Everyone knows that brides need something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Those who pay attention to such things may also remember that they need a lucky sixpence in their shoe.
My sister Liza (I have two, she's the youngest) has decided to focus her attention on the something borrowed aspect of the rhyme. To that end she has launched ThingsBorrowed.com, a blog-based site designed to help eco-conscious brides acquire things for their special day that have already been used and loved once (or more than once).
She puts it more eloquently than I can. To wit:
Maybe you’re seeking that perfect “something borrowed” for your special day, or perhaps you’re already married and it makes you so sad to know that beautiful vintage veil you found for your own wedding is all alone in a box in the attic. Or are you an ecologically conscious bride who wants to avoid buying new as much as you find reasonable? Well, that’s where we hope to come in–by providing a special place for like-minded brides to help each other!
The site is still extremely new, but I know my sister. She's got drive and enthusiasm, and if she can only get sufficient encouragement, she'll see this through. So please keep an eye on this site, and refer it to all of your acquaintances who are or will be planning weddings. It's going to be a great resource!
(P.S. Don't forget about the contest on this blog, it's still going on!)