Although most of our readers are women looking for a wedding dress, many parents, partners, bridesmaids, grooms and more also look to us for ideas, inspiration, and resources to plan a more meaningful, memorable, YOU wedding.
So let’s talk about ideas for the groom who wants to give back.
Whether you need just one for the groom or a whole set for your wedding party, Fair Trade ties and bow ties are a great option. Celia Grace ties are made from heirloom eco silk and are sewn in safe and fair conditions that help families around the world.
Giveback tie & bow tie options include:
If you are going to thank your besties with a gift, why not choose a gift they can use and that gives back? Here are some great options for thank you gifts that are eco, ethical, Fair Trade, or give back in some way:
BTizzy - products that support people with disabilities
Serrv - Fair Trade products helping artisans and families around the world
Ten Thousand Villages - Fair Trade products helping artisans and families around the world
Tuckerman and Co - Dress Shirts (organic, made in the USA)
Everlane Dress Shirts, Blazers, etc (ethically produced in China, the USA, and other countries)
In God We Trust NYC - Dress shirts, pants, blazers (made in the USA)
Fair Indigo - Dress Shirts, pants, blazers (ethically made in Colombia)
CP Shades - Dress Shirts (made in the USA, sustainable fabrics)
UK Brothers We Stand - Dress shirts, blazers (ethically made by various brands)
Monkee Jeans - Pants (ethically produced, sweatshop free)
Alden of New England - men’s dress shoes (made in Middleborough, MA since 1884)
Allen Edmonds - men’s boots and dress shoes (made in the USA)
Eastland Men’s Shoes - men's shoes (made in Maine)
Oakstreet Bootmakers - men's boots (made in Illinois)
Rancourt & Co - men’s dress shoes (made in Maine)
Walk-Over - men’s casual shoes (made in the USA since 1758)
Nisolo - Ethically-produced men's shoes and boots (made in Peru)
Red Wing - men's shoes and boots (made in the USA)
We all know -- it’s what’s on the inside that counts -- so make sure you have clean, new, and organic socks and undies for your big day.
Natalie and Andrew celebrated their DIY wedding at a flower farm in Natalie's hometown of Groton, MA. An August wedding, the event was a neighborhood affair full of colorful accents and happy guests.