Weddings That Give Back - A How To Guide
From save the date cards, to invitations, and RSVPs, invitations can be damaging to the environment. Traditional papermaking involves harsh bleach and the processing creates even more waste, but there are still ways to have your invitations on paper. Look for companies that specialize in tree-free paper or recycled paper. For those wanting to go that extra step, you can also get recycled paper with seeds inside of it; when your recipients have the date down, they can plant their paper in the garden and flowers, trees or vegetables will grow. These invitations are from Of The Earth and are made with flower seed paper.
Choosing where to purchase your bridesmaid's gifts or jewelry can be a tricky task. Purchasing gifts that your bridesmaids will actually wear again is another story. One shop that is sure to check all your boxes is Inspired by Elizabeth. 5% of their profits are donated to empowering young women through wonderful organizations like StreetightUSA that support young girls recovery from sex trafficking. Make your ladies happy and change the world. Each box can be personalized with your bridesmaid's name or special message. They also carry groomsmen gifts and bridal jewelry. Giving back has never been so beautiful.
Register for Charitable Donations or Gifts
Many sites now offer a way to create a wedding registry for charitable giving, and you can choose from many charities that will suit your desired way of support. The I Do Foundation is a great way to get started and makes it easy for guests to be able to help out charities in need, in your honor.
Paying your site fee to a not-for-profit organization goes to help them in their various causes, whether it is the upkeep of the property or for training volunteers or more. Imagine your reception taking place in something beautiful like a botanical garden, a historical site or even a museum. Not only will your guests love the location, but you will be supporting a local not-for-profit with your site fee, as well as raising interest among close friends and family about the location.
Décor & Ambiance
Transforming your reception area into the space of your dreams can be challenging. Allowing your kind heart to shine through is easy, with these beautiful candles from Feya Candles. Each candle purchased provides a meal for a child in need. Not only will your reception be stunning but your guests can delight in taking these beauties home with them as wedding favors.