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How to Shop Second Hand for your Wedding

Shopping second hand for your wedding can be a great way to save money and reduce your environmental impact. Here are some tips for finding the perfect second hand wedding items:

  1. Start your search early. The earlier you start looking, the more likely you are to find the perfect items at a great price.

  2. Be flexible with your budget. Second hand items can be found at all price points, so don't be afraid to negotiate.

  3. Be creative with your search. Don't just look in traditional wedding stores. Consider thrift stores, consignment shops, and online marketplaces.

  4. Be prepared to do some work. Shopping second hand can take some time and effort, but it's worth it in the end.

Here are some specific places to look for second hand wedding items:

  • Thrift stores: Thrift stores are a great place to find affordable wedding items. You can find everything from dresses to tablecloths to decorations at thrift stores.

  • Consignment shops: Consignment shops sell gently used items that have been donated by previous owners. Consignment shops can be a great place to find unique and one-of-a-kind wedding items.

  • Online marketplaces: Online marketplaces like eBay and Poshmark are a great place to find a wide variety of second hand wedding items. You can find everything from dresses to jewelry to accessories on online marketplaces.

  • Camelot Meadows Wedding Garage Sale on June 25! We’re hosting our first ever wedding decor garage sale to help our current and past couples both search for second hand wedding items and sell their gently used decor. We hope to see you there!

When shopping second hand for your wedding, it's important to inspect the items carefully. Make sure that the items are in good condition and that they fit your needs. You may also want to ask the seller about the history of the item.


Here are some additional tips for shopping second hand for your wedding:

  • Bring a friend or family member with you. It's always helpful to have someone else's opinion when you're shopping.

  • Take your time. Don't feel pressured to buy anything right away. Don't rush finding the perfect items for your big day.

With a little planning and effort, you can find the perfect second hand wedding items to make your special day even more special.

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