Are Ethical Weddings Expensive?

An ethical wedding photo shoot featuring the bride and groom in front of a earthy, floral arch which is a fresh tip for planning ethical weddings on a budget.

Ethical Weddings are weddings that are socially impactful and environmentally conscious. Ethical wedding costs depend: vintage, upcycled, and reusable items can be cheaper though not always. It’s still possible to plan ethical weddings on a budget.

Organic and fair-trade can generally be more expensive though not always.

But let’s break it down, if everyone in the world gets paid a fair wage, what you buy should be more expensive. Chocolate shouldn’t be a $1. Fair would be closer to $4-$8.

Maybe the question we should ask instead is, Are Ethical Weddings A Wise Investment?

You see a value shouldn’t just be a number on your bank statement. I urge you to think about the quality of life (yours and our society) for the long-term. As Papa John says, “better ingredients, better pizza.” aka high-quality little things go a long way. I encourage you to think about evaluating value not just on your own personal wallet but the ripple effect your choice makes.

Think about your wedding budget as an investment. With that in mind…

Fresh Ideas to plan ethical weddings on a budget

    • Consider upcycling a family heirloom as your wedding ring.
    • Use living florals such as potted plants for decor so you or your guests can enjoy them after the ceremony.
    • Hire local sustainable food vendors, there are lots of options depending on where you live, including vegan food trucks.

For more fresh ideas for planning ethical weddings on a budget, check out these 5 tips to plan a fabulous, affordable ethical wedding.

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