Last weekend was my bridal shower, which was hosted by my Aunt Melissa and Aunt Kathleen, as well as my cousins, Becca and Laura. The whole event was just perfect – and eco-friendly too.
In accordance with the “green” theme, the invites were printed on recycled paper and featured a nature pattern. Not only were the invites, eco-friendly, but the entire party was – no paper materials or plastic utensils were used. My lovely hostesses created a great mix n’ match vibe with different style porcelain plates, silverware, and linens that gave the party a vintage vibe that suited my style and saved a lot of waste!
Planet Green.com, succulent plants require less water than most plants and "can last forever, while cut flowers die out in a week,” making them an attractive, eco-friendly option. Some brides are even choosing to incorporate them in their "green bouquets."
I had a fantastic time at my shower. It was very relaxing and low-key. I even got some charitably inspired gifts. My best buddy and bridesmaid, Christin, got me a bottle of flipflop wine. For every bottle of flipflop wine purchased, Soles4Souls distributes a pair of shoes to someone in need.
Soles4Souls, which began as www.katrinashoes.org, was founded to help people who had lost everything following natural disasters. The Nashville-based charity collects shoes from individuals, as well as from the warehouses of footwear companies and then distributes the shoes to people in need. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 14 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes to people in over 127 countries!
Now, Soles4Souls has partnered with companies to be shoe drop-off locations, making it even easier for people to donate their shoes and help those in need around the world. Check out their site to find a drop-off site near you!
I can’t begin to thank my friends and family enough for all they have done to support me, and my “engagement” with a cause over the past year – from buying me charitable jewelry to running book drives to cleaning a hundred dishes to avoid wasting paper. I truly appreciate it!