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Excess Wedding DecorAfter the bells have ceased their chiming and the DJ has gone home, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief knowing your wedding is over. While the difficult part might be over, you’re going to be faced with a few challenges you might not have expected. Married life notwithstanding, you may not have thought about what you plan on doing with all the stuff you bought specifically for your wedding. A hundred candle votives might have been dazzling during your reception, but now you’re stuck with a hundred candle votives. Do you have that many candles at home?

Don’t panic, there are some solutions out there. Since so many people get married throughout the year, there are always plenty of couples out there looking to buy some odds and ends. Before you start selling everything off, you’re going to want to take a moment to think about these tips on how to make the most of things.

Expectations vs. Reality

Even though you probably spent a decent amount of money on your wedding, you need to remember you’re not going to be able to resell everything for the same amount. People who are looking to buy wedding supplies secondhand are going to be looking for deals, so you might need to sell for even lower than you initially expected. Still, the fact that you can unload some of your decor and centerpieces on someone who could get use out of them can bring comfort.

There are many excellent places to consider selling your various supplies. You can easily go the typical route of Craigslist or eBay, but those are just two of many different sites to explore. In fact, popular wedding site The Knot has a classifieds page where brides and grooms can go to buy and sell items. Check out the various wedding-themed sites out there and you may be able to find a community where you can sell off your items without any fuss. It might even be worthwhile to check various groups on Facebook or similar social media sites.

Document Well

Selling anything on the internet can be tough. People are going to be dubious if you don’t include enough hard data in your posts. This means you need to take extra time to capture the items you’re trying to sell in the right way. Grab a camera or your phone and get ready to snap some shots! Don’t just take a broad shot of whatever it is you want to sell. You need to take a lot of pictures from multiple angles and very close-up to completely document the item and give a full impression to potential buyers.

A great way to document items you wish to sell online is by thinking about what you would like to see if you were buying. Think about each piece and what makes it special. If you’re selling very specific glassware you used during the reception like pickling jars, then be sure to take pictures showing the glasses are still in great condition without spots or ugly marks. Use your best judgment and you will be able to take the right shots and get your items into the arms of those who need them most.

Don’t Forget Shipping Costs

Finally, you definitely need to remember you might need to front some cash when it comes to shipping. The costs associated with shipping can be astronomical, so you may want to stick to local markets. Shoppers nearby usually have no problem coming to inspect the items before picking them up. If you do need to ship, be sure to package everything in a secure manner to avoid damage.

Selling your old wedding supplies can be a great way to get rid of excessive stuff after your event. Go about the process in the right way and reap the benefits without much trouble.

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