Elaine: How did you come up with Recycled Bride?
Tracy: After my own wedding, I was left with a closet full of stuff that I would never use or wear again. I had my dress, veil, shoes, decorations, gift duplicates (stuff that we got two of) and more. Everything from the wedding was in like-new condition, and it seemed wasteful to just let it all sit there unused. It was around this time that someone lent me a copy of One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding by Rebecca Mead. What an eye opener! The amount of money spent on American weddings is shocking, not to mention the use of natural resources to produce millions of one-time-use bridal items. There are 2.5 million weddings every year in the United States, and each has an average of 150 guests. Almost all of these weddings…Read the rest on Elaine’s blog!