Let’s face it, your wedding dress is taking up coveted closet space and, decades from now, your daughter is not likely to wear what’s sure to be an out-of-style gown. So, why not declutter? Sell it and let some lucky bride get a deal on her dress. Here are a few websites that will resell a gown, and some examples of gowns being offered at markedly reduced prices. We’ve also listed some places that take dresses as donations for brides in need.
Randy Fenoli, above, a cable television show personality and wedding-dress guru, has helped scores of women say “yes” before they do so at the altar. Now he has designed his own line of wedding gowns, which he presented last week to a standing-room-only crowd at Kleinfeld Bridal during Bridal Fashion Week in New York.
Don’t forget the bridesmaids, groomsmen and parents. Here are ways to make them feel special, too. Most brides and grooms are consumed with planning the details of their wedding, from the venue to the menu. But the event isn’t only about them. Bridal etiquette also requires the soon-to-be-wed couple to give thoughtful gifts to their parents and the bridal party. Many who have been in other wedding parties already have the usual monogrammed stud boxes and gold or silver charms on a chain.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".