Sell your stuff! Once the wedding is over, round up anything that is still in good condition and sell it. Try eBay, Craigslist or your local paper. You'd be surprised how many people are looking. You can sell your arch, carpet runners, anything purchased for centerpieces (such as vases), and unused candles. Sell your wedding dress — honestly, when are you going to wear it again? Do you really think your future daughter will want to wear it? It's a novel thought, but come on — styles change! Are you wearing your mother's wedding gown?
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