bigger selection on YourDreamDress.com. Subtract an additional 15% from the lowest listed price on every single Your Dream Dress wedding dress from either site.
3. Use the discount code RBSALE15 to redeem your extra 15% off discount. It’s good through May 10th only!
If you need assistance choosing your dress, have questions about sizing, or just want to talk wedding gowns, don’t even hesitate to contact the incredibly informed and helpful ladies of Your Dream Dress.
By popular demand: Save 10% on Your Dream Dress wedding dresses this February
Last month, we offered an additional 10% off on all designer wedding dresses from YourDreamDress.com. The special was exclusively for Recycled Bride members, and it allowed many of you to get the brand new designer gowns you love at a price you could afford.
Several brides wrote in to ask if we could extend the discount for them, since they were still trying to choose between all of Your Dream Dress’s amazing gowns. So we decided to extend the offer for everyone!
For all of February, you’ll enjoy the same great discounts as last month, but with a fancy new coupon code: RBFEB10.
Get the details about this special offer and find out how to save now >>