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Monday, July 13, 2009

Wedding Yard Sale?


Well, Hello there Ladies!

I totally promise to get back to my post about my vintage bohemian chic wedding, but this past week has been out of control. I sent out my save the dates (YAY! Post about those soon to come) and I am in the midst of working on my Family Law exam. I did, however, have a question to put out there to you wonderfully smart and thrifty Metro DC soon-to-be brides...

I have been conversing with a local bride to be that I met through The Knot about sharing the cost of paper lanterns. I also posted some Polaroid film I have been hoarding on Ebay in an effort to make some extra cash. As I mentioned in a previous post, I AM CHEAP. So, I have been working on trying to find ways to save money on EVERY aspect of this wedding, even if its just a few dollars here and there.

I was browsing The Knot this morning and saw several posts from local women selling their wedding goods and then a light bulb went off in my head *DING* Wouldn't it be neat to have a wedding yard sale? Local brides and recently married ladies could come to the same place, at the same time, on the same date and trade, buy or sell goods to one another. Win. Win. Right?

What do you all think? I was thinking about a place in DC that is free to use and already has tables/benches, like Rock Creek Park, on a Sunday afternoon (because we all have weddings to attend on Saturdays). I was thinking...hmmm...late August? Does anyone know if a permit is needed for something like this? Feedback is totally appreciated, Ladies (even if you think the idea is crazy)!

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8 Comments:

Blogger Kathryn&Will said...

This is an awesome idea!

Monday, July 13, 2009 8:54:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Glen Echo said...

Thanks! I am hoping to see how many folks would be interested and then do some more research. If it looks like at least 20 people would show up, then I will work on actually making it happen!

Monday, July 13, 2009 9:41:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Charleston said...

I think this idea is perfect. I have a TON of stuff that I bought impulsively. I bet we can do something like that relatively easy. I don't know if you need a permit, but you can also look at the millions of parks in Arlington and Alexandria.

There is also the flea markets in Georgetown and Clarendon on the weekends:
http://www.georgetownfleamarket.com/for_vendors

Let is know if this is a go because I would love to help/contribute/sell stuff! We can let area brides know and hope to get a good turn out:-)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 12:34:00 AM  
Blogger sneffik said...

I would totally come. I'm getting married early September and would come to a wedding yard sale for sure. Heck-if you decide to have one after Sept 5th, I'll come and set up a table! Baltimore isn't far =)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 8:22:00 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I would TOTALLY come! I'm cheap too and I'm pouring over Craigslist and Ebay for good deals. I can imagine there are a ton of items that I would buy. Keep us posted!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 9:56:00 AM  
Blogger Christie said...

Awesome idea! I would love to come to a wedding yard sale. Just let me know the time and the place. Great job Miss Glen Echo! :-)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 10:10:00 AM  
Blogger Miss Glen Echo said...

Ok, the plan is to draft a proposal of some sort and submit to some venues here and there and see if they allow a one time event. If you guys know of any potential locations, let me know. I am going to look into the site you sent, Miss Charleston and get back with you guys.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 10:26:00 AM  
Blogger Miss Charleston said...

Miss Glen Echo--let me know if you need any help:-)

Email is nicandjorwedding@gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 2:48:00 PM  

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