Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Great Bridal Swap

Are you engaged?

Got any married girlfriends?

Crack open the wine girls, It's time to round them up and see what they have to offer.

Back in high school, my girlfriends would get together once a month for a clothing swap party. Here's how it works.

(This is where it gets fun)

Each girl brings a bag of clothes they are no longer attached to. The set up: throw everyones bags in one pile and organize the clothes by color. Set accessories like bags and jewelry on a coffee table near by.

**** Make sure you label your items before putting them in the piles. You wouldn't want to miss out on a good swap would you??****

The general idea of this is to find an item and swap it or barter for it. For example. You've been looking for a purple military style jacket in small f-o-r-e-v-e-r.. and your friend just so happens to bring one to the party for the big swap! You have your heart set on her jacket, but she doesn't like anything you've offered so far. Rule #1: Make her an offer she can't refuse. Use your imagination!

Here are a couple ideas to get the hamster wheel going.. Is your cousin a hairdresser? Try getting a free or discount chop in exchange for your items. Buy her coffee for a week or even better, try to snag her a date with the hottie accountant in your office (this one usually back fired, but it was always worth the shot!)

I could also see this concept being successful for brides to be! It gives them a chance to network with other brides to see how their events turned out. This would also be a good way to get rid of extra wedding stuff laying around the house (depending on the item or course) and get something awesome in return.

Another great way of doing swaps would be to visit social networking sites like Facebook for groups looking to barter/exchange/sell their lightly used bridal items. Check The Bridal Swap Shop out!! You know the old saying.. Someones junk is another one's treasure right? Always remember: A dress CAN be taken in. You can always dress up and style a boring item (clutch, shoes...) And ALWAYS keep an open mind. You'll never know what you'll find!!

P.s. Don't forget!! Our giveaway ends Friday!! Don't miss out!!

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