Eco-friendly Save the Dates & Wedding Stationery from Botanical PaperWorks

I’m so excited to share our save the dates with this conscious community! Our sustainable save the dates from Botanical PaperWorks are made with seed paper and I’m obsessed. Our friends and family can actually plant the save the date, the paper will compost down, & the seeds will sprout into wildflowers! How cool?

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My Experience Dress Shopping for a Sustainable Wedding Dress

And so the journey to planning an ethical & sustainable wedding continues! When I first started researching ethical & sustainable wedding dresses, I found a decent amount of online wedding dress companies that specialize in made to order wedding dresses which is great. But as someone who had no idea what kind of dress I wanted….I didn’t feel comfortable ordering a wedding dress online. Plus I wanted the wedding dress shopping experience, trying them on until you find the one! Luckily I discovered Brides for a Cause. Brides for a Cause is a non-profit bridal boutique that sells wedding dresses for charity. This unique bridal shop focuses on collecting & reselling wedding dresses while empowering women.

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A Conscious Bride's Bridesmaid Ask

We’re a little less than a year away from our wedding day and I wanted to do something special for my bridesmaids & ask them to be part of my special day. Since my bridal party is spread out between six different states, I put together some fun, socially responsible bridesmaid ask boxes that I mailed out to some of my favorite ladies. Check out the goodies I included.

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4 Eco-friendly Wedding Invitation & Stationery Brands

Eco-friendly and sustainable wedding invitations (and save the dates) are a great way to kick off your conscious wedding planning. Let your guests know you want to celebrate your love with some love for the planet. Here are four eco-friendly wedding invitation brands that are serious about sustainability and design. These brands have other wedding paper goods and stationery products as well which is great. For the simplicity of this post I’m just chatting wedding invites, but definitely check out their eco-friendly thank you notes, menus, save the dates, and all the other paper products you might need!

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Slow Living & The Pressure of Society on Relationships

There’s quite a pressure from society that you have to be engaged or “find the one” by the time you’re in your early/mid-20s and that’s just wrong. I’m at that uncomfortable age of 22 where half my friends are engaged (including myself) and the other half are convinced they’re going to die alone. You might be sitting at your computer screen chuckling, but I’m not kidding. Some of my closest friends literally think they’re going to die alone and it breaks my heart that these strong, independent women are beat down because of this pressure society creates that we need to have our “other half.” That you, yourself, are not enough.

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