As someone busily planning a ’30s inspired wedding, I took a fancy to the posts created by Amanda for her blog, Ruffled. According to her bio, she too was planning a similar wedding for herself in 2007 and enjoyed the process so much she started sharing her finds with brides-to-be. Thus Ruffled was born, and now many more readers can enjoy her vintage finds and hand-made musings.

DIY projects abound here, from cake décor to centerpiece ideas to seating charts…I love the playing card board she created for table assignments…so smart and cool.
One of the best tabs on the Ruffled site is “Recycle Your Wedding.” Think Craigslist meets The Knot. When your wedding is over, instead of trashing leftover items like favors, décor, toppers, etc., why not offer them out to another bride to use. The site offers a platform for former brides to list their items at a discounted price. Let go of extra vases, lanterns, votive holders, lines and more…I even saw some gorgeous dresses on there. Best of all, it’s free to post. Enjoy!
Check it out at
Blog Post by Always a Bridesmaid Columnist Darren Elms.
Photo courtesy of Ruffled.

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