How to Use the Power of Your Wedding for Good

Today is earth day and it seems fitting given everything going on with Coronavirus that we celebrate and protect earth.

Because perhaps more so than ever before do we all have a huge appreciation for everything we have. And that includes mother earth.

One of the good things that has come from this pandemic are the earth friendly effects we’re seeing. Cleaner air and water. Birds singing and animals running free.

It wasn’t our choice to be on lockdown, but the effects on earth are in a word… amazing.

When we as a collective make a change, that change can be seen.

And that is amazing!

We all have more power than we realize. Not just in our actions, but in our purchasing power.

And we have an opportunity right now to not only reassess our choices and change our habits, but to put our money to good use.

And one easy place you can start is with your wedding.

Spring colorful wedding reception tent for a Sonoma destination wedding by destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events creator of Passport to Joy the online wedding planning course for couples
(Photo credit: Arrowood Photography)

If you stop to think about it, your wedding supports potentially dozens of small businesses and in turn those families. Everything from your caterer to your sign maker.

Which means there is power in your wedding.

And ala Spiderman, with power comes responsibility.

Because you have the ability to do good with your wedding.

To spend your money and support businesses (and causes) with the same values you have.

Perhaps more so than ever before is it important to make thoughtful purchasing choices.

Because there are businesses doing what they can to help others right now during this crisis. And others who are not or who are putting their employees at risk.

And that says something.

It makes a clear statement of what their company values are.

And that means a lot to me and definitely influences who I want to spend my money with.

And I bet it matters to you too.

So, your decisions make a difference. And that goes beyond what’s happening with COVID-19.

Because weddings can be a very wasteful celebration. There are lots of items purchased for a one time use and then discarded.

Choosing vendors that have practices, ideas and services that are eco-conscious can make a big difference for the earth.

And being thoughtful about your decisions and reusing or repurposing items also makes a big difference.

And this really affects almost every aspect of your wedding from your wedding dress to your invitations to your meal.

So, think about how and where those items were made or where it’s being sourced from. Think about alternative options that are more earth friendly. Think about the company you’re supporting when you’re making a purchase.

And make decisions that reflect your values.

Succulent escort cards and wedding favors at an eco-friendly wedding by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events creator of Passport to Joy the online wedding planning course for couples
(Photo credit: Strotz Photography)

Your wedding comes with a lot of decisions, which can be taxing.

But your decisions also have power.

Use the power of your wedding for good and make choices that support the earth and what you care about. Let your money speak for you.

Because you have more influence than you realize. And you can do a lot just with your wedding.

So, here’s the question, how will you use the power of your wedding for good?

A bride and her wedding veil at a San Francisco wedding by destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events creator of Passport to Joy, online wedding planning program for couples
(Photo credit: Jerry Yoon Photographers)

Want to know one thing you can do right now to start? Become a Passport to Joy member!

With every membership, we’re donating to organizations and causes that matter like, Feeding America, Color of Change and more.

So, becoming a member will do both you, your wedding and the world a lot of good.

So, click here and become a Passport to Joy member today!

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