Who says you can’t throw an epic party and do less harm to Mother Nature at the same time? During a time when the environment needs all the help we can give, we’ve put together a collection of environmentally and socially conscious vendors. From 100% recycled paper to charity contributions, we hope you’ll consider including more earth-friendly vendors, products and practices.
Paper Culture – This company is committed to sustainable paper production, pledging to only make cards from 100% post-consumer recycled paper or alternative non-tree fibers. Additionally, the company plans a tree for every order placed with the goal of planting one million trees.
The Windmill Paper Boutique – Offering eco-friendly paper invitations, The Windmill Paper Boutique also offers non-paper alternatives such as wood, cork, metal, plastic and acrylic. Taking it a step further, the Boutique works with wind-powered printers to manufacture the products.
Repeat Roses – Based in NYC, Repeat Roses collects flowers after a wedding, redesigned the arrangements and delivers them to residents and patients in nursing homes, hospice care and shelter facilities to help spread a little joy. Unusable flower are composted, eliminating waste.
I Do Foundation – The truth is, if you’ve lived with your partner for a while, you probably don’t need more STUFF. The I Do Foundation provides you with a great registry alternative – instead of spending money on champagne flutes you may never use, guests can donate to a charity of their choice in your name. This is an awesome way to do something truly meaningful.
ONEHOPE – We love wine; we especially love wine that gives back to charities and social causes! ONEHOPE donates part of their sales to different charitable causes or organizations such as breast cancer research, Autism therapy, educating girls and clean drinking water initiatives. The company has donated more than $1.5 million to date.
Mama Ganache – We also love chocolate. This artisan chocolate company abides by Fair Trade certification, sourcing its cocoa beans only from certified organic farms. The company also helps the African cocoa farmers maintain their business and livelihood. Consider ordering these chocolates in your wedding colors for a sweet after-dinner treat!
Brides for a Cause – If you can part with it, Brides for a Cause will accept your wedding gown and donate it to Wish Upon a Wedding, a nonprofit that provides weddings and vow renewal services for couples going through terminal illness or a life-altering situation.
Fearless Photographers – This group of wedding photographers has vowed to donate a portion of their proceeds to a number of different charities including Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children and the Environmental Defense Fund.
Of course, there are a number of other environmentally and socially conscious vendors across the country. We encourage you to keep Mother Nature in mind when picking your wedding vendors!