My Native Admission Statement: I am the the founder of Happily Ever Borrowed, which helps women to rent their bridal accessories for their wedding day. Our mission is to not only help brides save money, but to also help reduce the waste of the wedding industry. She continues to juggle her work life in the luxury fashion industry with her startup venture. I’m still hustling and working 2 jobs! I’d love to grow Happily Ever Borrowed and maintain it as my sole role. My biggest success so far is serving over 1000 brides! We hope that brides at the end of the day feel beautiful in their accessories and don’t feel guilty about the price! We want our bride’s experience to be stress-free and for them to have a seamless day.
How did you get into the industry?
I have three older sisters, and from the age of 12, I was helping to plan their weddings. When I was in college and designing bridal gowns, my one sister asked me to make hers. That was far too much pressure for me, but I offered to help shop with her. When I saw the poor quality and construction of the cheaper gowns, I was horrified. All women deserve to wear quality products on their wedding day. We were also astonished at the high prices of veils, headpieces and jewelry. After spending their entire budget on their dress, most women forget that they need to accessorize as well! This is one of the most common instances where brides exceed their budget. My sisters begged me to find a solution. I let the idea sit for quite a while, but after my 3rd sister got married, the idea started to materialize.