What is Ethical Weddings?

Ethical Weddings is an online wedding magazine and planning resource to help couples plan the wedding or civil partnership of their dreams without compromising their values. It acts as a meeting place for couples, suppliers and experts to exchange ideas, give advice and encouragement, while the Ethical Weddings directory brings together wedding suppliers who are striving to make a difference to our world, both socially and environmentally.

We want to stress that Ethical Weddings is here to help you, not to preach at you! We don’t expect you to do everything, but anything you can do - even just finding our site - shows that you are thinking about these issues and that’s great.

Reading some of the articles on the Internet about ‘green’ and ethical weddings, we started to feel guilty about some of the things we hadn’t managed to do (getting church and reception venue in the same town), rather than being happy about the things we had succeeded in (organic fabric dresses for bride and bridesmaids).

We want to bring together all those little companies that perhaps don’t appear on the first two pages of your search engine trawl or may not have the media profile that more mainstream companies have.

As couples often go back home to their parents’ town or village to get married, they may have lost touch with the local companies which could serve them well on such an occasion – our aim is for them all to be here, ready and waiting for you. We want planning an ethical wedding or civil partnership to be as easy, and convenient as planning a conventional one.

As well as providing ethical options for spending your money, we will also be suggesting tips for saving it, such as listing charity shops which specialise in wedding dresses (allowing you to save money and give something back at the same time) and recipes for making your own fair trade wedding cake (if you’re feeling brave!). In the same vein, we will be looking at ways of downsizing, reducing the ecological footprint of your wedding, travelling by rickshaw instead of by car, for example.

And whatever else you do, make sure you enjoy your big day!

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