Photo by Smith House Photo

Photo by Smith House Photo

We have a guest post for you today! I met Cintrena, from Fashion Do's and Donuts, through mutual friends and we quickly hit it off! Model and fellow entrepreneur, we bonded over sharing our passion for being eco-friendly and incorporating ethical practices into our lives in any way possible! Check out her post below, and show her some love on Insta!

3 Ways To Make Your Wedding Ethical

By Cintrena with Fashion Do's and Donuts

Lets face it, your wedding day is about you and your amazing fiancé. The two of you celebrating your union and everlasting love. What if your day was about much more than that? Making your wedding ethical isn't as hard as you might think and you don't have to wear burlap and organic everything.

#1 Allison Paris NY

You probably have the perfect wedding dress in mind, but what about the bridesmaid dresses?

APNY's mission is to "retain moral values" while utilizing organic silks, fabrics made of recycled materials and factories within Manhattan's Garment District. Although the process of dress making isn't completely eco-friendly, they are making a conscious effort to upgrade each aspect.

The dresses listed on the online store are reasonably priced including the sale items dresses which range from $150-$800 with sizes from 0-12. You can add the dress to your cart and pay online or even see the nearest location to purchase the dress. One particular dress was available in a few colors at Neiman Marcus. How awesome is that?! On select dresses your bridesmaids have the option of renting with Rent the Runway.

#2 Do Amore

In the shape of a circle, a ring symbolizes love without end. What if your ring could give back? That's exactly the commitment that Do Amore has made. With each ring purchase, two people receive clean water for life, by the co-founding a water well in developing countries. Each ring is also made in the U.S.A. from 100% recycled precious metals, and their diamonds and gemstones are conflict-free and ethically sourced. The pricing of engagement rings is  from $380-$1,130. Don't see your dream ring? You have the option of a custom ring. If this all doesn't sound amazing, the Founder Krish Himmatramka currently resides in Houston, Texas.

#3 One Hope Wine 

Serving wine? Why not make it charitable. For every bottle of wine purchased One Hope donates 50% of its profits to nonprofit organizations. Take a moment to let that sink in. You can make a toast and celebrate your day as well as your donation. "Whether One Hope Wine is being served at your wedding or being given away as favors to your guests, there is truly no better way to celebrate than by supporting a greater cause."

These are just a few ways to make your special day more than just a celebration of two becoming one. Have any suggestions on other ethical options? Drop us a line.

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