Straight from Ideal Bite:
To Have and to Help - Wedding Week
"If 10,000 NY Biter-brides wear a once-used dress instead of buying a new one, we'll keep the weight of almost 60,000 attendants in pesticides out of the environment."
Do you take this Vera Wang for 70% off and to benefit Brooklyn children's charities? We do. And so does the Bridal Garden, a one-of-a-kind, nonprofit boutique where you can find beautiful, gently used gowns and accessories at huge discounts. Most items are donated by NY's power designers - such as Reem and Vera - from overstock or sample inventory, and all proceeds benefit charter schools in NYC. You can also donate your own wedding duds (come on, you know you're never gonna wear them again) and anything BG can't sell, it'll recycle. All this makes for less trashed fabric in the long run, sitting in landfills till death do you part...
Bridal Garden, 54 West 21st St., Suite 907 b/t 5th and 6th Aves. (212-252-0661). Dress viewing and donations by appointment only.