And the randomly-selected winner of the lovely reused hair pins is...
Darci, I love that you are participating in the cycle of reusing by buying a used dress. And then you're completing the cycle by selling it again. Awesome! Please e-mail me your address so Susan can ship those hair pins your way.
To everyone else who didn't win: You are amazing!
Seriously. I'm not just saying that as some sort of dumb consolation.
The movie and book recommendations sound intriguing. And your ideas for making weddings better for the environment and the pocketbook are ingenious.
Please start e-mailing me your ideas (and your friends' ideas) so we can give these ideas the attention the deserve. We can feature them while they're in the planning stages and then we can feature them again after they've been implemented and we can hear about how they went.
Zeddy, I'd love to see pictures of your wedding dress after you've modified it for life-beyond the wedding. Anat, Amanda, Maggie, and sea*bee, I can't wait to see the potted centerpieces...Mel and Paulette, clay bouquets? I'm intrigued! M.C., Liz, Kate, and Joanne, Sharpiegirl, and Elizabeth, Rachel, Rynette, and everyone else, can we feature your weddings? Maggie, can we see your ring and dress?
And, a big thank-you to Susan of BravoBride who's injecting the Wedding Industrial Complex with a dose of reusing.
For those of you who did not enter, I'd be interested to know why. Were you just not digging the hair pins? Were the questions daunting? Your feedback (either in the comments or via e-mail) would help me plan future contests. Thanks!