Your Wedding Day On A Budget

Can you hear wedding bells? That’s right, wedding season is here!

With the average wedding leaving couples a whopping £27,000 out of pocket, this special day could be one of the biggest purchases you ever make; unless of course, you’re best friends with pre-loved shopping!

When my husband and I started planning our big day, I instantly knew I would be hitting my local charity shops. I used our wedding as the perfect excuse to go rummaging! I was pleasantly surprised when I realised that most of our decor and attire could be found when shopping pre-loved.

First up is my dream, retro-styled wedding dress. It was the actual one I’d spotted online a few months prior. Luck was on my side, it was my size, brand new and only £30!

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Chemma’s take on Summer-time Shirts

Summer-time Shirts

If, like us, you still aren’t quite ready for your summer wardrobe to make its annual debut, look no further than a patterned shirt, which you can guarantee Barnardo’s will always have in abundance.

Whatever the print, a shirt is the perfect gradual transition into the lighter months. You can choose light-weight, structured, open neck, long-length…and best of all, you don’t have to hunt through the second-hand items praying for the correct size, because there’s nothing more chic (and comfy) than an oversized shirt!

Emma: On Saturday it was blue skies but cool breezes, so I chucked on this buttoned up, long-sleeved blouse with jeans and trainers; I was covered up and comfortable but the bold, floral print meant I was summertime ready.

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5 tips for creating a retro brooch collection

 

My name’s Susie and I’m so happy to be writing for The Thrift today!  I’ve been writing Second hand susieabout eco-living, making stuff and charity shopping for over 7 years at my blog Second Hand Susie.  I love vegan food, gardening and I’m working on single-handedly bringing home the contents of my local charity shops.

One of my favourite things to collect from charity shops are brooches, here are some top tips to help you create your own collection of lovely thrifted brooches.

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Love is in the air…

With Valentines Day just around the corner, there is a certain buzz of romance in the air. From loved  up couples making plans to go out, and groups of friends making wild night out plans at their local singles club night, there is no escaping Cupid’s presence this weekend..

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DO’s and DON’T’s of Charity Shopping

Hello fellow readers of ‘The-Thrift’!

I’m Jade Palmer, a sixteen year old girl who made a decision to start living the lifestyle of an obsessive charity shopper.

Currently in sixth form, I like to try and spend my money as wisely as I can, meaning charity shopping is the best option for me.

The main reason for my love of charity shopping is that you have complete freedom in the fashion choices you make – in particular, finding pieces of clothing from various eras, at bargain prices! This allows me to completely differ the styles of fashion I follow every day.

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