There is a lot to think about when planning your wedding. Flowers, catering, dress, bridesmaids’ gifts and beyond. The list can be seemingly endless. And if you’re a bride who is hoping to do some good on your big day, it can be tough to know where to start.

If you’re looking to serve and be a little more sustainable this wedding season, we’re here to help.

Go Vintage

A huge amount of the “waste” that can come out of weddings is in the one-time-use items. A dress that only serves you for one day. Flowers that will sadly perish in a week or less. Decorations that really only work for weddings.

When you “go vintage” you’re looking to eliminate that problem while bringing back fashion that will wow your guests.

Seek out a wedding dress that a family member wore or look to second-hand sites. For the flowers, see if you can go silk or make a bouquet out of broaches you’ve collected from the ladies in your life. 

For centerpieces, thrift shop it up for unique and stunning decor that represents you and your spouse. 

Often these items carry more meaning and they keep your budget low. What can you find that is gently used, but still dazzles on the day of? It’s sustainable and sentimental!

Custom Gifts

Let’s face it, bridal party gifts, while thoughtful, can often tend to be throwaway items. Keychains with the wedding hashtag on it. Shot glasses with the dates. They are sweet, but often impractical. Instead, seek out a gift that will be of true use to your party.

In our custom shop you can get earrings with the first initial of your bridesmaid, sandals in a style that match anyone’s taste and cosmetic bags they’ll carry their wedding day makeup in and use for every trip in the future.

Local Catering

When it comes to food and drinks, you have a lot of options. Why not support a small, local restaurant, catering company, craft brewer or small town winery? Not only will you be giving business to a hard-working entrepreneur, but you’ll also be exposing their product to all your guests, hopefully ensuring them more business in the future. Plus, consider having the leftovers boxed up and given away. 

Donations Instead of Gifts

Perhaps you and your partner have been together for a while. You have a toaster, blender, set of canisters, etc. Let’s face it, you don’t need more home goods. But people want to give you something for your wedding. So instead of registering for more stuff, you can ask for donations to your favorite cause! You’ll feel great, your guests will feel great and it will benefit those in need.

The Ribbon Sandal 

While we may be a little biased, but we can’t help but feel like the Ribbon Sandal is the comfiest and cutest option for bride and bridesmaid shoes. Who really enjoys wearing heels at their wedding anyway? 

The best part is that after the wedding, you and your crew can just swap the ribbons for a more casual look.

Not only will you have shoes that you can actually wear beyond the wedding, but as always, when you buy a Sseko product, you’re supporting female entrepreneurs, makers across the globe and the women in your life who would rather not spend a ton of cash on shoes they can only wear once. 

Get discounts on your wedding Sseko wear here and congratulations!