Whether you're already married, or don't care to ever join that club, it's refreshing to see how they're challenging what used to be considered "tradition" in the wedding industry.
A recent article by Rebecca Perre-Kane in the column More or Less, outlines guidelines for creating a sustainable wedding registry. In that, she highlights a couple things to ask yourself when the time comes to picking out gifts for you and your partner.
Will you use it regularly and for a long time? Where are your items being sourced? Are they handmade or being mass-produced overseas? Is there a non-object gift that might be more appropriate? Or what about collecting donations for charities you support?
Reusable, unbleached paper towels from The Clementine Bee
Handmade plates by Rebekah Wostrel (trying to phase out the Ikea plate collection I've accumulated)
Hand-forged steel roaster and bronze/stainless steel spreading knives by Blanc Creatives
Love this gift! Customized, hardcover book of the pictures taken at the wedding. Check out all of the neat projects they do at Artifact Uprising.
Brad and I have been living together for a while now, and although we just moved to a city and into a new home less than a year ago, we feel just fine with the amount of "stuff" we have. Aside from the few staples like a vacuum and a Vitamix, our registry is consists of handmade goods, digital downloadable travel guides, a wine-tasting date, and donations to several organizations we support like the Michigan Humane Society and the Arts and Scraps program for kids in Detroit. it's 2017, and less is more when it comes to conscious consumerism, even at the one time in your life when every single person you know wants to give you something. Another big shout out to Catalyst for the inspiring advice!