PROJECT BRIDAL SWAP! ! ! !

PROJECT BRIDAL SWAP!

The ladies of PW have some amazing shoes, veils, and accesories.  Some of them bought too much for the big day and want to share!  They are looking to gift their new or like-new shoes, veils, and accesories to brides in need who may not otherwise be able to buy or wear them.

 

To participate, there are a few rules!


If you need a bridal item

  • Post your story here in this thread!  Tell us about your wedding, your fiance, and why you need and or would love an item gifted to you by a fellow PW bride!  Please include your shoe size/dress size as applicable, as well as give us a general idea of your overal style and theme!  Feel free to post photos.
  • Please post your wedding date!
  • Be prepared to cover the cost of shipping
  • If a member has something that may work for you, they will contact you privately via PM
  • If you are gifted an item, please make sure to post photos of the item in action at your fittings and wedding!

If you would like to donate a bridal item

  • Items should be a modern bridal style and in new or like-new condition
  • You would be gifting the item to the member and will not get it back
  • The member will pay shipping
  • You get to read through their stories in this thread and decide if you want to contact one of them!  If a members post really speaks to you, and you have something you think they may love and enjoy, send them a PM and include estimated shipping costs.
  • You may also post your item in this thread, but be prepared for a LOT of PM's from brides who want it

RULES:

  • Please be honest
  • PW is not responsible for lost or damaged goods, or failure to deliver
  • I recommend payment of shipping costs be done via Paypal
  •  If you were gifted something, please consider re-gifting it after your wedding!

 

Posted on March 16, 2011 at 5:42 am
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Well I'll have a go at it!


 


My story is a bit of a long one.  In 2002 after I graduated High School one of my good friends was on a creative writing forum and I had drawn pics for the characters in an RPG she was in, so I decided to join so I could join the story too. Ben had (unknowing to me at the time obvs) joined the site in the same month and year as me (Sept 2002). I knew of him since 2002 since we both were in some of the same rpgs, but he was just some random person, not really one of my friends at the time (which happened to be a good thing since at the time I was 18 and he was 14 XD if I had gotten to know him well then it would have been awkwardddddd). Time went on, I got a boyfriend, he became a sort of friend of mine in 2006, although he was slightly annoying since sometimes he would get overly enthusiastic and always wanted to chat me up. He mildly flirted with me which I was with someone at the time and I don't cheat so that contributed to it XD

More time went on, I broke up with my boyfriend in 2008 because he was a huge loser and I was stubbornly trying to make something work that never would, we were totally incompatible but it was my first love so I didn't know how to let go. Afterwards I was going through a rough time with everything in my life changing and nothing was safe or stable. Ben stuck with me (which I still at first thought was annoying XD) and would not take a hint until I finally opened up to him and poured out all my troubles. He was calm and steady and supported and encouraged me, not just with his words but with his actions and how he was living his life. I came to realise he wasn't just that annoying slightly flirty guy I thought at first, he was very wise and deeply caring,but it took awhile for me to realise.

We'd have deep conversations, we collaborated on writing and art projects, we'd play chess on facebook and voice chatted karaoke on msn. So in August 2009 when I had paid off my debt accrued due to my ex, I wanted to take a good vacation. Originally I'd always wanted to go to Hawaii but he convinced me to visit Australia (it didn't take much convincing XD) I was still a bit scared about trusting but I knew I needed to meet him, I loved him more and more every day and I had to see if it would go anywhere in real life. I worked 2 jobs for a total of 14 hours a day just to save up enough for the trip. I met him in Feb 2010 and spent a week with him, he was all I thought he was and more. I knew as soon as I saw him from the top of the escalator that he was the one I would marry, but my brain was all logical and was like "well you need to see if you can live with him first nag nag nag!!". So after that trip we both worked on finding him a visa to come stay with me for an extended period of time, and found that since he was graduating from college in Aug 2010 he was eligible for the J1 exchange visa. He saved up and in Sept 2010 arrived here in the US to begin our year of living together.

It quickly became apparent that my heart was right all along and my brain got the hint as well and we were engaged in Sept 2011 just before he went back to Australia. Now we are in the K1 process, keeping sane through various writing projects, our music video save the date project, msn, emails and skype :3 And this year in Sept (if all goes well) we will be married 10 years to the month of us both joining that forum that started it all :3


 We also have a website:  http://weconqueredtheocean.yolasite.com  Under construction still!!


Our budget is very small since it costs a lot to process his visa, and right now I'm having to plan as much as I can and gather as much as I can in these months as I wait for him.  We can talk via skype which makes it easier but I miss him so badly >.<  I have managed to get my dress ( http://www.bestbridalprices.com/davinci-wedding-dresses-style-8416-p-57612.html?cPath=1&designers=41&neckline=3 On sale for only $200 ) Picked up some wedding jewelry on sale for $50, we are making our invites, making a music vid for a save the date, picked up diy programs at Michaels for $16, but aside from that, nothing else is ready.


 


The things that would be awesome to gift are any sort of decor that is victorian style, like old or old looking typewriters, sewing machines, art, household decor etc etc.  I need shoes, hoping to get victorian style white if anyone happens to have them laying around? lol  Also need some items like an american and australian flags (the size that these men are carrying https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/381514_326135157413469_100000509624380_1321950_1682635383_n.jpg )  I don't have a veil either...hoping for something like this: http://www.antiquelaceheirlooms.com/i//L1307.jpg


 


And finally if anyone knows how to paint or draw really well we are hoping to gather works of art, portraits done of us like how queen victoria and the well to do people of the time period had done. Also need different sized frames that look ornate whether its metal or wood, if they LOOK antique even better! This above all since its a staple of our reception decor, or also paintings or drawings of steampunk type things like airships and such.  Steampunk decor items are also needed!!!


 


WHAT I CAN HELP WITH!  Art in return obvs, ideas, I can find things on the cheap so while I may not be able to buy people stuff if I know what area to look in I can find local deals like nobodys business :3  So hit me up either way ;D

Posted on January 23, 2012 at 5:59 pm
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Haute.Bride I must commend you for you generosity. I pray that you gift your beautiful gown to a well deserving bride who would make you proud. I am proud of you.

I have learned just today that sometimes the little we have is plenty for someone who has none! Keep up the great work.

God Bless!

PW Ladies the gift of love keeps on giving.

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 1:06 pm
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Hi Ladies,


I have two things that were given to me but I won't be using them for my wedding, so if anyone here can use them please let me know!  (Just cover the cost of shipping) :)


- 36 Gray heart shaped escort card holders.  They're really cute and they have 2 little crystals on the top.  For size comparison, that card is a standard business card. 


- 48 little bottles of bubbles (2 boxes, with 24 in each box, Wilton Brand.  Each bottle is approz 2 inches tall.


UPDATE:  The bubbles will be mailed out this week to a deserving bride! (the card holds are still available)


If anyone is interested please send me a message with your zip code and I'll give you the estimated shipping charges.


Hi Ladies I have photo 3284996-1Hi Ladies I have photo 3284996-2


Hi Ladies I have photo 3284996-3Hi Ladies I have photo 3284996-4

Posted on February 2, 2012 at 3:27 am
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I am so excited for this.......thanks 

Posted on February 3, 2012 at 6:11 pm
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size 18w dress for free you pay shipping onlysize 18w dress for photo 3293159-1size 18w dress for photo 3293159-2size 18w dress for photo 3293159-3size 18w dress for photo 3293159-4 5 ' 7" with 2 " high shoes

Posted on February 11, 2012 at 10:23 am
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Hi everyone I am new to this site and I have e to say how kind everyone is! I can use all the help anyone would give me! I married my high-school sweetheart had three kids with him and when our youngest was one he left for his best friends sister. Fir the past five years I have struggled with a full-time job full school schedule and three kiddos. Two years ago I met the most amazing man who will soon be the husband I was meant to have. We have a sweet baby together and with four kids we are on a tight budget... $4000 :/ if anyone can help with anything I would be forever in debt! I am a size 12/14 shoe size 8.5 and am open to anything :)
Posted on February 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm
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Keep it up that's really great to see it.

Posted on February 26, 2012 at 5:36 pm
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Hi, fellow brides, i love this idea of helping other brides and once i do get married, i will help others as they have helped me.  I am asking that maybe some other bride can help me. I just want a beautiful dress and some beautiful shoes.


First, I am grateful to you all so much for this opportunity.  Second, here is my short, but sweet story!


I have never been married and always dreamed of what my soul mate would be like.  After many years (11) on my own, and hardships within my life alone.  I never dreamed in a million years that i would find him.  AND I DID He is kind, caring and loving, makes me laugh all the time.  I'm 48 now, but 7 years ago, i met him. His First kissed had me hook, line and sinker.  After dating and moving in with him only 5 weeks after the first kiss, he proposed on that beautiful snowy christmas morning.  i just fell in love more that day when I looked at him when i saw the ring on the tree.  YES I SAID and grabed hiim and promised i would not ever let go.


He has been through so much, and want to give the world to him, and as so have I been through alot, we both battled cancer and survived, i have survived cancer twice already. 


My father passed away when i was 11 and growing up i got very very close to my mom, so when she passed away 2 hours after my birthday, i was devistated, and now My mom won't be there with me on my day, she was there for of my other sisters and brothers. I didn't get to say goodbye to her when she passed.  the rest of the family did, as i was away at the cottage when she died, but, i know shes with me and will be on my day.


to be honest, i am praying and asking the good lord that this fall will be my day, i have been engaged for 7 years and longing to become his wife and make him proud.  It won't be a big wedding, very very small, but, the only thing that i am dreaming mostly about is the perfect wedding dress.  I don't have the money to purchase one and never will.  So i am asking that maybe someone out there has a beautiful gown they don't need anymore and i could use it for my day.


I am a street size clothing 15-16, dresses size is about 15-16 or 18-20  I stand 5.9 with shoes  and regular i stand 5.7 and a bit. White or Ivory is good, and of course i will swap it to another bride who would appreciate it as much as i would. I just really want a beautiful dress.  I put some photos below to what i love.  I will post later if i think of anything else that i might need, still in the works for alot of things.  May you all be bless.ed


These are the dresses i fell in love with, the style with the droped waist, the Kitty Chen Venice is the exact form and style i love and would fit great.


Kitty Chen - Venice


KittyChen - Daisy


Maggie Sottero - Clemance


Sottery - Midgley - Lucianna


Thank you and may god bless you all for this wonderful site


 


 

Posted on February 29, 2012 at 2:04 pm
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You can check below what styles i love and am looking for, or check my photos at what i like.  am so truely grateful if anyone can help me. The dropped Waist in the first photo of Kitty Chen Venice is exactly what i love.



 


 


Kittychen - daisy


This is my first photo 3306799-2  Maggie Sottero - Clemance


 


This is my first photo 3306799-3 Sottero - Midgley - Lucianna

Posted on February 29, 2012 at 2:10 pm
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,

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 3:28 pm
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This is awesome!

Posted on March 18, 2012 at 7:33 pm
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This is cool!

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 11:28 am
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I cannot beleive that no one has thought of this before.  This is great!  I have a friend that just got married last month and she wants to swap some of here stuff for me.  (She does not have all the stuff I want) but we can swap for it!

Posted on March 29, 2012 at 2:11 am
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I have a weding tent that was doneted to us.  Does anybody want to swap a tent for something?

Posted on April 1, 2012 at 3:28 am
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Hello ,
Well hear is my story, my love and I have been together for 8 years, and 10 years from the first day we talked to each other getting to know each other. We have 2 beautiful kids and have came along way. So me coming from the past I came from, didn't never want to get married. Few years ago I started to change my mind cause he asks me every year on our anniversary. So this being our 10th year in each others life I would like to finally marry the love of my life.
So I am looking to start planning and looking for items for our placings and center pieces and anything that could help.
We are planning our date as August 12 well around that time. My colors I would love to have are the platinum, light blue, and white. lol I know these colors but we are true fans of carolina Tarheels and we are having our wedding in wilmington beach. So I am staying true to my home. So there is just some what of a story and I know I have to put my shoe size 7.5 dress size size 14 but w are having a beach wedding so I am looking for a beautiful sun dress or something flowy.
Thank you
Nicia
Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:23 am
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Hello ladies,


I HAVE BEEN OVERWHELMED WITH HOW THE $$$$ AMOUNTS ARE GOING HIGHER AND HIGHER..I AM UNEMPLOYED AND APPLYING FOR DISABILITY..STAN AND I ARE A OLDER COUPLE. I AM 51 AND STAN IS 58. I WANT A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING. I HAVE NEVER BEEN MARRIED BEFORE. STAN TOLD ME THAT I COULD HAVE A CHURCH WEDDING AND TO USE THE FELLOWSHIP HALL FOR FREE AND OUR PREACHER TOLD US HE WOULD NOT ACCEPT ANY  $$ from us. Already have my WEDDING DRESS $250  VALUE $700. BRIDAL BLVD.COM  CAKE IS BEING DONE BY KELLY THRU UDESIGNS.COM. FOR $200


THESE ARE THEE ONLY THINGS I NEED HELP IN:


CATERING: JEWISH AND AMERICAN CRUISINE. ANY SUGGESTIONS WILL BE HELPFUL


DECORATION:  JEWISH SYMBOLS SUCH AS A STAR OF DAVID, ISREAL FLAG, MENORAHS, ITCHUS(FISH SYMBOL), PROMANDER BALLS, PROMANDER STAR OF DAVID IS AND IDEA I AM PLAYING WITH. BABY BLUE, WHITE AND SILVER AS ACCENT COLORS FOR MY WEDDING.


THEME: PSALMS 122:6 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM


BRIDESMAID DRESSES; SIZE 16/18 AND SIZE 8/10


FLOWER GIRL: SIZE 10


RING BEARER: SIZE 10


TABLE CLOTHS:13 WHITE 50 BY 120?


CLOTH NAPKINS: BABY BLUE 75


RUNNERS: 13 BABY BLUE


CHAIR COVERS: 75 WHITE


CHAIR SASHES: 75 BABY BLUE


PLATES: 10 1/2  75 SILVER


PLATES: 6INCH  75 SILVER


SILVERWARE: DINNER FORKS, SPOONS, KNIVES, CAKE FORK, FOR 75 GUESTS


GLASSES: SILVER COLOR 75


NO DRINKING NOR DANCING ON THE PREMISES..SO THAT IS A GOOD THING I DO NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT.


NOW FOR MUSIC IN THE CHURCH RECEPTION HALL..ANY IDEAS!!!


ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU LADIES HAVE ANY UNIQUE WAYS TO SHOW OFF THE RINGS IN A PHOTO..I DO NOT LIKE FLOWES OR PLANTS..SO I DO NOT WANT SHOTS OF THE RINGS ON EITHER ONE OF THEM..I WANT SOME OUT OF THIS WORLD IDEAS.


THANK YOU,


BRENDA


I LIVE IN GREENVILLE SOUTH CAROLINA 29617 AREA. I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET.


THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO HAVE A BOARD TO ASK FOR FREE ITEMS..IT WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.


 

Posted on April 29, 2012 at 5:18 am
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JULES26


DO YOU STILL HAVE THE BLUE SHOES? IF SO,, DO YOU STILL WANT TO GIVE THEM AWAY TO SOMEONE WHO TRUELY APPRECITATES THE FREE HAND IN HER WEDDING ATTIRE.


THANK YOU,


BRENDA

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 8:01 am
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BECCA BRIDE,


I AM INTERESTED IN THE SLIP...WHAT SIZE IS IT? MONEYS ARE RUNNING SO LOW AND I TRUELY NEED TO WEAR A SLIP BUT JUST CAN NOT HAVE THE MONEYS TO SO SO..PLEASE CONSIDER ME TO RECEIVE THIS ITEM OF YOURS.


 


THANK YOU BRENDA

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 8:08 am
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Hi Ladies,


this is such a fun idea! Hope it works out well for everyone!


Anyway, the "short" version of my story...


My fiance and I actually met online about 10 years ago. We were just online friends for many years before we were both single at the same time about 3 and a half years ago... that's when my fiance decided it was high time for him to finally fly from his hometown of Winnipeg to me in Montreal. We were both crazy nervous of course.. but it was pretty much perfect. we hit it off right away and had an amazing week together.


Unfortunately he had to return to Winnipeg, of course. Once I graduated from University, a few months later, I decided to take the plunge and make the move to Winnipeg... at least to try it out. I've now been in Winnipeg for 3 years!


Nearly 2 years ago, Roger and I took a road trip to Montreal for my cousin's wedding. On our way back, we decided to go through the states and visit NYC, Chicago and Minneapolis. One day in NYC, while visiting central park, he proposed! I started planning the wedding in Montreal right away, unaware of how crazy expensive it would be to have our wedding in downtown Montreal... Plus, we actually just bought a house! unfortunately it doesn't come with any furniture or appliances, which we don't have so we've been considering cancelling our honeymoon (which is scheduled to be a cruise through the atlantic provinces) to pay for the wedding and the appliances for our house.. so basically, my accessories and decorations budget has been slashed to NOTHING.


The dress I bought is quite simple, and I was planning on possible adding on a beaded sash to it to accentuate my waist and bring a little bling to the simple dress. Those sashes are like 250$ in the bridal store! I've found a few I like on Etsy, but it's so difficult to spend 80$ on a sash that I'm not sure how it'll look on my dress so if anyone has one for me I'd greatly appreciate it!


I'm also looking for a few last minute decorations like some lace for decorating jars, and table numbers (our theme is trees, so any table numbers that are rustic), and a "Mr & Mrs" sign. anything would help!


my wedding date is August 18th.


Thank you all so much!!


Melanie

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 8:23 am
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If the other lady doesn't take the shoes, i would love to be gifted of them, they would match my style really nicely.  thank yu so much


 

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