“NEVER DOUBT THAT A SMALL GROUP OF THOUGHTFUL, COMMITTED CITIZENS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. INDEED, IT IS THE ONLY THING THAT EVER HAS.”
BE THE CHANGE
Your wedding can be a reflection of who you are and what you stand for. By moving away from commercial wedding extravaganza towards more conscious choices, you’re making a big statement about what’s important to you. By making more ethical and thoughtful buying choices we can indeed become social activists.
HOW CAN I HAVE AN ETHICAL WEDDING?
Ethical weddings involve using sustainable products made with care, vision and respect for craftspeople and Earth, as well as from a place of gratitude giving a little something back.
Here are a few simple suggestions to get you started:
Support your community by buying local or handmade. Benefit our global community by buying fair-trade or artisan goods from social enterprises.
Choose companies that give back to local communities, and get involved by volunteering during your honeymoon.
Reuse and recycle
Save the planet with style – look for pre-loved, vintage or salvaged products for your wedding. Pay it forward by giving away wedding flowers or other items left over at the end of the day.
Foster a feeling of community by asking friends and family to pitch in, guests to bring a plate in lieu of gifts, or barter for services where possible.
There are many opportunities to give back throughout your engagement and wedding. Use a charity gift registry, or support a favourite cause in lieu of wedding favours.
Use minimalist principles in wedding design or let nature do the styling for you. Ask for experiences over stuff when it comes to gifts.
Encourage mindfulness by asking guests to go tech-free during the ceremony and be fully present to enjoy the moment.
Reduce your footprint
Care for our planet by buying less, seeking organically grown local food and offer plenty of plant-based meal options. Reducing your wedding footprint is the easiest way to carbon offset your honeymoon travel.
Take moments during the planning and the wedding itself to appreciate how privileged we truly are.
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