Sustainable Wedding Dress Tips
Living sustainably has never been more important than today. We are all doing what we can to help the planet. What does this have to do with wedding planning? Well, there are a variety of ways to be more sustainable when you’re getting ready to walk down the aisle. One of these options is to shop more sustainably if you are looking for ways to dress and wear Accessories both on your wedding day and for the celebrations leading up to it. If you’re interested, we have a complete guide on how to dress that fits your sustainable mindset!
Shop with sustainable wedding dress designers
Nowadays, there are many wedding dress designers who are interested in sustainability. If you want to stay as environmentally friendly as possible, it makes sense to align yourself with designers who have this priority in mind. Modern designers like Lost In Paris, Wear Your Love and Grace Loves Lace all support the cause of sustainability. When you shop with them and many other eco-friendly clothing designers, the best part is that you don’t have to give up style for sustainability. You can go green and love your dress at the same time, while browsing through a plethora of options and feeling comfortable with your choice. It’s the Best of both Worlds!
Wearing a Preloved Dress
Probably the best thing you can do for the planet is to wear a dress that has already been worn to avoid buying something new. So many wedding dresses have only been worn for a few hours, and then they end up in closets for the rest of the time. That is why the resale market for wedding dresses has experienced such an increase, combined with the fact that it can help the planet and help you save money.
Another win-win-win situation, isn’t it? Look for a wedding dress resale store near you or an online platform — there are so many of them today! Even if you do not fully engage in the purchase of something presented, it is worth checking if something catches your eye.
Be thrifty for other holidays
Another way to be sustainable when dressing for your wedding celebrations is to continue to be frugal in all these occasions. From your wedding shower to your bachelor party to your rehearsal dinner, if you’re like most brides, you’ll be looking for a variety of new outfits. There is nothing wrong with this, but support the health of the planet by looking around to see what you can buy that is not brand new. Sources like Etsy for Vintage clothes, Poshmark or Mercari are awesome places to look for something new for you. Of course, you should also visit your local thrift stores to support your community while being more environmentally friendly.
Since you have so many wedding events that you need to dress up for, consider wearing some of your Accessories to reduce the need to buy so many new items. This applies to things like shoes, bags, hair accessories and jewelry. It’s another chance to be sustainable, and if you can borrow items from friends and family, it’s another way to be more environmentally friendly while saving money.
Avoid fast fashion
Fast fashion is all around us, and these mass-produced pieces are usually not produced sustainably. Avoid shopping on websites or in stores such as Shein, H&M, Boohoo, Forever 21 and Primark. Do some research to find out which brands are making strides in sustainability before you buy. For example, the reform is committed to being sustainable, which makes it a more solid Option when it comes to buying something new.
If you think about all your options when it comes to dressing for your big day and really do some research on where you shop, you can do a lot of good for the planet.