The following article was written
by Alexis Wise.
the love of your life? Check. You want to be together forever? Check. You still
need to find the perfect wedding-day look? I'm here to help.
a doubt, your wedding day will forever be one of—if not the—most significant
and memorable events of your life. What better way to start your lives together
than cruelty-free? So do not fret, all you ethically minded bride-to-be's!
Having a vegan wedding is classy, chic, and SO easy.
start, the most anticipated, and of course most important, item you need before the special day is the perfect
wedding dress. Designers such as The Cotton Bride, Dalia MacPhee, Morgan
Boszilkov, Motasem, Swoon, and Tara Lynn offer bountiful selections of gowns
that are cruelty-free and incredibly gorgeous. For instance, this gown from The
Cotton Bride's "Fireflies" Collection is both simple and elegant without
being over the top.
The Cotton Bride, prices upon
know what's even easier than finding a vegan gown? Avoiding silk in your dress.
Did you know that it takes approximately 3,000 dead silkworms to make a pound
of silk? And that, in order to get this silk, the distributors have to boil the
worms alive inside their cocoons?
there are the shoes. Choosing the perfect pair of bridal shoes might be one of
your most deliberated decisions. Of course, the criteria list includes comfort
(or at least it should). However, don't forget to seek nonleather comfort. Most
leather that is produced within the U.S. is chrome tanned and, as determined by
the Environmental Protection Agency, all waste containing chromium is
considered hazardous. I think it's fair to say that no bride wants her foot
wrapped in hazardous waste on her wedding day (or in all honesty, ever). Some of my favorite finds are
these amazing black
pumps and perfectly sparkly heels. But
maybe you have a more formal sandal in mind.
Skyscraper—Vivienne Westwood by Melissa Shoes £128.00
Myley—Steve Madden $129.95
Grooom—Steve Madden $79.95
you have the look, what about the food? Your wedding day should be a culinary
dream, and you deserve to celebrate it unabashedly. My suggestion? Do a little
research. What do you imagine your loved ones drooling over? Whether you're
hiring a caterer, ordering in from a restaurant, or cooking yourself, begin
your planning by compiling a list of your favorite dishes. Having suggestions
and examples will make the process of putting together a fabulous menu easy.
Need help finding recipes? We offer meal suggestions and recipes for wedding reception menus
that everyone will enjoy. The best
part about having a vegan menu is showing off to your friends and family the amazing
vegan options that they may not have known existed.
To make your special day even more
memorable, consider giving your guests "wedding favors of
compassion." Order your PETA wedding favor cards today—they provide the perfect
final touch to the table settings at your event.
course, there are hundreds of additional options available to make your wedding
day cruelty-free. And you should feel incredible that you and your prospective
partner love animals and the planet—almost as much as you love each other!
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.