As Lauryn Thornton helped her sister Courtney plan her local wedding, they watched as the expenses began to pile up. “We were coming up with ideas for decor, and we started to wonder,” says Lauren. “With DIY such a huge thing now, what are are all these brides doing with the 100 mason jars and hundreds of feet of tulle and all the other items they have leftover after their weddings?”
Well, they figured it out, because this weekend, on Saturday, November 16 from 9am-2pm and Sunday, November 17 from 10am-2pm, Lauryn and her business partner Kelly Brinker will be holding the first ever Toss the Bouquet Sale at Appleford in Villanova.
Here, past brides can sell on consignment all of their gently used stuff from their wedding that they'd like to both unload and see go to good use—anything from their gown, veil and accessories (shoes, clutches, jewelry, ring bearer pillows, flower girl paraphernalia) to various decor, DIY, and paper items (vases, candles, ribbon, the aforementioned and omnipresent mason jars, table runners, cake stands; you name it)—and future brides can scoop it up a wonderfully discounted prices.
If you're interested in selling, here's a list of the type of stuff they'll accept, and here's how it actually works. (You just register online, and there's a $10 consignor's fee.) And if you'd like to shop, just show up! There will be over 400 items for sale this weekend, and the ladies are planning on more sales in the future.