Savvy Women-Owned Wedding Brands to Shop for Your Big Day!
Don’t miss this list of wedding brands created by incredible female founders to bring your savvy wedding dreams to life!
Here at The Budget Savvy Bride, one of our core values is supporting women-led businesses that help make your wedding day simple, savvy, and stress-free! As a women-owned business, we are constantly inspired by the other incredible female business owners that make the wedding industry so amazing.
In honor of Women’s Day, we wanted to introduce you to some of the incredible women behind the amazing brands we work with here at The Budget Savvy Bride! Below we’ve highlighted over a dozen inspiring women who are changing the face of wedding planning with their businesses. Learn more about these fabulous ladies and their savvy brands to snag the wedding of your dreams while supporting female-founded businesses.
Female-Founded Wedding Brands We Love
Co-Founders, Grace Lee & Monica Ashauer
Birdy Grey was founded in 2017 by longtime besties Grace & Monica to help brides and bridesmaids find stylish dresses at affordable prices every gal will love. Their collection of affordable bridesmaids dresses are all under $100!
Grace is a veteran of the fashion and beauty world, having experience working for INSTYLE magazine, Kate Spade New York, Stila Cosmetics, and Kate Somerville Skincare. Monica is a strategy and ops powerhouse with years of experience at McKinsey & Co, IHeartMedia & Ralph Lauren. Together, they combine their love for the digital space with all things bridal to change the way women shop for their weddings!
Something Borrowed Blooms
Co-Founders, Lauren Bercier & Laken Swan
Something Borrowed Blooms believes that all brides should have the wedding flowers of their dreams without breaking the bank or sacrificing on the honeymoon. Founded by cousins Lauren and Laken who share a love for all things pretty – SBBlooms are modernizing the way brides plan and pay for their wedding flowers — one wedding at a time!
We love that Something Borrowed Blooms allows you to get a luxurious style for less– their gorgeous silk flower arrangements are truly the savvy way to get stunning wedding flowers on a budget!
The Groomsman Suit
Co-Founders, Jeanne Foley & Diana Ganz
The Groomsman Suit brings stylish and affordable suit options for all! The co-founders are best friends since the 3rd grade who teamed up to revolutionize suiting for the wedding day and every day! The idea for TGS was born when co-founder Jeanne had difficulty finding good-looking suits for the men in her 2013 New Years’ Eve wedding.
The two best friends brought their experience together to launch The Groomsman Suit in 2016. Since the company’s inception, they’ve gone on to dress thousands of folx in thousands of weddings across the country each year.
Founder, Mariam Naficy
Mariam founded Minted in her San Francisco home with the goal of creating a retailer that could stay fresh forever, using crowdsourcing and analytics to consistently discover the best design and the hottest trends. She created and manages the Minted brand as well as the crowdsourcing process to ensure that their merchandise design quality is the best in the world.
Mariam also builds personal relationships with Minted’s talented community of independent artists who inspire her every day. She also sits on the Board of Every Mother Counts, is a Trustee at Williams College, and a member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council. She is a Stanford Graduate School of Business and Williams alumna.
Founder, Sara Margulis
Founded in 2006, Honeyfund founders Sara and Josh Margulis discovered their own wedding guests enthusiastically preferred giving experiences and memories over housewares. As they prepared for their own wedding, they created a simple page for family and friends to contribute to their dream honeymoon in Fiji. In 2014, Sara and Josh brought their idea to Shark Tank, and received investment backing from renowned investor, Kevin O’Leary, who continues to be an active partner to this day.
Today, Honeyfund is the #1 wedding registry app, and a crowdfunding pioneer. With 100% free options, Honeyfund and sister-site Plumfund now power all kinds of experiences and savings goals, for all of life’s occasions.
Co-Founder, Janessa White
Janessa is the CO-Founder and CO-CEO of Simply Eloped, which aims to make weddings easy-to-plan, affordable, and stress-free! The company turns five in June, and to date, they’ve booked over 7000 ceremonies. She loves bringing elopement happiness into the world!
The average cost of a wedding is now over $30,000– but they certainly don’t have to be. Packages from Simply Eloped range in price from less than $500 to a little over $1,000, so they make weddings savvy, simple, and meaningful!
Founder, Caroline Creidenberg
A graduate of computer science from the University of Denver, Caroline discovered the wedding world from the tech side (or lack thereof). Caroline launched Wedfuly in 2017 with a mission to use technology to democratize the wedding industry via online wedding planning. When the pandemic hit in March of 2020, she knew they needed to innovate to help couples navigate their plans. One Zoom wedding later, they were obviously onto something! Since then, Wedfuly planned and produced hundreds of virtual weddings.
Wedfuly is at the helm of disrupting the wedding industry, removing financial, geographical, and health barriers — allowing anyone, anywhere to get married with all their loved ones in attendance.
Founder, Liza Roeser
Liza Roeser disrupted the flower industry after completing a Peace Corps assignment
in Ecuador—one of the world’s largest exporters of cut flowers—in the 1990s. After completing her work she remained in South America living and working abroad for over 12 years. It was this time and experience that ultimately opened her eyes to the opportunity of shipping wholesale flowers into the US. Liza was able to see the future possibilities and helped bridge the gap between the farms and the floral customer. She seized the opportunity to export directly from farm to consumer and founded FiftyFlowers in 2003. More recently she launched FlowerFix, an online flower subscription delivery service.
FiftyFlowers is a multinational, woman-owned, multi-million-dollar company. Liza is a frequent speaker and shares her knowledge and passion for flower sourcing, entrepreneurship, and women’s empowerment in Business.
Leslie Voorhees Means
In 2006, Leslie Michelle Voorhees Means and her husband Calley Larkin Means co-founded Anomalie, an online custom wedding dress company. Anomalie came out of Leslie’s personal experience with wedding dress shopping. Leslie was working for Apple in China when she discovered that the city nearby produces 80% of the world’s wedding dresses.
Leslie used her factory connections to find an incredible supply chain and started Anomalie. The brand is able to deliver stunning and affordable custom wedding dresses at prices you won’t even believe. By partnering with the best factories in the world and working directly with brides, Anomalie is able to offer more transparency, customization, and value than any other wedding dress company!
Founder, Marie Kubin
Founded in 2011 by Marie Kubin, Rent My Wedding was one of the first companies to offer mail-order event rentals. Marie got the idea for Rent My Wedding when she was frustrated with the options available while planning her own wedding. Rent My Wedding offers professional event lighting, DJ equipment, photobooths, linen backdrops, and mobile apps for event planning. The company provides easy and affordable rental products for weddings and events.
Rent My Wedding also publishes a magazine featuring wedding inspiration and advice, as well as their own podcast, Transform Your Wedding! They love helping couples achieve the wedding of their dreams on a budget they can afford– something we truly love and value here at B$B!
Founder, Ayla Toyokawa
Ayla Toyokawa is the founder of WedSites, a wedding website builder and suite of project management tools. Wedsites helps newly engaged couples organize one of the biggest days of their lives.
WedSites was created out of her own frustration of the lack of intuitive and personal wedding planning tools for the digital savvy bride. Ayla wanted an all-in-one project management tool to streamline the planning process, and be fun to use along the way– so she created it! We love the stylish and beautiful wedding websites and useful organizational tools that Wedsites provides to couples!
Bloom Culture Flowers
Founder, Alison Fleck
Founded by Martha Stewart Top Floral Designer Alison Fleck, Bloom Culture Flowers was created in 2014. The concept came out of a desire to encourage creativity and empower people to see that they can arrange their own flowers! Their mission is to remove all the “unknowns” that come with DIY wedding flowers so couples can enjoy the experience. Bloom Culture floral consultants are experienced designers who know everything there is to know about wedding flowers.
They will help you set a budget and determine the best flower varieties to use. They will even write “flower recipes” that tell you exactly what ingredients you’ll need for every bouquet, centerpiece, boutonniere, and more. Bloom Culture is your one-stop-shop for all things DIY Flowers and they can ship the flowers directly to your door! Because with Bloom Culture Flowers, DIY doesn’t mean do it alone.
Happily Ever Borrowed
Founder, Brittany Finkle
Brittany Finkle is the founder of Happily Ever Borrowed– the premiere, luxury, e-boutique that rents bridal accessories to brides for their wedding day. From tiaras to jewelry, sashes to veils, we rent everything except the dress!
Accessorizing your bridal day look can be an added & unexpected cost. For example, a veil that might only be worn for 30 minutes of your wedding day can be an added expense of $2000! But that doesn’t mean you want a cheaper, poor quality item. Happily Ever Borrowed lets brides borrow high-end designer accessories for about 80-90% off the retail price; allowing them to have a luxury item for a fraction of the cost! Now that’s savvy!
Co-founder, Samie Roberts
Samie Roberts is the co-founder of LoveStream by Bustld. Samie provides creative and industry insight alongside the operational expertise at Bustld. Her background at a top PR agency in New York City provided her the knowledge and skills to design and execute large events. She used that knowledge to launch one of the top wedding planning companies in Charlotte. Now, Samie combines all this experience in her passion for bringing wedding inspiration and knowledge to couples at Bustld.
In 2020, she and her husband Ryan launched LoveStream as a way to connect couples with family and friends near and far by offering a simple and savvy way to livestream their weddings!
Modern Pressed Flower
Founder, Tricia Paoluccio
Tricia Paoluccio is the founder of Modern Pressed Flower, a unique floral art boutique. Tricia grew up on an almond farm in Modesto, California where she learned the art of flower pressing. After moving to New York City to pursue her acting career, Tricia continued her love for pressing flowers. She made unique one-of-a-kind cards and botanical collages on handmade paper, selling the originals in boutiques and on the street.
Tricia continued honing her skills and making art even after she became a professional actor, working full time on Broadway, on television, and in film. Tricia has been commissioned by luminaries in the fashion, publishing, and music industries to create botanical designs. She has been doing original art commissions for many interior designers around the country.
Little Things Borrowed
Founder, Lesa Paige
Lesa Paige is the owner and lead stylist at Little Things Borrowed– a rent and return bridal boutique where you can borrow gorgeous bridal accessories for less!
Lesa started Little Things Borrowed to provide brides with access to an array of exquisite designer bridal accessories. Brides now have the ability to rent bridal accessories of their dreams to complete their wedding day look at a fraction of the retail price. And it’s more environmentally conscious to reuse them! We love an eco-friendly alternative.
Founder, Debra Aho
Debra Aho is CEO and founder of the Sellebrate app that launched in August of 2020. The social e-commerce app allows users to buy and sell any used and extra items from weddings and celebrations. She has been a professional wedding photographer for the past 8 years. Her career began while living with her family in South Africa from 2010-2017. She relocated to the United States and is now living in South Carolina. She is passionate about a no-waste lifestyle, upcycling and repurposing items in her own home; which was the launching energy behind the app Sellebrate. Her spare time is spent with family, friends, nursing house plants, and many outdoor activities.
The Mine Company
Founder, Kerry O’Donoghue
During her engagement, Kerry was looking for a way to clean her beautiful new engagement ring whether she was at home, the office, or traveling. She tested hundreds of jewelry cleaners, but nothing worked just right or kept up with her on-the-go lifestyle. She made it her mission to brighten every bride’s jewelry and day with her Crystal Clear Carats On-The-Go Cleaner Pen.
In 2019, Kerry founded The Mine Company, a Los Angeles-based bridal wellness brand. The Mine Company offers brides natural and non-toxic wellness products to empower them to have a more blissful engagement. They also recently launched a Bridal Self-Care Box, which makes the perfect gift for brides to try all the company’s best-sellers.
Shop Women-Owned for Your Wedding
We hope this list of incredible female founders inspires you! We hope it also gives you a great selection of businesses to consider for bringing your savvy wedding dreams to life! Are there any other female founders we should add to our list?
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