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I think one trend that naturally goes hand-in-hand with weddings,  celebrations of love and new beginnings, is incorporating a charity aspect into a couple’s big day since charities are often about celebrating new beginnings and love themselves. The possibilities are endless, and more than one bride has stepped out-of-the-box when it comes to either showcasing a cause dear to her heart or incorporating subtle touches into her day-of decor and style. We’ve collected a few of our favorite touches and companies below:


Botanical Paperworks offers a variety of fresh designs for your paper good needs, from invitations to place cards. They’re printing on seed paper- a special paper embedded with wildflower, herb or vegetable seeds. When you plant the paper in a pot of soil or outside in a garden, the seeds in the paper germinate and grow into plants.

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Left: 31 Bits jewelry is made out of 100% recycled paper by internally displaced women in Northern Uganda. They’ve recently introduced a wedding line filled with lovely pieces for the bride as well as her ladies beside her on her big day.
Right: Chaviano Couture dresses are not only lovely, they also give 20% of your purchase to charities throughout the world.

Share your love with a four-legged friend? This is a great way to have your guests share your love and a unique way to give back. Credit to Susan Southerland.


Another charity that has jumped into the wedding business is Sseko Designs. These gorgeous sandals come in a variety of colors and can be worn in different ways by your bridesmaids. And you can even rewear yours after your big day to remind you of the amazingly strong and talented women in Uganda that made them.

What are a few charities that you would like to incorporate into your style, decor or celebration in general? What are some ways you’ve thought about doing so?


  1. Beautiful invites! I cannot believe that the featured piece of jewellery is made out of PAPER! Wow, kudos to those North Ugandan ladies!

  2. I like the wedding dress.