*buying my dress on Craigslist from a woman who didn't wear the dress because she became pregnant
*trying to use the supplies I've amassed through my business, Re-Used Muse
* using old buttons from my grandmother's collection
*making banners and signs out of the refuse from someone's matting/framing project
*making pennants/prayer flags from old sample books that design companies regularly throw away
*snagging an old suitcase and making it new again
I'm slowly but surely making flower balls, which will sit atop vases. I'm hoping to put battery-operated lights inside the vases.
Also, in keeping with the recycle, reduce, reuse idea, I'll likely turn around after the wedding and try to sell these items to some other bride who scouts out wedding items on Craigslist or other yard sale-type sites. After all, why should every bride be going out and trying to buy this stuff brand new? It strikes me as a sisterhood, and I like the idea of handing things down to the next girl who is taking this big and important life step.