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Meet the eBay Bride

April 22nd, 2009 by     


When times get tough, get creative! That’s what Kelley Gray of Virginia Beach, VA did and I thought I’d share this interesting story with you.  To help pay for her April 19, 2009 wedding, she posted a bridesmaid spot on eBay.  Her post gained national attention and someone won a place as her bridesmaid for $5,700.  If that wasn’t good enough, Dr. Pepper doubled the donation to $10,000!

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Despite the tough economic times, the Virginia Beach community responded with local vendors donating bridesmaids dresses, jewelry, tuxedos, flowers, cake, DJ services, hair and makeup, photography and wedding programs.

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They are so cute!  What creative ways are you saving and raising money to finance your wedding?

8 Responses to “Meet the eBay Bride”

  1. Chelsey Scott Says:

    what? why would someone bid on being her bridesmaid? Must be nice to have 5,000$ to blow on being in a strangers wedding. Forget hungry kids and cures for cancers…. -sorry, its cool that she thought to do that and got so much free stuff (venders just wanting publicity) but its really weird and irritating to me.

  2. maya Says:

    I should auction off the spots for my entire wedding party :-)

  3. Plumeria Bud Says:

    I wondered what had happened to her! I still think it was super tacky of her to do that, but whatever. She got what she wanted– a practically free wedding and a lot of publicity. Not something I would choose for myself.

  4. nina Says:

    Lol…I guess they had no choice but to have a bazillion pics “drinking” Dr. Pepper :-)

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  5. Cotton bud Says:

    I just wouldn’t want to have to be drinking Dr. Pepper in my photos simply because they used my wedding as a PR stunt!

  6. Chelsey Scott Says:

    Well unless it was televised they probably just set up certain scenes with DP in them.

  7. Poppy Blossom Says:

    Shoot, if I got $10,000 for my wedding, I’d be happy to snap a few pictures holding a Dr. Pepper can! Plus I love Diet Dr. Pepper. :)

  8. Disgusted Says:

    How about this????? The “eBay Bride” and her husband didn’t even last a year, and they are split up. I guess this goes to show that they should have just gone to the JOP, since they obviously already had a kid. She claims she wanted this wedding “since she was a little girl” and that she deserved to have her dream wedding. Did her dream wedding include already having a kid? Their marriage is/was a JOKE!!!

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