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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Ladies, I still have a FG white dress available for gifting. 


Ladies I still have photo 2878890-1  Here is a pic of it and the size is a size 4.

Posted on April 19, 2011 at 12:03 am
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I meet my fiance back in high school we started dating my senior year while he was a sophmor I fell in love with right away we ended up braking up at the end of the year and going our own ways not really talking much for the last few years .Then this last year he added me on facebook and we started talking then in september we saw eacher other for the first time and I knew I still loved him like I did in school after that a day did not go by that we did not see each other then in november he asked me out I was so shocked.Then in jan he asked me to marry him and I said yes . Then in feb I got pregnat and we were so happy then two weeks ago I lost it . I have always wanted a real wedding but since he asked me I just thought we would go to the court house but he wants a real one now so I could really use all the help I can get. I wear a size 20 22 dress I hope smaller by the wedding and a 10 so shoes. I don't really have a theme for my wedding yet we just really started planning it like two days ago and starting to stress about money because neither of us are working right now and I have no family to help since my mom died on christmas. Thanks everyone who reads this I hope someone can help me.
Posted on May 4, 2011 at 7:48 pm
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Well here goes.


I left home just after high school and migrated with my mom. Now I am back home after a life of bad relationships, growing pains and a foreclousure.


Returning to an abandon house with two suitcases, my young child and a broken rice pot. Here I was not knowing where to start but knowing I am here to stay so make the best of it.


My container arrived 6wks after we did. Under the conditions we needed the 6 weeks to get the leaks fixed and ready to recieve our "home". That was November-January.


In the last week of January my cousin died in an accident and a good school friend was killed the same day. I attended both funerals. It was at my firends funeral I saw him again after 20yrs. The shy girl came back but only for a moment. The guy I had a crush on back then was passing me by again and my heart leaped.  This time I didn't run as he approched. (ran into a wall once trying to avoid him...lol)


The funeral was like a sad school reunion from the principal to the freshmen were there all grown up and acknowledging each other.


He stayed at my side the entire time. He spoke to me and I hung on every word. He offered to take me home not before getting dinner for my son (a major plus). He was different. We talked til 2AM and still do to this day. It has been over a year. 


We have both been married before and didn't really feel like love would grace us ever again. (not sure either of us really wanted it to) but it did. I have one son and he has two daughters.


Neither of us is rich or fiancially secure. He has a small one man businiess and I am just trying to get a boutique started. (Gently worn clothes) ;-).


When he asked me to marry him he said he would like to do his dream wedding "A simple elegant comfortable beach wedding". This had also been my dream where everything is super comfortable but elegant. No shoes, no jacket, no tie.


I still believe a bride should have her dream dress if nothing else but i am willing to compromise.


He asked me to marry in Jan 2012 but I said Yes to June 2012. Three months ago the car broke and the proposal changed to "let's elope". He can't see us affording not even a small wedding. (he needs the car to transport tools and reach clients) we rented as much as we could but we can't any more so the jobs are coming in slower than usual and the car is a whole other story... We are working on it though...


"Lets just elope. I love you very much and in the sight of God I want to do this right. We both deserve it plus I have never been happier and more in love."


Elope?? No! I did that before. I am an only child and he is his mother's son :-) our parents will be hurt(mine twice), our children will be hurt. I would be hurt! I am not doing this again and I didn't do it the way I would have liked to the first time.


I have decided to make this our dream wedding and DYI this baby all the way. I have time now. So I have started collecting dried branches, flowers, stones, and sand for center pieces. Started planting flower seeds. Usually, I won't plant it unless I can eat it. :-)


My dress will hopefully be made by my mom (the way it should be). Giving her the honor.


Our beach theme wedding will be blue and brown. I'll post my dream wedding and you may assist wherever you can.


I would like umbrellas and flowers for our ceremony spot on the beach.


Unity vases 6 so our children can each have one as we unite our families.


3 Calla lily bouquet (hopefully)


I would like vases and candy jars


FLYING LANTERNS please if anyone has these I would appreciate these the most just a few!


I am sure there are other things I haven't thought about yet but I am sure it will come by June 2012.


Ladies if nothing else thank you for letting me tell my story. Although my wedding will be very humble compared to the many I have seen, I too will be happy to pass on what I have including the handmade items to the next bride.


 

Posted on May 6, 2011 at 11:48 am
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here's my story:


three years ago, i had a seriously high-paying corporate job in the transportation industry.  i had been there for three years, bought a house on my own, got a new car, could easily pay all of my bills with money to spare. and then--chaos in the economy.  diesel at $5.00 a gallon.  my company lost it's CFO.  our CEO, VP credit & collections, controller, marketing, operations...all gone.  accounting was one of the last to get hit, but i'm also not a CPA...and so they let me go.  i've only been let go from a company one other time (car wreck, broke my neck, yada yada yada) and i was devestated.


since then, i have been looking everywhere.  i was with a collections firm for 6 months and repossessed houses (yikes...talk about depressing) and now i'm working for a bank.  but the money is half yes, half of what i used to make.  i'm putting my house up for sale because i can no longer afford it and my car payment.  i tried getting a roommate in january, but they flaked out on me, and now i'm high and dry.  i've blown through most of my 401K trying to keep my head above the water, but i know i'm not alone.


there are a few things i "need," (earrings, bracelet, centerpiece boxes) but the one thing i've really been looking for is a pair of navy heels. (my something blue)  i want something different, and i don't have the cash flow right now to blow $60+ on a pair, but i also have a lot of time to go, so if someone else is more needy, i totally understand.

Posted on May 8, 2011 at 10:39 am
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Aggiebride...BEAUTIFUL WORK! Thank you for your generousity. Nothing like a handmade piece...Special for your special day!


PW Ladies. Thank you for your inspirations. Love, Luck and many blessings to the givers and recievers.

Posted on May 10, 2011 at 5:52 pm
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Aw, thanks so much! I still have all my materials, and no one has requested anything yet, so it's still available! :)

Posted on May 12, 2011 at 11:53 am
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wow! PW NEVER ceases to amaze me. 


I must go through my items now. 

Posted on May 12, 2011 at 1:16 pm
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Hello, I have a two tier finger tip white veil that I am offering. PM me if you can use it:)

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 4:38 pm
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Also if you are in need of Asian items, I do have gold chop sticks, fan holders and hand drums.

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 4:39 pm
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I'm a new member, and couldn't think of a better way to intigrate myself than posting here! You girls seem so nice :).

Shawn & I met five years ago through a mutual friend. I was in a really bad place at the time; my Mom had passed away that year, my sister four years before her, and there was an overwhelming amount of televised drama going on with my father. Shawn, whom is quite possibly the most down to earth person you'll ever meet, was coming from a pretty stable & loved background. I think he might have thought that I needed a friend.. who knows! But it went from there :).

He's proposed to me numerous times, but this last one fit the bill. We're a pretty simple couple, and as I have minimal family and most of his are out of town, we'll be going to the courthouse to say I do with my Grandparents & his parents. Reception/celebration for all of our friends and his extended close family to follow.

We're extremely budget oriented, he works a minimum wage job, and I'm an STNA. Ontop of a pending surgery ( the 26TH of this month) that will put me off work for two weeks, I'll hopefully be starting school ( for my RN ) just a few months after this, so we're pulling this all together with keeping that in mind. The reception will be fall themed, as of right now I have no dress or veil ( I was actually thinking of investing in a pretty pants suit ), and we're playing everything else by ear :). And any suggestions from you budgety wives to be would be greatly appreciated!
Posted on May 17, 2011 at 3:29 am
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Posted my story before but could not add pics. So here are a few of the items I am looking for.


Looking for a vase to go through my cake. If you have it and won't mind parting with it I would be truly greatful. All I came up with so far is one of those chemistry measuring cylinders or glasses giving you the "illusion" that the flowers are going through the cake. Any other bright ideas? Would prefer a vase though...lol


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lPosted my story before photo 2941659-1PS... My mom got me blue flying lanterns ths week. LOVE YOU MOM! and thank you PW ladies for your effort in assisting me. Keep scrolling...my effort so far. :-) Horrible pics but beautiful in person. Need to invest in a camera...lol


Posted my story before photo 2941659-2


These are going to be my DIY center pieces. inspired byPosted my story before photo 2941659-3


I'll be happy to help anyone where I can. Each one teach one. :-D. keep up the great work PW.


 

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 12:34 pm
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Your  DIY center pieces,it is great!!!
Posted on May 17, 2011 at 7:46 pm
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This is awesome!

Posted on May 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm
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Hello all, if anyone in the DFW (Dallas-Ft.Worth
area) is looking for candle votives or vases, both square and cylinder. They
are yours, just not willing to do the whole shipping thing. Below is how I used them.


 


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Posted on May 22, 2011 at 8:51 am
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awesome! Great things

Posted on May 22, 2011 at 8:20 pm
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This is awesome!

Posted on May 23, 2011 at 7:43 pm
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Hello everyone, my wedding is set for April 14, 2012
... I am a 27 yr old mother of 3 girls n about to be stepmom to 1 boy n 1 girl. I am currently a full time college student (dual major early edu/ special edu) and working full time (630-630) monday-friday. I finically support my whole family alone as my FI had a mental break down at the end of last year. He grow up 23 yrs not knowing his mother n her family. In december he met her n learned some information which lead to his brea down. My oldests daughter is very active in school sports n that takes up most of my extra income. She's 13 yrs old. Shortly after FI n I began dating we learned I was pregnant but also need surgery for possible cancer. I went through with surgery n lost the baby about 3 weeks later. It was emotinally rough especially for a new relationship.
We are getting married outside by the bay in spring. I wear a 2x or 18 in clothes. Shoe size 8. Colors are black, white, silver w zebra accents. I have not bought anything yet. I want a formal princess wedding but on a small budget. Thanks
Posted on May 26, 2011 at 8:10 am
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Next  story...cant wait..

Posted on May 30, 2011 at 4:55 pm
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Viette

This really is a great idea- are there not sites already dedicated to this? 

Posted on May 30, 2011 at 4:57 pm
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This is such a great idea. I know that there are plenty of unemployed brides like myself who can definitely benefit from this. Thanks for starting this thread!!!

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 10:15 pm
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