(Closed) Decorations….when the wedding is over

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Alanabanana:  LOL I had to chuckle a lil at the “Ugh….the other night I dreamt that she showed up to my wedding with a shopping  cart!”

 

Ughhh I think we have all had friends like that…..I have a cousin exactly like that! You know I’d just be completely honest and say something like……I have a lot invested into the wedding and I am planning on selling my stuff after the wedding in order to recoop some of the costs!!  If she doesn’t want to go in on half now its not really fair to you to just have to give it to her.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yeah tell that girl to get her shopping cart out of your wedding!  I’d say, I plan to sell after the wedding, I’ll make a craigslist ad or something and share the info with you after the wedding.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Alanabanana:  I think it is perfectly acceptable and standard for decor items to sell for 1/2 price after they’ve been used once. That is annoying that your friend is eyeballing your decor before you’ve even had a chance to use it. Since she’s not interested in purchasing, sell elsewhere, and have that be your answer to her zillion questions.

Post # 6
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Newbee

@icetea:  I agree! Telling her you’re going to sell them lets her know she won’t be getting them by default. but giving her the heads up makes it seems as though you’re doing her a favor. You could even tell her you’ve already had interest if you want to put her off having yours at all!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@icetea:  +1

People who assume things are the worst.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Not sure how close this “friend” is but, if it were a good friend of mine, I’d offer for her to use whatever for free as long as it gets returned after. Then I’d sell them. Sometimes karma is worth more than money and being nice doesn’t have to mean being a doormat.

Post # 9
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Newbee

After your wedding, if she DOES express interest in any of your decorations, then offer to sell them to her…don’t give them to her 😉

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Offer to sell her anything after the wedding at a discounted price do not give anything to her why does she feel that she should get something for free? Let her know that you are posting a listing on craigslist but you will let her have first picks of anything she would like to purchase at a discounted price since these items are in “used” but perfect condition.

I’m selling stuff on ebay right now and have been very successful so far. I sold my bridal sher cake toppers I had two one on the cake and one displayed for fun, my white wrist length bridal gloves, my bridal jewerly, bridal headpiece and my winter wedding cape for outdoor photos. Try ebay as well.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Yah I would tell her I plan to sell them after the wedding and if she wants them then, she can buy them. 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Many people have difficulty talking money with friends or family. I would stop hinting and be more direct. Ask her if she wants to split the cost of decorations with you. If she doesn`t, or balks at paying half, then let her know you will be selling them after the wedding in case she changes her mind.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

if you’re not doing anything with them then I don’t see why she can’t just have them.  If you’re planning to sell them, let her know that and she is welcome to buy them from you (I’d discount the price a bit for her). If she wants to buy them I don’t see why it’s a big deal to sell them to her over a stranger.

I let people borrow some of my wedding decor things that I bought new and haven’t even used yet. No big deal.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’d tell her I’m putting them up on a certain website, give her the prices I’m selling them for and tell her I’d bring them down a bit (to a SPECIFIC $) if she wants them. If she thinks it’s too much just say okay, nbd

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Alot of very much sought-after items will go for just a smidge less than the actual cost, usually no less than half.

If she wants the items for super cheap, I would tell her you already have a buyer.

I for sure, know how much decor costs, as we’re shelling out quite a large sum of money, and there’s no way i’d almost give away most of my stuff when I stand a chance of making some of my money back.

That being said, I might let a friend borrow an item or something that they really loved, but I wouldnt let them use all kinds of stuff.

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