WEDDING THRIFT, CONSIGNMENT AND RENTALS
JOY ORR, Owner of Bride and Joy
As a glowing newlywed, after spending upwards of $10,000 on my own wedding, I sat in my room with the aftermath of all the things I had bought and bargained for and thought, “what am I going to do with all of this stuff?” Even though I had been extremely economic and had spent countless hours going to thrift stores, shopping online and buying things from friends, I had cut it very close with my budget. And now, after it was all said and done, I had so much stuff that I had no idea what to do with. It was all in great condition. It was all beautiful. Some of it I hadn’t even been opened! But I didn’t need any of it now that my wedding was done. I was thankful for the thousands I had saved by shopping smart, but I could not make back the time or money on any of those items by simply selling the lot on craigslist.
Here began the idea for Bride and Joy.
Bride and Joy seeks to give the everyday bride with grand ideas the wedding of her dreams by making high quality décor, flatware, and accessories affordable to all. The purpose of Bride and Joy is two-fold. One, to allow local brides the chance to find high quality products at an affordable price and secondly, to allow brides who have already had the best day of their lives recoup some of the thousands that they spent making their fantastic day happen. Recent brides can either donate or put on consignment the various items leftover from their weddings i.e. vases, candles, mason jars, plates, napkins, glasses, silverware, etc. New brides will come in to the shop and find beautiful, gently used pieces at affordable prices that help them stay in budget. The recent brides recover some of their money and the new brides get great prices on things that would typically be out of their price range. Everyone wins!