It’s a wedding fair with a difference: the Upcycled Wedding Fair to be held Sunday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rockwood Manor, 11001 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac.
A perfect event to be held on Earth Day.
The idea, according to Amy Burkett, Rockwood Manor outreach coordinator, is to recycle, reduce, reuse.
People are invited to sell their gently used wedding items to others who are planning their weddings. Things like centerpieces, candles, tablecloths and table ware, even gowns and veils, Burkett said.
“It just makes sense,” she said. “What’s the use in throwing [items] away when it can be reused?”
Sunday’s event is the first upcycled wedding fair to be held at Rockwood and Burkett thinks it’s a great idea that will catch on.
There is no admission cost, but sellers pay $20 to participate.
“We will also have a caterer, a DJ and a wedding planner at the event to add to the experience,” Burkett said.
Those planning their weddings can get free advice from the wedding planner and from the former brides and grooms who can share their experiences.