Sharethelovely just launched and we are finally able to go to market after 10 months in development. Created out my shopping experience as a bride. I married the man of my dreams a few years ago, but my budget was small, and like 65% of America 2 paychecks from Bankruptcy, with the Average wedding at $35k and dress at $2,000 dress, it was way out of my budget. I also recognized all the waste and high value retained in all those wedding items used only once for a few hours. With 2.5 million weddings each year in the US, I should have found it easy to purchase some of that for my wedding. For months I tried all the options available to purchase pre-owned and consignment, all epic fails! Have you ever tried on a wedding dress with a 5 foot train on the side of the road or a Walmart bathroom with someone you never met through an online marketplace? Coordinating schedules alone to meet at the same place and time took a bit of Magic. That’s when I saw the weakest link.
Sharethelovely is reimagining bridal shopping so every bride can have the wedding of her dreams at a fraction of the cost. Through the resale of wedding dresses, accessories and décor in a multi-sided marketplace, and bringing together online and local wedding shopping, Sharethelovely is providing critical experiential shopping brides need without taxing her wallet or the environment. We’re ThreUp meet Stitch Fix meets Uber - Where Brides-share is the new Ride-share. RECENTLY RECOGNIZED AS, "IMPACT ENTREPRENEUR TO WATCH IN 2021" BY CAUSEARTIST - www.causeartist.com/social-entrepreneurs-to-watch-for-in-2021/
We’re bridging the online and local wedding market, helping businesses thrive through diversification into sustainable products through a distribution network. This will help wedding businesses gain a competitive edge through catering to emerging sustainable markets without requiring additional resources or investment.
We’re targeting critical industry gaps through the following benefits:
Qualify preowned wedding dresses
And Sell them Online for Past bride so they don’t have to, if they don’t want to
With the Option to Try before you buy locally
Helping local retailers thrive in the high-value resale wedding dress segment – both online and offline – without additional investment
Because as much as brides like a great online assortment and efficiency, they often want and need a local fitting experience, especially if she’s including her wedding party to help make decisions.