Today I want to introduce you to Sellmywedding.co.uk, an online marketplace where newlyweds
can sell their pre-loved wedding items to other brides-to-be.

A year may have passed since my husband and I said 'I do', but most of our wedding still lurks beneath our double bed. If you were brave enough to crawl amongst the dust and debris, you'd find pretty tea light holders, a table plan, unworn wellington boots, vintage table cloths, cake stands and a battered old suitcase stuffed with even more matrimonial paraphernalia. As such, this post is as much for my own benefit as it is yours!

SellMyWedding.co.uk - a marketplace to sell all those boxed and bagged items you'd like to pass on for someone else to enjoy on their wedding day!

Sell My Wedding lists everything to do with
weddings; from veils to vases. It also features items for the whole wedding
party; from grooms to pageboys, ushers to bridesmaids, and even the mother-of-the bride! Since its launch last July the website has helped countless brides across the UK recycle their weddings.

The company's founder, Rebecca Aspin, told me more…

'Three years on, many of the items from my own December
wedding were still in bags and boxes. It seemed such a shame, and a waste, to
banish such beautiful things to the loft, never to be used again.
I was looking for a way to pass them on to other brides, but upon investigation
I couldn’t find a UK-based website that specialised in selling second hand
wedding items.'

'Although there were sites for selling pre-loved wedding
dresses, there was nothing out there that allowed you to literally sell everything
to do with your big day. I thought that such a marketplace would not only be a
great way to help make a wedding more affordable, but it would also enable
brides-to-be to gain inspiration from newlyweds, who had already done the hard
work by trawling websites, magazines and shops to find the perfect items for
their wedding.'

Image Credit, Nick White Photography

SellMyWedding.co.uk - a marketplace to sell all those boxed and bagged items you'd like to pass on for someone else to enjoy on their wedding day!

In simple terms, Sell My Wedding
connects newlyweds who are looking to recoup some of the cost of their wedding with brides-to-be searching for inspiration and a way to
make their own celebration more affordable.

Sellers pay a one off fee of £20 to list an unlimited number of wedding
items {although it is currently half price at just £10 – so sign up quick}. There
are no individual listing fees, no sales commission and items don’t expire
until they have been sold. You can upload your own items, including photos,
and manage your listings with ease. You are also provided with a profile page so you can add
details about your own wedding and suppliers to help inspire other brides.


SellMyWedding.co.uk - a marketplace to sell all those boxed and bagged items you'd like to pass on for someone else to enjoy on their wedding day!

Buyers are able to search
the website via an extensive category list, by season or by theme. To contact a
seller you simply register as a buyer (which is free). This will give you access to the seller's email address, allowing you to contact them
directly. The website effectively functions as a notice board – a wedding marketplace that
connects buyers with sellers.

Image Credit, Sarah Mason

SellMyWedding.co.uk - a marketplace to sell all those boxed and bagged items you'd like to pass on for someone else to enjoy on their wedding day!

Rebecca offers the following advice to those considering listing items on Sell My Wedding

'Sellers
who do really well are those who list a number of items
from their celebration, and who take the time
tell the story of their wedding on their profile page. We had one
seller who literally sold her entire wedding – bunting, decor, dress – within
24 hours to the same buyer.'

'Reception decor, particularly bunting,
signs and paper lanterns, sell very quickly on the site, as do centrepieces and
vases. Vintage crockery is still very
popular as are vintage props such as suitcases and old fashioned sweetie
scoops. We are
also finding that many of our brides are adding their DIY items for sale which
is great.'

Items that
sell quickly are those that are priced accordingly, and Rebecca suggests half of what you
originally paid is a good starting point for listing a second hand item,
especially if you are looking for a quick sale. It is up to the buyer and the seller to negotiate the final price and
delivery of an item. Sell My Wedding always recommends transactions take place via PayPal to protect
both parties.

Of course, the brides-to-be among you can take advantage of Sell My Wedding too. 'Don’t
be afraid to buy pre-loved,'
urges Rebecca. 'Not everything needs to be brand new just because it's a wedding.'

'We have a
number of gorgeous wedding dresses listed for under £100 and you can pick up centrepieces or vases for as little as £5. There are many bargains to be had.'


SellMyWedding.co.uk - a marketplace to sell all those boxed and bagged items you'd like to pass on for someone else to enjoy on their wedding day!
 

'If you
are looking for a 1950s style wedding dress you should definitely search for
a pre-loved dress first. As the dresses are short they do not have marks or wear
and tear from trailing on the ground. This Ian Stuart Jet Set dress is a beauty!'

'We are also introducing an option that will allow our sellers
to choose whether they want to sell their items or simply hire them to another bride. This was
following feedback from one of our sellers who couldn’t bear to part with her
beautiful Alice Temperley Wedding dress, but wanted to share the joy of the
dress with another bride.'


SellMyWedding.co.uk - a marketplace to sell all those boxed and bagged items you'd like to pass on for someone else to enjoy on their wedding day!

Well, I'm off to rifle through the boxes beneath my bed and figure out what I can bear to part with! I suggest the rest of you go in search of some bargains on the Sell My Wedding website. You can also connect with Rebecca and the Sell My Wedding team via facebook and twitter.

Much love,

Franky

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  • Nicola Dowell

    I can’t recommend sellmywedding highly enough. It is a fabulous, friendly site full of gorgeous items for every part of you Wedding. Becca was so helpful in helping me source some gorgeous vintage china and she is a very lovely lady indeed! I have also bought reception decorations and more than 400ft(!) of vintage bunting from another bride and the whole idea of giving items the chance to shine again is so wonderful. I hope that after my Wedding in September I will be able to put some of my items on sellmywedding to help other brides to be out and keep the recycling philosophy going! Xxx

  • http://Www.sellmywedding.co.uk Rebecca Aspin

    Thank you for the lovely post Franky! I will get you set up with an account so you can list your preloved wedding items, I am sure they will be quick to be snapped up. Your wedding was gorgeous.
    Also thank you for your comments Nicola – would be great If you relisted the items again after your wedding.
    Reuse, relove, recycle :)
    Becca x

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    What a fantastic idea!

  • Hubble

    Fabulous idea, fabulously executed!!! sellmywedding fan x

  • Laura

    This website is just what the wedding world was needing. I have successfully sold a number of my pre-loved wedding items through this site and it has been wonderful engaging with brides-to-be who are just as excited about reusing one of my items as I was for my wedding. It is such a shame to cherish these items for one day and then they get stuck in the loft. I love the fact that other people are getting to enjoy them too. I am recommending this site to everyone I know who is getting married or who knows someone that is. Well done Rebecca, you’re a star! x