Post # 1
I’m curious about the success rate of people selling items from their own wedding. Although I don’t have a lot to sell because we’re keeping some items and others are too personal (can’t imagine an “Up” mailbox with our names on it, no matter how beautifully done, will appeal to folks), it would be nice to sell a few decor items to recoup some money. Answer the poll, and if you were successful, please share below details on:
- where you sold the item(s): here, craigslist, word of mouth, etc.
- if it was a pre-sale or post-wedding
- if certain items (e.g. table numbers, seating charts, games) or types of decor (rustic, formal) sold better than others
Post # 3
My wedding hasn’t happened yet but I’m not going to sell anything. My Maid/Matron of Honor mentioned when I bought my headband and veil that she might like to use them for her something borrowed. So they’ll get used again that way and then given back to me if she so chooses to go that route. =) Most of our stuff will be reused. We didn’t get a cake cutting set that screamed I was used at a wedding so we’re keeping that (it’s so pretty). Gonna offer my leftover candles to my Maid/Matron of Honor if she needs them because they won’t be completely burned more than likely. If she wants them she can have them for her wedding to save a few bucks. Mason jars will be kept because I have pinterest projects to complete with them. Groomy and I are making our cardbox which will be kept (gonna be a little wooden trunk). Cake topper will be kept once we figure out what it will be. No way in hell I’d sell my dress. Mine, mine, mine <3. Table runner I plan to order will be reused in our home. Corkboard will be reused in our home. We bought stuff that we know we’d need. I didn’t need to buy centerpiece hurricane candle holder things because my venue supplies us with them. Most of our stuff is reusable =) no need to sell.
Post # 4
An interesting question. I haven’t had my wedding or sold anything yet, but if you’re talking about decor I’d imagine the easiest items to sell would be basics that a lot of different style weddings could use and also items that wouldn’t have a huge shipping expense.
Post # 5
I plan to sell mine on Craigslist as that is where I bought it from. I think pp is awesome for reusing everything but I want all that stuff OUT of my house! Lol!
Post # 6
I sold a lot of stuff from our wedding. Surprisingly most of it was to bees here who saw my recaps and contacted me to ask if I was selling any of it, LOL! My lanterns, cardbox and cake topper went first (I gave my cake topper for free to one of our blogger bees), over time my silver has gotten sold, but that was locally since shipping something of that weight would cost a fortune! I’ve had the most inquiries about my cardbox (very rustic), but the store I bought the supplies from doesn’t sell them anymore, so I can’t even source the stuff for people 🙁
ETA – I did keep some of my favourite silver teapots, I use them all the time for flowers, and I’ve also kept the wicker suitcases I had my flip flops and pashminas in, I also use those a lot surprisingly!
Post # 7
@SuperDuperBrit: It’s great to have reusable items. I have many as well – my centerpieces were potted flowers with a quilted base that will have a second life as placemats (and well, flower pots). Borrowed necklace for the wedding. Borrowed pie stands. Did not buy pie cutters. etc. That said, I’m more curious about the reselling than the reusing at the moment!
Post # 8
I haven’t tried. My wedding was just two weeks ago, but I don’t know if I’ll sell things or not. We gave the centerpieces away to the people who helped us set up, I’m using the aisle runner I handmade as a wallpaper border for our spare room, and my mom adopted my shoes and all the candles we used. The only things we really could sell are really the dress, veil, and glassware.
Post # 9
This is going to make me sound incredibly lazy but I haven’t even gone through the bins from our wedding almost 8 months ago. I had every intention of trying to sell most of the stuff but never got around to it. A lot of the items that would sell are glassware that I used for our centerpieces so I’ll probably just hold onto them for friends weddings or home decor.
Post # 10
I sold my veil and headband on here, but not my shrug or dress.
Post # 11
Plan on selling:
- Wedding Dress
- Aisle runner
- Centerpieces (orchids in varying height glass pillars/vases. Selling the vases)
- Bathroom boxes
- Extra favors
- Table numbers (Ikea picture frames)
- Flip-Flop box/spare flip flops
- Some vases
- My jewelry and tiara
- All “BRIDE!” gear
- FI’s suit (he’s buying, not renting)
With the exception of my dress, there is a non-zero possibility of giving or selling some of my wedding items to friends. I think 3-4 couples will get engaged in 6-12 months.
Post # 12
I plan on selling a few things from our wedding like the table numbers, candles, birdcage card box etc. No point in keeping them if someone else can use them.
I plan on using WB and Craigslist and if those don’t work perhaps Ebay.
Post # 13
I’m not married yet but I do plan to resale a good majority of the things I am using for my wedding because I just dont want the added clutter in the house. It’s taking up a full closet in our spare bedroom and I haven’t even gotten everything yet haha
My cousin is getting married next year and she has first grabs on whatever she wants, whatever she doesnt want will be posted on craigslist (things that are too costly to ship) the rest will probably list on here for others to snag.
BUt at the same time…
I am on a very low budget and would love to help out someone else on a low budget so I wont be setting the prices to what I paid for it or even just $1-$2 less than what I paid for it (like I have seen many people do so far just to get some of their money back but ugh that just annoys me lol). Just to me if buying new is only $1-$2 more than used I’m going to get new. But that’s just my two cents hahaha
Post # 14
I sold my centeripieces here on the bee. They were cute black candelabras and I had so many bee’s contact me about them.
Post # 15
I donated everything, that’s my style.