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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This is wonderful. I know where I'll be coming once my wedding is over!! What a great way to "pay it forward" for all the great advice, support, and $$ saving tips I've gotten from PW ladies!!

Posted on March 25, 2011 at 4:36 am
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I just wanted to say how wonderful this is. Everyone of you girls is amazing, and I am so pleased to be a part of this forum.
Posted on March 25, 2011 at 4:55 am
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I already post my story. Just to recap my wedding is on January 22 2012 and my Fi and I are on a very tight budget. Because my FI is the only one working right now. But now I have found the location for our wedding. And I'm in need for some tablecloths and chair-covers. My colors are black and red but I'll take any color. I'll make it work. Are if anyone has any ideas on a low cost tablecloths and chair-covers I'm up for anything.

Posted on March 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm
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Hello ladies,


My name is Nicole. My FI and I met one miserable cold colorado winter. I was up there for some unknown reason with my sister, and we were so broke we hardly had heat. I had left Port Aransas tx for an engagement to my best friend of 17 years. The engagement ended after 2 weeks. He was an @ss. So there I was cold and lonely with no way to get back to Texas. I met Mike on a dating web site. I wasnt very interested in him after we talked on the phone, but he was very persistant. So the first night we met, I can remember the first look I had at him. My head was cocked sideways as I got into his jeep, (it was a mess, or trash bin IYKWIM) but he had blue eyes, and while not my normal "type'', i WENT TO HIS PLACE. aND IT HAD heat!!!I was in love after our first kiss.


FF to the evil ex best friend. He contacted my Ex husband and down right LIED to him, and so the Ex tried to get full custody of my kids who lived with him. I got served with custody papers and a restraining order, and had 10 days to get back to Texas. Once again God got me there, but my FI (not yet engaged) was staying in Co. So we did the long distance thing, and where I doubted hed really move to Texas, he lost his job on my birthday, and 3 days later we were together in Tx. Dispite a medical condition that prevented me to get pregnant ever again, well, now I have a 6 month old!


My wedding is based on a joke. My grandfather told me growing up that if I ever got pregnant while not married, hed marry me off on the courthouse steps. So thats what we are doing. Were having an old fashioned southern living martha sterwart picnic on the courthouse lawn for a reception.


My FI is working full time and a full time student. We are supporting ourselves and 4 kids ourselves. I am on ssi for a disability. I have gotten ALL of my wedding stuff from goodwill. but were low on funds for the rest of the decor. The courthouse were using is under construction and there is a ugly chain lenght fence all around it. I am going to put up white sheets on the fence to hide the uglyness.


My list of needs are for the reception. And its a bit long, but here goes....


White sheets, pastel blue sheets (both flat) small picture frames, those curvy garden stakes, breakfast trays, small tables, and lap desks with legs. Flower garlands (blues and whites) wicker trashcan or flower pots, throw pillows (pastel any color) sun tea holders and I think that is it. My wedding is June 18th, international picnic day. I will pass along any items as soon as were done. Paper plates and napkins in blues, and plastic toasting glasses also.


My BIGGEST wish is an antique looking baby buggy for the baby to ride in. This I can return.


Fingers crossed!


I have a cute white sundress strapless that I know I wont be able to get into, size 5 to gift to someone.


Thanks ahead of time!

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 5:23 am
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I have an Ivory(light off white) faux fur wrap with ribbon closure that I am willing to gift to anyone.  I never wore it it was so small for my December wedding. I got it from Etsy but its suppose to fit size 10-16 supposedly.  I also have some tealight candle holders left that people can have.  We put like 3 on each table for 9 tables people may have taken some so I can count this weekend. Please PM me because I am at work and cannot be on PW all day, I should get the email notification.  I also have the Unity Candle Holder set from Michaels.  And I can check whatever else is left from December.   Oh our Table numbers were Blinged out in Red and Silver Crystels 1-9 and So were our WE DO cake table numbers.  Check my Bio. 

I love how we can help others....

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 5:55 am
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This is my first post (I'm a newbie but have been stalking this website for a bit) and this whole concept makes me really happy!


My FI and I met each other at college and I knew he was the one after only a few weeks of consistently taking walks together, going on dates and getting to know one another. One thing I love about him is that he is a true romantic :) He is constantly doing these thoughtful and personal gestures and he has made me the happiest woman alive! That is not to say that we haven't been through our share of trials though, from situations at home to a long distance relationship that we're in now (he's from MA) but FI has been there, right by my side through it all and I can't imagine my life without him! We recently got engaged on March 5, 2011 and we've been together a year and almost 2 months! We have been planning on having a short engagement since the beginning because both of us knew the goal in our dating was marriage. Neither of us is done with school since he started late (hadn't yet decided what he wanted to do until last fall) and I have one year left because I added a couple Minors (when I graduate I'll be double Majoring and triple Minoring) but we're excited to start our life together no matter what sacrifices we have to make. Our wedding will be a simple but elegant gathering of family and friends on the 14th of August this year and both of us are determined to work as much as we can over 40 hours a week in order to have the wedding we would like, the simple honeymoon we desire and have some savings set for our future together.


Things that I would appreciate receiving/looking at include:


- peacock feathers (any quantity)


- a A-line crinoline (preferrably dyeable)


- any peacock things to decorate with for the reception


- a birdcage


- anything in dark teal, bright blue, peacock eye green, or a deep and vibrant purple (my colors)


Thanks ladies! You all are amazing and have great hearts! :)

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 7:00 pm
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I love this! my wedding is months away but I hope I can donate some thing afterwards. We all know how expensive weddings are! Anything helps :)

Posted on March 29, 2011 at 11:13 am
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My story... My fi and I have been engaged for almost a year and half but I really don't have much of my wedding planned. My wedding is in march 2012. I thought when I first got engaged that I would have everything planned and bought by now, but I haven't had the money to buy be quad me and my fi just don't make enough for bills and extras and we dont have enOugh credit to even buy stuff with plastic. Right now we are having to live with my aunt and are looking for a place of our own that we can afford. And on top of that he needs to have a surgery this summer to reconnect things that were separated in a surgery he had a few years ago. So needless to say, money is tight now and is only going to get tighter. It's been hard planning the wedding because the lack of money really stifles my dreams and makes planning a little lackluster. I'm such a optimist that I really thought the money issues would work themselves out and I would be doing great now. I'm still trying to find a venue. I've made myself a deadline of the end of April. Dress shopping done by the end of may. To be honest I need so much. I do have a really good support team in my mob and my mom, and pw of course. Right now the things I'm looking for is 120 red napkins. I don't know about table linens yet. I need any fake red roses I can get. And the main thing Im looking for now is a couPle o veils to hide my scar on my arm that I got from skin cancer removal. The scar is about 6 inches long on my right arm. It has a indention because they had to remove about an inch deep. When I went and tried on dresses, we played around with hiding it and it took 2 or 3 veils. So I want one cathedral length in an off white or ivory. And one or two elbow length ones. That's really the main things I'm looking for right now. Any decor or anything u can think of that u would like to pass my way, I know I would appreciate it. Please just pm me an let me know.
Posted on March 29, 2011 at 11:20 am
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Great Thread!


After my May 14 Wedding I will be looking forward to donating my Wedding dress and my veil.


My wedding dress is a white Mori Lee 4701 from the Blu collection. Its a size 6. No alterations on the hem just an added french bustle and C cups (to help the girls out). I was going to donate it anyway, but where else is there a better place to know it will go to a good home than here on PW?


My Veil is a white fingertip oval (it can either be two tier or blusher) Pencil edge veil. Its on a hair comb. Its pretty normal. Nothing special.


PM me if youre interested in either and we can make arrangements for me to send the item to you sometime after May 14. :0)

Posted on March 29, 2011 at 12:18 pm
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I had the hardest time finding green shoes for my wedding, so I'd love to pass them on to someone else who loves green!


These are the shoes:


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They are the Womens Trust Fund Pump--by Two Lips


I got them from Endless.com and wore them for 90 minutes, max. I put those little adhesive inserts inside to pad the balls of my feet (you can see them in the bottom 2 photos, with the little bows on them.) They are size 9 and have a 3.75" heel. I wore them out on the street a little but like I said--not even 2 hours of wear. My feet couldn't handle the pressure so as soon as we got to the church I switched to a lower heeled wedge for the rest of the day. I usually wear an 8.5-9 so these are pretty true to size. They have a shiny copper/gold bottom.


Like I said... I had a heck of a time finding a green closed toe heel for my wedding, so I'd be happy to share with some one else who is in the same boat! :) Send me a PM if you are interested.

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 2:52 am
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I still have these if any wants them..I have to make room(DH is forcing me to get rid of some stuff)..PM me..I may ed up putting them in classifieds!


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Posted on April 1, 2011 at 3:10 am
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I know first hand how much it sucks to have literally NO budget. Because of this fact I have been doing A LOT of DIY projects and I recently found one I like doing: garters.


I have left over black lace from making my garter, so if you are interested in a free garter (might even have enough left for a garter set), PM me what colour ribbon you would like, and maybe a nice story about you and your FI.


I hope I can help someone out!!


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(The one I just made, it is actually a hunter green ribbon, not a dull green. :P )


**Edit! - Starlingbudds will be getting a free garter set made!! However, if you are still in need of one, and on a low budget, don't hesitate to contact me, I would love to work something out!!**

Posted on April 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm
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I had to take my giveaways off because I don't know if I will be cut off from Workers Compensation. I hurt my back and shoulder in December but they are saying my injury is not work related, so now I have to try and apply for Long Term Disability or Sick pay, so know I am trying to sell my stuff instead of giving it away.  Sorry.

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 9:19 am
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My name is Chrissy I am engaged to Anthony. Between us we have  3 children. ANthony is the bread winner. I had to give my job up last summer to take care of his daughter who we now have custody of because her mother is worthless( a bipolar drug addict who abused her) Anthony and I have been through hell and back sorry about the language but due to  his daughters mother. She has tried to drag us into court saying I abuse her daughter starve her abuse my kids ectect. It's been a really stressful year there is more to the story put it this way his "baby mama is the ultimate lifetime movie net work ultra villain" It's that bad. But I love My step daughter and my faincee very much. We actually met last March (2010) through myspace. We talked for weeks before we met.  We met and it was love at first sight.He is an amazing man who just got mixed up with the wrong girl. We are down to his income as well as the child support my ex pays for my two kids( my fiancee considers them his as well) We have been on a bumpy road together. we have been up and down with his income due to court and bills. We were fine till he was laid off for a couple weeks. That hurt us bad. April 29th my gown was supposed to come home its on layway at davids bridal. Today he didn't want tio break my heart but he did by saying we can't afford to  pay on my gown so it has to  be cancelled. I balled my eyes out. He wasn't doing it to be mean but on top of that he wrecked our car lastnight with because of a deer. he can still drive it. But the hood has to be replaced the fender and light ugh. Wait best part is he didn't have full coverage on it .So atm my wedding dreams along with court costs and bills and the car have come up to be heartbreaking. Everything was coming together the venue the gown the invites and now this. My dream wedding is to have him waiting at the end of the aisle for me. But right now it looks like my dream has become a nightmare. I don't know what I can and can't afford.  My wedding colors were champagne and wine/burgundy. If anyone has anythng they don't need and can help I hope you can. I have 2 gowns I am willing to trade . One was 178.00 with the tag still on it not the price tag but the dye tag the other was worn one and I paid 150.00 for it. I am will to trade . I want to marry the man of my dreams but feel like my world is caving in on me. My biological mother is nothing to me she never wanted  me and let me know that and still does.  She isn't invited to my wedding so I have no parental help either except from my mil to be. Please let me know if you can help  ty. if not ty anyways.

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 3:23 pm
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Ladies the veils are no longer available bur i have 20-22 2 inch white candles for votivers. If you can puth them use PM me.

Posted on April 8, 2011 at 9:38 am
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Hey guys,


  Im not posting for me, but my step sister. They asked me to plan the wedding and they literally have nothing. Bc they are same sex they had to go to CT to get married and now almost a year later are finally ok enough with their families to want to start planning for a reception. Shes a social worker and her wife is a mechanic apprentice. They really dont make a lot of money. They are such an amazing couple though. They have been through the worst of the worst (coming out to two families who pretty much refused to acknowledge their relationship) but came out stronger and more in love. I really want to suprise them with an amazing reception. They think they are getting a small, no decor BBQ. but I want to give them what they  deserve.


So im appealing to anyone that has any beachy wedding stuff to get rid of. We (me and my step bro) are going to "TRY" and recreate their wedding/CT getaway on the beach.


Thank you so much ladies

Posted on April 9, 2011 at 6:29 pm
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Hi Everyone!
My sister and I are throwing a suprise RENEWAL of vows for my parents 27th anniversary.


June 4, 2011. On the beach in MI.


They did not EVER have a wedding so this will be the wedding "they've never had"


We are looking for:


A size 12 white dress "destination feel" maxi dress type ......nothing fancy.


Lime green fun accessories.


lime green flip flops sizes 8-10, anything!!!!!


we're starting from scratch:)


an L cake topper.................


 


thanks so much ladies, anything would be SO appreicated! We're on such a tight budget trying to do this surprise.


 

Posted on April 11, 2011 at 8:33 am
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I just wanted to share that the Hair Comb I gifted was sent out today!


This is seriously one of the best things ever.


As another gift, I would love to make someone their wedding jewelry. Here is an example of a set I made for one of my friends, and I have some leftover supplies that I would be willing to make into something for another lovely bride (or out of smaller seed beads). Let me know if you cannot afford jewelry, and I may be able to hand craft something for you, to pay it foreward for some of the wonderful things people have helped me out with.


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Let me know if you are in need of a necklace/earrings/bracelet, and while I have supplies, I will see what I can do. :)

Posted on April 11, 2011 at 12:06 pm
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My fi and I met while I was goin thru a divorce(abusive&alcoholic a**).  Fi had just been dumped by his ex 2 months before the wedding after suffering a miscarriage. We met online thru myspace and just started talking.  We started out as friends. Mainly someone to talk to.  Had our first date, dinner and a movie, while in the movie te fire alarms go off. we stayed in the parking lot in 2-3 am talking. then went to the park the next day and continued.  a little more background. I am a renaissance freak and he races motorcycles and we embrace the others hobbies.  I drag him to faires and I am his pit crew at the track.  We are planning our wedding on shoestring budget. I was told i was crazy for how much i have budgeted.  We are having a riverside ceremony follwed by a short reception.  I found my dress at a consignment shop and made my own bouquets from artificial flowers. I am decorating inside with balloons. I thought it would be cute.  We are getting married June 26. Cant wait 70 days.  I have my veil, shoes, and gown. The other thing i am really looking for is a parosol to cover up outside for pics.  Plain White is fine or it could have writing. dont care.  I will be donating some stuff In July to others.  Thanks to all.



Also a small tiara would be nice
Posted on April 16, 2011 at 9:38 am
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I have posted my story before, I ordered my dress and it came in in the wrong colour.  A really dark teal, instead of the light teal I wanted.


So if anyone has a dress that would fit a size 16 and want to get rid of it.  Let me know.

Posted on April 18, 2011 at 7:28 am
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