Articles Tagged conscientious consumer

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3R’s for Your Wedding: Reuse

by admin on December 15, 2011 in Attire, Budget, Flowers, Gifts and Favors, Logistics, Rehearsal Dinner, Venue, Vows with 3 Comments

Reusing items in different contexts is one of the most clever and simple ways to demonstrate artistry, not to mention resourcefulness.  Just this past weekend, I complimented my sister on her necklace, and she told me it was actually a headband.  Who knew?  Looked like a necklace to me.  Good for her for finding a…continued here

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3R’s for Your Wedding: Reduce

To be a good steward of the resources you are given, you will inevitably evaluate your priorities of time, money, resource, and service.  It may mean more to you to lavish each guest with a personalized favor that is wrapped in plastic gift bags than it does to keep down the use of non-natural products…continued here

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The Sweet Christian Bride

3 R’s for Your Wedding

by admin on December 8, 2011 in Budget, Logistics, Purpose with No Comments

Reduce, reuse, and recycle.

I was first inculcated with the alliterative mantra of the 3R’s in my fourth grade science class. We read The Magic School Bus and then created our own imaginary journeys into the plumbing systems, landfills, water cycles, and energy systems. For some reason, however, the 3R’s were not in my vocabulary during my wedding planning. I just planned based on what I wanted and how much it cost. Looking back on it, and seeing other brides who have had low-key, outdoor, home-cooked weddings that were fabulous made me think I would have had just as great of a time if I had also factored in my social and environmental conscience.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Dr. Bronner Soap Favors

by admin on November 21, 2011 in Bridal Party, Gifts and Favors, Health with No Comments

The morning of your wedding will be a one-of-a kind pampering experience.  Whether you go to the salon or do your own hair and make-up, you will have an opportunity to nurture and highlight your natural beauty for the occasion of your wedding and the sake of your beloved fiancé. Many brides begin this nurturing…continued here

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Project 7 Mint Favors

by admin on October 3, 2011 in Gifts and Favors, Purpose, Slavery-free with 1 Comment

Try ordering mints from Project 7. They are sugar-free and come in peppermint, cinnamon, or fresh mint. Without any extra step, you are checking off your wedding to-do list and you are giving to significant needs in our world. You can pick mints that will pay for the planting of ten fruit trees, that will feed hungry Americans 7 meals, or that will provide medicine for a person with malaria.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Hotels in the Fight against Human Trafficking

by admin on September 2, 2011 in Slavery-free, Venue with No Comments

As tourists or customers, whether on your honeymoon, at your wedding location, or on any other travel, you can be conscientious consumers. Book your hotel with businesses who are making legitimate strides against human trafficking in their facilities. By executing your wedding planning within a circle of vendors who do not use or promote slavery, you are taking an active stance in the war against modern-day slavery simply by planning your wedding.

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