You've booked your photographer and scheduled your engagement session. Now let's check off another item on the wedding planning checklist: Wedding party gifts that give back.
Gifts are my love language.
I love finding just the right gifts, and I get so excited in the anticipation of the gift to be received. And if I know my brides, we share this in common. Wedding party gifts that give back is a thoughtful way to extend a special thank-you to those who bring your day to life AND pay it forward. Being in a wedding is not an easy business. And appreciating those who have poured so much love, time, and support in making your wedding day be as beautiful as can be goes a long way. It's important to celebrate those standing up alongside you as you commit yourself to another.
I love discovering products or support organizations that are giving back. There are so many wonderful organizations out there, with amazing products, but researching all the possibilities is time-consuming. And you're already planning a wedding!
So I want to help you out! Let me do the work of finding your wedding party gifts that give back.
Here are some awesome products I have discovered that will allow you to pay it forward and support organizations making a difference, all the while saying thank you to those in your life!
FOR THE GALS
1) Mota Make Up Bag - Sari Bari
This is the go-to bag for every woman! Upcycled from sari products by survivors of Kolkata's red-light areas, your purchase becomes a part of her freedom story.
2) Gold Necklace - The Shine Project
Treat your ladies to a statement necklace hand made by inner-city youth. The Shine Project employs youth so they can attend college, and by purchasing their beautiful jewelry you are telling a young life you believe in them and their future!
3) Karuna Robe - Sudara
Enjoy your wedding day morning relaxed while sipping mimosas in these oh-so-comfy robes! Support women in India working to remain free from sex slavery!
FOR THE GUYS
1) Bow Tie - Bull & Moose
You can never go wrong with a strong bowtie. B+M handcrafts each tie using the finest silks, wools, linens, and cotton. They are a Veteran owned business believing in social responsibility and paying it forward. Their mission is to "do good while helping gentlemen look good".
2) Cuff Links - From the Earth
These stylish and unique cuff links make not only a great gift for the guys but a tasteful addition in your groomsmen attire. From the Earth is part of the Fair Trade Federation, and by working with farmers and artisans in holistic partnerships, they are helping to create positive changes socially, economically, and environmentally.