SellMyWedding.co.uk an Online Treasure Trove

When you start planning your wedding, often the cost of your wish list can end up looking pretty scary. This is where Sell My Wedding comes in! I spoke to Rebecca Aspin, the lovely lady behind Sell My Wedding, who filled me in on what it’s all about.

 

 

What is Sell My Wedding ?

It is an online marketplace dedicated to the buying and selling of used or pre-loved wedding items; where you can sell everything to do with the big day from the dress to dressing the reception.

 

 


 

So how does the site work?

How the website works is that sellers simply pay a one off fee of £20 to list an unlimited number of wedding items (although it is currently free to sell for a limited time). There are no individual listing fees, no sales commission and items won’t expire until they have been sold. Sellers can upload their own items, including photos and manage their listings, they also have a profile page so that they can add details about their own wedding to help inspire other brides.

 

Buyers can then search the website via an extensive category list, by season or by theme. To contact a seller directly they simply need to register as a seller and then they will be able to access the seller’s email address to contact the seller directly. So in effect the website is a noticeboard – a wedding marketplace to put buyers in touch with sellers.

 

Sell My Wedding puts newlyweds who are looking to recoup some of the cost of their big day in touch with brides-to-be who are not only looking for inspiration but a way to make their wedding affordable.  Unlike other websites that specialise in selling second hand wedding dresses Sell My Wedding lists everything to do with weddings; from veils to vases. It also features items for the whole wedding party from grooms to pageboys, ushers, bridesmaids to the mother-of-the bride.

 

 

 

 

How did you come with the idea of Sell My Wedding?

As a newlywed myself I was looking for a way to share all the beautiful items and fabulous finds from my wedding with another bride. Three years on, many of the items from my wedding were still in bags and boxes.  It seemed such a shame and waste to banish such beautiful items to the loft, never to be used again. On investigation, I couldn’t find a UK website that specialised in selling second hand wedding items. Although there were websites for selling second hand wedding dresses, there was nothing out there where you could sell everything to do with your big day. I thought that such a marketplace would not only be a great way to help make a wedding more affordable but it would also enable brides-to-be to gain inspiration from newlyweds, who had already done the hard work by trawling websites, magazines and shops to find the perfect items for their wedding.

 

The aim is that the website will become a beautiful wedding boutique, a treasure trove of wedding delights. Just because the items are second hand doesn’t mean that they don’t deserve a fabulous looking shop window in which to be showcased.

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have a few tips for couples to get the best out for your service?

As we have only been live for a few months, there are still lots of empty categories however brides-to-be should keep checking back. We already have a dress for £125 and a tiara priced at £1.99!

 

Also the benefit for brides-to-be is that if they know what they are searching for they can search via an extensive category list or by theme; from traditional or vintage to seasonal. Brought together under one website the aim is that brides will be able to find everything they need for their wedding and as everything is second hand or pre-loved, the beauty is that it will be at a fraction of the original cost.

 

 

 

 

What’s your favourite thing about weddings?

I love everything about weddings.  From a DIY beachside BBQ to taking over a country house hotel, every wedding that I have been to over the years has been uniquely different reflecting the personality of the couple who are getting married. I love the planning and anticipation of a wedding, from the invitation which sets the scene to watching the bride walk down the aisle and seeing the reaction of the groom.  The traditions; from flowers and favours to speeches and superstitious brides who still insist on wearing old, new, borrowed and blue.  I equally love twists on these traditions, from cakes made of cheese to bouquets of sweets, from brides and best women making the speeches to a coordinated group dance number as the first dance. It is these twists that make each wedding unique to the individual couple, setting each wedding apart from the next.

 

Thanks Becca! This is a great site that I’m sure couples will find very useful.