Meet: Tradesy

Who doesn’t love online shopping? Not only does it make life easier (from buying clothes, supplies, groceries… anything!), it really makes wedding planning a lot easier too! With the ever-favorite Pinterest, people can now click on things they love and be directly transported to thing they want to buy, instructions on how to make something, and a whole lot more. (You are following us on Pinterest, right? Just checking.)

While hunting down a few items for my fall wardrobe (because wedding planner attire really does change for those cooler temps!), I stumbled upon Tradesy. At first, it seemed like another version of eBay, a little bit of Rent the Runway, and a lot of other consignment clothing sale sites. But then I saw the link for “Weddings,” and got pretty curious. And then I couldn’t leave my desk for a few hours.

Tradesy Weddings does not just have some pretty awesome deals for wedding attire (if you are OK buying slightly-used things… but holy cow you can find some good deals on Vera Wang here!), but I loved how many things you can find for wedding decor here!

**Quick note on wedding decor: if you are a Do-It-Yourselfer (like CLD is), you actually will end up with a ton of things left over after the big day. Between Nashville and Los Angeles, we have dozens of leftover candles, mason jars, painted wine bottles, lights, wedding cake stands, and so much more that we find inventive ways to re-use.

That’s why I loved the “Wedding Miscellaneous” category of Tradesy. So many of those smaller items, hard-to-find oddities, or even big-ticket times can be found here. I found beautiful hanging-glass votives that would awesome for an outdoor reception, some inexpensive chuppahs that would be easy to spruce up, and some very cool vintage candlesticks that would look gorgeous amongst flowers in a long-table centerpiece.

And there is more than decor: paper items, custom goods, shoes, accessories, veils–if it had to do with weddings, there was a good chance you’d find it here! So many vendors offer free shipping, or local pickups, and Tradesy promises hassle-free returns, fraud protection, and everything you would expect from a great online vendor. And on the flip side, if you are an adventurous online salesperson, this might be the place to go when you need to clean out the wedding decor from your own storage space (the only charge a 9% commission fee). Happy shopping!