My mom used to say the only thing you needed to host a wedding was cake and champagne. I’ve yet to be at a reception where that’s all that was served, and for awhile it seemed as if every wedding I went to was more extravagant than the next.
The last wedding I attended was so ornate, I couldn’t help thinking about the waste involved (I know, I’m such a romantic…) but really, weddings can be huge “trash makers”.
Reducing the waste from a wedding is all part of the planning.
There’s a lot on a happy couple’s list to accomplish in sometimes a short amount of time, but more and more people are starting to (and should) think about how their special day impacts the environment.
From the decorations they use to the clothes they choose for their wedding party, there are simple ways to ensure that their special day doesn’t end up in a landfill.
Sometimes cutting back on trash can be a no-brainer. I remember when having a disposable camera on every table at the reception was a thing. Can you imagine how many black plastic cameras were thrown away after one season of summer weddings? Eliminating cheap disposable decorations and favors (especially those that can’t be re-used or recycled) and replacing them with practical quality ones that someone will actually use again is an easy switch that helps create a zero-waste wedding.
Starting with the basics is a great way to begin, but thinking even further about how her clothing impacts the environment too, an “Eco-Bride” can have an even bigger impact on her special day.
Instead of insisting her friends spend an exorbitant amount of money on a fuchsia, strapless dress (they’ll never wear again) brides are having their bridesmaids choose their own dresses in the same color. It ensures their bridesmaids will get more use from it and each bridesmaid is sure to feel more confident in a style of her own choosing. Choosing dresses that can be altered or adapted for everyday-wear after the wedding is also wise, as bridesmaids can wear them to additional events down the road or casually under a denim jacket.
As for bridesmaid gifts, instead of a crystal vase that may sit in a cupboard or a cheap trinket that will collect dust on their shelf, brides are getting their bride-tribe decorative and personalized clothing. This ensures her crew is matching for pre-wedding pics and will have something they will definitely use again.
Here’s where we come in …
MAJAMAS has just introduced a line of bridesmaid robes in beautiful prints that are silky and substantial!
Complete with adjustable ties, the Champagne Robe fits a variety of body types and has hidden pockets that hold phones and any other goodies while getting ready. Our fabrics breathe well and wick moisture in those stuffy getting-ready rooms and are wrinkle-resistant so they are picture perfect straight out of their gift-boxes.
Best of all, they’re eco-friendly made with the environment in mind (double bonus!)
Brides that choose to stand out can wear a different print from her party or a solid robe (may we suggest the Vestaglia Robe)!
Not into the robes?
Try our Picoli Shorts or Polsino Pants instead. Made from MANY whimsical prints, there’s one to match every personality! Pair any printed bottom with one of our solid reversible 2-Way Tanks that flatter all shapes and sizes and you’ll be set!
Your bridesmaids will thank you (profusely, I promise) and think back on your wedding every time they put these on.
Of course, knowing they were consciously made won’t be the first thing your I-Do Crew thinks of each time they put them on, but they will look and feel beautiful without harming our beautiful planet.
Hopefully it will be the beauty of the day embellished on their brains (not the crazy toast Uncle Billy gave before the first dance). Best wishes!
– Germaine Caprio, Company Owner & Designer