Our inbox is overflowing with emails from companies who want us to read their latest ethical wedding book or try their new green wedding product.
As our wedding day is now but a wonderful memory (*sigh*) we wanted to give ethical brides and grooms in the middle of wedding planning chaos the chance to try out some of these green goodies.
If you agree to review something you have a month to review it (so if you get it on 1 July we’d need the review by 1 August). We want honest reviews that are helpful to other couples so if you love it feel free to rave incoherently (well, ish!) and if you don’t like it, just say so – but please say why.
If you want to give it a go, all we need from you is a pic, some brief details about your wedding (month/year, where – just county/state and county if you prefer, and a sentence or two about why you’re planning an ethical wedding). Then you can join our review panel!
Email info at ethicalweddings.com to join the panel.
Latest products / books to review
Out in February 2010, get your hands on a copy in December by reviewing it for Ethical Weddings!
The blurb: ‘The guide is practical and down-to-earth, providing all the advice and information needed to plan a dream wedding day, whether that be a green wedding, a Civil Partnership ceremony, an alternative bash, or a traditional church-and-champagne affair.
From the practicalities of budgets and venue-booking to the emotional curveballs along the way from cold feet to mutineering bridesmaids the guide tries to help the bride and groom pull off the perfect wedding without losing their minds.’
Out in January 2010, get your review copy of this thorough but humorous examination of wedding etiquette now!
The blurb: ‘In this age of overblown weddings, something essential has been forgotten. Something decent, something dignified, something Miss Manners knows all about: etiquette. In this book, Miss Manners, a.k.a. Judith Martin, aided by her daughter, takes on our culture of commercialized love and with trademark wit tells brides and their cortège what advice to ignore, what “traditions” to skip, and how to achieve the rare, tasteful wedding.
Miss Manners has culled thousands of questions from bewildered grooms, bankrupt parents, bridezillas and bridesmaids covering marital matters large and small—from same sex marriages and melded families, to reply cards and bachelorette parties. Judith and Jacobina Martin navigate the world of weddings with respectful hilarity, helping their “gentle readers” to recognize that etiquette does not have to mean extravagance.’
The blurb: ‘With the average cost of a wedding hovering around $30,000, many couples wind up deep in debt to pay for this big day. But Pastor Todd Outcalt, who has counseled hundreds of couples on how to avoid this strain on a new marriage, shows you another way.
‘Your Beautiful Wedding on Any Budget’ reveals how to craft a debt-free big day, gives you the techniques and strategies to help you enter into marriage with a bigger wallet and lower stress level. Rather focusing on a certain dollar amount, ‘Your Beautiful Wedding on Any Budget’ allows you to design a plan tailored to your financial reality, whatever that may be.’
Vivesana organic sun screen (US brides only) - see vivesana.com
You could try this one on your honeymoon! Samples available to review.
Fleur d’Amour by Sylvie Beljanski (US brides only) – see fleurdamourbysylviebeljanski.com
A new phthalate and paraben free fragrance. Samples available to review.
Read past reviews