6/24 Announcing Bride$hare: Where Sharing and Saving Make a Perfect Marriage

I’m thrilled to finally announce the launch of my newest endeavor, Bride$hare! Some of you old foagie readers might remember that last year, I was approached by a bride who loved our color scheme and design ideas so much that she offered to split the costs of and share many decor items for our weddings. That spawned the great idea of Bride$hare – a social networking community where brides can find each other and save more green while being green! Perfect for any budget wedding and you may even find some wedding inspiration while you’re at it!

After actually living the process, and reaping the benefits, I am so excited to share this with the bridal world. I’m really proud of how far it has come, considering the lack of technical prowess that I possess! My amazing brother Michael helped me put it together, and was endlessly patient as I changed and rechanged my mind about every little detail. But together, we were able to develop a site that allows brides to team up and have more for less, while being environmentally-friendly through the use of recycling and sharing!

Are you dying for Chivari chairs? Craving manzanita centerpieces? Looking for your dream shoes? Vying for a DIY photobooth? Loving lanterns? These are just a few items that you can share the cost of with fellow brides, with a few simple clicks of the mouse!

With options to search by color scheme, theme, city and venue, you can search for brides with similar taste and style to yours – making finding your perfect Bride$hare buddy a cinch! You can also buy/sell/share on the classifieds, join groups, chat on the boards, customize your profile and more. The possibilites to save are limitless.

I really hope you enjoy the site – if I can help other brides save as much as I did, using simple teamwork and creativity, then my mission is accomplished!

Psssst – tell your friends!

So, what do you think?

Dana
The Broke-Ass Bride
Dana is the head woman in charge here, the original Broke-Ass Bride. Learn more about her here. And, follow her on Twitter (@brokeassbride), Pinterest (@brokeassbride), Facebook (/thebrokeassbride) and Instagram (@brokeassbride). Affiliate links, which might be included in the post above, help make her a few dollars here and there to keep her off the streets and in the business of blogging for your ass. So thanks for coming! :)
  • Bridechka

    This awesome!! Can't wait to try it out 🙂

  • SG

    Fantastic idea! I will totally check this out. Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    i think it is a great idea!

  • Miss L

    Ummmm… Amazing!!!

  • CheapAndEasy

    That is awesome – what a fabulous idea!

  • liz @ chic on the ch

    brilliant!

  • Shakespeare's B

    This is one of those "why didn't someone think of this sooner" things. Briliant idea. Cost effective and green. I love it! Good Luck!

  • The Green Bride Guid

    Birde Share is such a great idea! Keep us posted at The Green Bride Guide – we love it!

  • gangsta bride

    great idea, girl! how awesome (and good for the environment!) would this be if it was the norm? ahh dare to dream.

  • Flip Flop Bride

    I'm so freakin' excited!

  • theparakeet

    Congratulations!! This is amazing!

  • Dreamer

    Great idea! As are many others on your blog!

    Just discovered you, and love what I see! I kind of feel bad I missed out on the action as it was happening, though.

  • {The Perfect Palette}

    such an incredible idea! good luck with your endeavor! We just know that this will be a success!!

  • jociegal

    Hello there! I just discovered your site today and I think I might be in love. I am in the throws of planning my April wedding and I am constantly shocked/disgusted/appalled at the prices of, well – EVERYTHING. Sometimes I want to stand in the street and yell at the top of my lungs, "I'M SICK OF YOU PEOPLE RIPPING ME OFF AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!" I am so excited to start really exploring your blog. Thanks so much!!!

  • Iva

    congratulations on being blogs on note!! GREAT BLOG!!

  • Piggy Bank Bride

    Thanks for setting this up! Before I found your blog I was thinking about sharing costs, but didn't know how to find a Bride who would be using the same venue. This is awesome!

  • Aveo

    this is an amazing idea! I wish I had had this when I first got married! Maybe for wedding #2 http://www.aveoamare.blogspot.com

  • Globetrottingbride

    Congrats on a fantastic idea!!!!!! As usual!!!!

  • Carly

    You're the blog of note! Congratulations!!!!!!!!

  • K.

    Good luck with your new venture…you are quite the innovator!

  • westsidewedding

    Just signed up! Thanks so much for creating such an awesome site!

  • Chad Casow

    This is a terrific idea, and I especially love the concept of saving money while being environmentally friendly. Hopefully this will give many people a chance to have their perfect idea of a wedding : ] I hope you follow through with this idea and others find time to promote and use it themselves. -Chadchasm-of-chad.blogspot.com

  • Bell and Kimberly

    ur funny…

    kimberly & bell

  • Shawna

    Innovative 🙂 I hope people make use of it!Shawna's Study Abroad

  • Lindley

    I think the Brideshare idea is effing brilliant! It's just the kind of networked community effort we need more of to reduce our carbon footprint and cut back on consumption while continuing to live large. Congratulations.

  • Pearls Of Wisdom, LLC

    INGENIOUS!!!

    CONGRATS! on being Googles 'Blog of Note'

  • Maynard

    Found you on blogs of note. Valuable content and excellent writing. I sent my fiance here as well.

  • Purely Paige

    Wow what a fabulous idea! You are a genius! Hopefully people like you will eventually make it so the inflated wedding related products industry have to bring down their crazy prices a notch! Hopeful thinking I know…;)

  • Ron

    Really enjoyed your article Thanks

  • jess

    Awesome idea! all the best with it :o)

  • Ramana

    beautifully designed blog of the day!!congratsrahaul

  • David

    Great idea! Where were you when I got married??

  • Recessionista Genie

    Fantastic idea!! I'm sharing your site on my "recessionista" blog http://www.magicnutshell.blogspot.com and telling my engaged friend about it. I also had a super-low-budget wedding, and I wish I'd had a resource like this. Beautiful pictures, too!

  • Krista

    Yeah, I remember that … seems like a good match 🙂

  • Gretzky

    Truly awesome- visit my blog- I would love to get a comment back

  • kjtorj

    hj…can i become your friend???i am from Vietnam.i'm 16 years old.i speak English not well so…

  • Kathleen

    I think it's a great idea. You have a terrific blog. Although, I am happily married to a terrific guy for almost 3 1/2 years now (2nd marriage)I will gladly recommend your site. Hopefully, my daughter will be next. She's currently dating a terrific guy and they make a great couple. I'll be following you and I hope you will do the same for me. Keep up the good work.

  • cc+jm

    I just signed up for Brideshare and started the Chicago Wedding group. Expecting a lot of ladies in this group and thank you so much for starting this site! We're getting married on a Saturday and I always read about Friday/Saturday weddings pairin' up on decorations and stuff, so hopefully we will get lucky.If you know anyone looking to plan in Chicago, please let them know about my website, http://www.awesomemidwestwedding.blogspot.com. I researched a hundred different venues and posted the list online so people at least know what's out there. Thanks so much BAB!

  • Joy

    Awesome idea!!! Im so exited!!!

  • Gauchegirl

    Fantasic idea. I could use those services myself. Australia may just be a little far to travel or ship items however.

  • Broke-ass Bride

    @gauchegirl: We have members across the globe! Join up and start an AU group – then tell your friends 🙂

  • kp31

    um… it's a fantastic idea but when I hit the link nothing but the title of the wesbite comes up.

    help?

  • Отличный сайт! Если необходимо убить пару-тройку часиков – вам сюда 🙂

  • smithelizabeth

    Will definitely check the site