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Recycle Your Old Bridesmaid Dress – It’s Wedding Season!

Always a bridesmaid…never a bride. But where can you recycle your old bridesmaid dress once you’re finished?

(sidenote: no idea what that saying actually means… or where it’s from but it’s funny…)

I always have a blast at my friends’ & family’s weddings. (In fact, I currently have a residence in weddingville.) Yet, I’ve been accumulating bridesmaid dresses that may not always fit me all that well.

Recently I was contemplating what to do with some previous non-reusable dresses… to avoid Katherine Heigl’s fate a la 27 Dresses. Thank goodness Newlymaid landed in my in-box.

You can recycle your old bridesmaid dress AND score a new LBD for a low cost. The concept is great – you send Newlymaid your old dress, they either donate to Clothes4souls to be reused, or recycle dresses by Repreve.  Then, you can purchase a little black dress for a heavily discounted price. Sounds good to me!

Don’t want a new black dress? Try donating your dress to a young woman’s prom or selling your dress on a site like Recycled Bride.

Posted by Julie

 

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

4 thoughts on “Recycle Your Old Bridesmaid Dress – It’s Wedding Season!

  1. Thanks, Julie! I saw this same email from Newlymaid. Genius! Girls may not want another bridesmaid dress but who can ever have enough LBDs??
    -Beth

  2. Ah, weddingville…Selling dresses for free on Bridesmaid Trade.com is another great option for recouping cash on once-worn dresses!

  3. Great idea!

    I’m staying overseas. So I’m just gonna check out it there similar options over here!

    Thanks Julie!

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