Bridesmaid Trade is owned and operated by Kathryn and Jeanette. They met years earlier through a mutual friend (who Jeanette would eventually marry!). While catching up over dinner one night, Kathryn mentioned an idea for an online business where former bridesmaids can sell their once worn bridesmaid dresses to future bridesmaids to business-savvy Jeanette. Several weddings, countless Skype calls, and dozens of Google Docs later, Bridesmaid Trade was launched in March, 2010.
Even though as a 5th grader, she was eliminated from the county spelling bee on the word "fashion", Kathryn has not let that stop her from fostering a love for said subject. She considers North Carolina home and Duke basketball a religion. She has worked in community development organizations in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. While she’s still getting used to New England winters (and drivers), she considers Boston, MA home for now. When she’s not tending to the business of bridesmaid dresses or working with people she loves, she's biking fearlessly or figuring out how to use all the vegetables in the CSA. She believes she looks rather smashing in dresses from Charsa, J.Crew, and Siri.
Jeanette is the iron to Kathryn's wine, having worked several years in the corporate sector. Reared by her mother to be frugally fabulous, she has extensive experience in scoring deals in retail establishments big and small- from East Asia to South America to all corners of the US. She believes that weddings can be gorgeous and celebratory without wasteful spending. Since planning her own gorgeous and practical wedding, she's been fascinated with the world of weddings and eager to apply her discerning, creative eye in service of her friends' and acquaintances' big days.
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