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Wedding Trend Alert: Why Winter Weddings Rock

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So, you’re planning your wedding (yay!) and you’re thinking about having it during the winter. From December through February, it’s a very magical time, with all the white, driven snow, and happiness the holidays tend to bring. What better way to celebrate the season than a winter themed wedding?  Keep in mind there is a very fine line between tacky and chic, and we’re here to help show you why Continue reading

California Brides Wanted for WE TV’s My Fair Wedding!

Recycled Bride is working with WE tv’s hit series MY FAIR WEDDING to find brides who want to lift the veil and show what it REALLY takes to make the perfect wedding. David Tutera wants to see the preparations, the family discussions, the stresses, the obstacles, the joy and the tears. This season of MY FAIR WEDDING is about to get REAL! <!–more–>

If you or someone you know is getting married in California anytime in 2012 and could use David Tutera’s magic touch, contact the MFW producers today!

My Fair Wedding Wants You!

Is your wedding planning less-than-perfect? Maybe your fiance doesn’t agree with your decisions, your mom has strong opinions, or the wedding is just missing something. Whatever it is, David Tutera can turn it around into the the perfect wedding event for EVERYONE.


Send an email to with the following information:







Please also include a brief description and/or photos of any existing wedding plans (i.e., Dress, Venue, Decor, etc…) if you have them! Brides and grooms must be at least 21 years of age and citizens or legal residents of the United States.

We can’t wait to see you on TV! :)

Kate & Matt’s New England Fairy Tale Wedding

A Beautiful Boston affair overflowing with dramatic calla lilies

Kate and Matt’s Boston wedding was a picturesque, elegant event filled with understated touches of grand style. The traditional style was perfectly suited to the couple, who have known each other their entire lives. Their mothers have been great friends since college and got to see their children get married!  <!–more–> With a muted palette of ivory, yellow and green, and incredible views of the city and harbor from the gorgeous State Room, this classically beautiful wedding was like a fairy tale! And it was captured exquisitely by East Coast and international shutterbug Laura Parent of Relive Photography.




Kate got a great deal on her incredible Carolina Herrera gown at Vows Bridal Outlet.



Gorgeous calla lilies were *everywhere*! From the bridal bouquets to the chuppah to the cake, florist Michelle Bernard did a fabulous job incorporating chic, modern, pretty arrangements into all parts of the wedding.



Bridesmaids dresses by Aria are dressed up with green sashes and vibrant bouquets of — what else? — calla lilies!




Stunning views of the Boston harbor and city are an incredible ceremony backdrop.








I love how Kate and Matt placed this elegant sign in front of the escort cards to let guests know that a donation was made in lieu of wedding favors. Kindness, elegance, and conservation — what could be better?



These centerpieces are modern and elegant, and the vases can easily be reused or donated.



The GORGEOUS wedding cake!



Thanks again to Kate, Matt, and Relive Photography for sharing these fantastic images with Recycled Bride!

Win a $150 Gift Certificate from Shabby Apple

Tuesday Treat – Gift For Our Readers!

For this Tuesday Treat, Recycled Bride and Shabby Apple, a unique shop carrying one of a kind vintage dresses, are teaming up to give you a chance to win a $150 Gift Certificate to Shabby Apple. <!–more–>




How to Enter:

1 – Names will be drawn at random and one winner will be selected by midnight, Monday February 6, 2012, EST

2 – Completing each of these will give you one entry into the random drawing. (each one of these counts as one)

a: Check out Shabby and post in the comments below about what your favorite items are.

b: Like Shabby Apple on FACEBOOK

c: Add Recycled Bride on Google +

d: Tweet the following: $150 off super stylish #vintage dresses @recycledbride @shabbyapple

The winner will be announced via Recycled Bride blog post on Tuesday, Feb 7th 2012.


Can I Fire My Bridesmaid?

Reader Question Of The Week -

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Submitted by – Name Withheld, Michigan

“Hi guys.  So one of my friends from High School is a bridesmaid at my upcoming wedding.  We have grown apart a bit since college, but I asked her out of long term friendship and loyalty.   She has complained about everything! <!–more–>  We had a bridal party get to know each other dinner and she complained about the location, food and price, complained about the price of her dress and well basically has been bringing a negative attitude to the whole thing.  The wedding is one month away.  Can I fire her?!”

Submit your questions to – liz {at}

Share Your Story!

Tell us in the comments below: What’s special about your wedding, and how is Recycled Bride a part of it? <!–more–>

Maybe you’re planning your dream wedding on a budget, and using Recycled Bride to save big. Or perhaps you planned to recycle everything from your big day, and you’re selling it all on Recycled Bride. Make sure to include your full name and email address in the appropriate fields (These won’t be published — only we can see it and we’ll use it if we want to contact you to publish your story elsewhere!).

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Win a Pair of Vintage Map Cufflinks from Tomato-Made


Etsy shop Tomato-Made makes the world’s most adorable custom vintage map artwork, cufflinks, necklaces, and earrings out of any map location worldwide.
I ordered this piece last week as an anniversary gift for my beloved on our anniversary: <!–more–>
My home. Your home. Our home. Three heart custom vintage map print.

My home. Your home. Our home. Three heart custom vintage map print.

How sweet is that?!? But  Tomato-Made isn’t just sharing the love with us, they’re generously sharing it with you, too!
Click here to enter to win these cufflinks -- Just comment on our Facebook page!

Click here to enter to win these cufflinks — Just comment on our Facebook page!

You can win a pair of their famous, fabulous cufflinks, customized for your groom or groomsman with any location you choose!
Pick your location and win customized cufflinks from Tomato-Made!

Pick your location and win customized cufflinks from Tomato-Made!

Here’s how to enter:
1. Go to Recycled Bride’s Facebook page and make sure you “Like” us! (Required to win)
2. Leave a comment on our Wall about what location you’d choose for your cufflinks and why! You can pick the place you’re getting married, your honeymoon destination, the city where you met, etc.
A winner will be chosen at random on Thursday, October 6th.
Good luck and thanks to Tomato-Made for this fabulous giveaway!
*Note: Do NOT enter in the comments below!! All entries must be posted on Facebook!

World’s Cheapest Wedding Dress – Win it FREE!

Yue is a dating coach and blogger in New York City. One rainy afternoon, she grabbed a girlfriend and went goofy dress-up shopping at Nordstrom Rack. (What, you’ve never done that?) <!–more–>

After tying on all things sequined, frilled, and frou-frou, Yue found herself slipping into a beautiful, classic wedding dress. It fit like a glove and looked so pretty that she had to know the price, even though she has no immediate plans to get engaged or married.

The Jessica McClintock wedding dress with the 1-cent pricetag!

The Jessica McClintock wedding dress with the 1-cent pricetag!

That’s when she realized that the tag said $0.01. That’s right — 1 penny. Checking in with the store’s staff revealed that the pricetag was an error — but that Nordstrom Rack would honor it because it had been mistakenly placed on the floor.

The shocking pricetag

The shocking pricetag

So Yue bought the dress. And now she’s giving it away to one lucky winner! How’s that for paying it forward?


All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on Yue’s blog before 10/1/11, telling her why you want the dress. The winner gets a gorgeous gown, a great story, and one lucky dress to wear down the aisle.