I was recently contacted by a fellow Bungalow bride, whose wedding is 2 months after ours. She very sweetly explained that she had happened upon my blog, and loved our design ideas so much that she offered to share most of the decor and split the cost. I was healthily humbled and flattered to be approached this way, and saw it as a fortuitous money saving opportunity: Brideshare, the carpool of budget wedding planning!
The best part? We’re not only saving money with this mutually beneficial arrangement, but we’re also getting to reuse or recycle almost every extraneous purchase that we’d have no use for after the day. Eco and budget friendly? Somebody pinch me. I’ve heard about brides splitting costs of Chiavari chairs or tents over a weekend, but this is so much more!
I met with my brideshare buddy on Saturday for drinks at the Bungalow Club, and gabbed for hours about colors, details, and plans over mojitos and martnis. It was so fun to connect with a bride who had such similar vision and sense of style! It will be really fun to go through the process together over the coming months. We may even have a gocco party together!
I’m so glad she contacted me. I’ve heard brides complain about people borrowing from their wedding design or ideas, but to me its the ultimate flattery…. and I’ve made a fun new friend in the process.
Try it yourself! Scan the web to see if you can find a blogger who shares your venue and reach out. You might just be able to tap into the bridal karma honeypot, and help eachother out in a big way!