Real ethical weddings

Jo and Torhild

Jo and Torhild

The couple: Jo and Torhild
Wedding date: 11 August 2007
Venue and location: Bellevue, Bergen, Norway

What inspired you to have an ethical wedding?
I try to think ethically about everything I do, and naturally also the wedding.

What was the most difficult part about organising an ethical wedding?
Getting the restaurant and my parents to want to consider fair-trade wine and my parents to accept serving fish instead of meat.

What was the most fun bit?
Getting all the guests from the church to the restaurant in a small tourist train that we had hired - now that's carpooling!

How did it go on the day?
It went really well - it was a wonderful day!

What would be your top tips for brides and grooms planning an ethical wedding?

  • Instead of gifts get your guests to support a charity
  • Serve fair trade wine, fair trade coffee, vegetarian or fish meal, and use free range eggs in all cakes

Photo courtesy of Haavard Kallestad