I’m a new Wife and I love it! I mean, my husband and I were committed to each other prior to our marriage of course, but being “married” feels different than it did just being committed…more secure somehow, more comforting.

Being so recently on the married side of the equation, I remember the heady days of wedding planning…all the money it felt like we spent, all the decisions we made (and compromises too) trying to please ourselves and our families and all the stress that seemed to follow many of those decisions. And you know what, after all that? Our Big Day was perfect…at least it felt like it to me. I married the coolest, most amazing and thoughtful man I know and because of that, the table settings, the volume of the music and our rowdy guests didn’t really matter because at the end of the day, I was a Mrs. and we had the privilege to start, what I believe, is a truly unique and special experience…our marriage.

I truly feel that its important to remember that your marriage comes after the wedding and once the decorations are taken down, (and listed for sale on Wedding Recycle, obviously :)) and the last guest has left, this is where the real joy, and the real work, begins. That although our wedding day was one of the most amazing, totally fun days of my life, it was just one day of my life and its our marriage and what comes now that is most important…but of course, that’s just my opinion 🙂

Lindsay Recknell

Lindsay Recknell co-founded Wedding Recycle out of pure necessity…the fifteen centerpiece vases on the living room floor had got to go! But finding a targeted audience to sell them to was the tricky part – not just anyone wanted fifteen fish bowls for their home. Thus Wedding Recycle was born – a place to connect with other new newlyweds and recently engaged couples, sharing ideas, and décor, with each other. Lindsay has always been an entrepreneur, a multi-dimensional self-starter prone to acts of randomness and dynamic ventures in her life. In addition to consulting as a data analyst during her “day job”, Lindsay’s role at Wedding Recycle is everything – business development, content creation, media correspondent and community liaison. If you contact Wedding Recycle, it’s likely you’ll get a response from Lindsay first and from that moment, you’ll understand and experience the passion, dedication, joy and motivation she has for the Wedding Recycle community and the wedding industry itself.