The Ethical Wedding Show has arrived, and is launching in Manchester on March 29th 2020 at the beautiful Victoria Baths. It is a show for ethically minded couples who love the planet as well as each other.
Every supplier has been handpicked for The Ethical Wedding Show, not just for their gorgeous product and impeccable service, but because they too care about the planet.
They have worked had to reduce their plastic use before, during and after your wedding.
They have introduced vegan versions to give more choice, and because they care.
They have been clever with recycling or up-cycling in their designs as well as after your wedding.
They source locally to keep their carbon footprint low.
They embrace pre-loved or vintage.
But this doesn’t mean quality has dropped. Neither does it mean they don’t deliver the creative luxe weddings we are known for here at Magpie Wedding.
Why The Ethical Wedding Show?
Being ethically minded in your life choices and therefore your wedding choices is one of our core values and always has been. Let’s face it, choosing vintage which is where we began, is a great way to be eco-friendly, cut down your carbon footprint and recycle (and look good too!). We know that our couples love the planet as well as each other so want to have a positive impact with their spend for their big day. They don’t want single use plastic. They want to know that their venue follows good practices with their recycling and supports local businesses. They don’t want a load of tat from China.
How Ethical will the show be?
We are firm believers that a million people embracing being ethical imperfectly is better than a few people doing it perfectly. Therefore we have designed a 5 point criteria for our businesses with every one involved having to meet at least 3. This therefore means they may be less good at one aspect – but overall they are making a difference. And want to.
We could have called it The Ethical-ish Wedding Show. or the Ethically Minded Wedding Show. But that get’s a bit wordy so instead we promise that everyone involved is doing their bit.
The 5 points are:
- SUPPORTING LOCAL – to bring down their carbon footprint, to support communities and small businesses here in the UK.
- NO SINGLE USE PLASTIC – reducing plastic use overall and cutting out single use plastic
- BEST RECYCLING PRACTICES – using recycled materials, and recycling afterwards
- CARING FOR WILDLIFE – adding a large vegan choice, not using chemicals that harm nature, and generally loving the planet
- SUPPORTING OTHER ECO INITIATIVES – supporting charities, reducing waste, donating after the day, excellent working practices, hand making items that last forever…..
What you need to know!
The Ethical Wedding Show is on March 29th and doors open at 11 and close at 3.30
What to expect at The Ethical Wedding Show
We will have great suppliers as always ready to support you and show you their beautiful products. We will also have talks, demos, workshops and a fashion show.
Standard tickets, £5, which includes a £1 donation to Brides Do Good charity, helping to stop child marriage worldwide including the UK.
VIP tickets, £10, where you can enjoy some British booze and get an eco goody bag, plus a free copy of Simply Vegan Magazine for £10. This also includes a £1 donation to Brides Do Good charity, helping to stop child marriage worldwide including the UK and we will plant a tree for every VIP guest in the Amazon Rainforest.
Doors open at 11am and VIP guests will get a copy of Simply Vegan magazine, some British booze and the bride will get some treats
WEDDING WISDOM TALK – 11.30 Bridal Reloved will host a talk on how to have a waste free wedding
CREATIVE WORKSHOP – 12.00 The Ivy Cottage will host a workshop showing you how to write your own wedding signs.
WEDDING WISDOM TALK – 1.00 Well Being Farm will share all the questions you should ask your venue to make sure they are ethical
CREATIVE WORKSHOP – 1.30 Make your own bridal headbands with Flower Child
WEDDING WISDOM TALK – 1.45 How to prep your face ready for the big day with Wildflower Hair Company
WEDDING WISDOM WORKSHOP – 2.15 How to write your own vows with Charlotte Simpson Ceremonies
RAFFLE – 3.00 We will announce the raffle winner with all proceedings going to our charity Brides do Good
FASHION PARADES – On the hour, see our favourite ethical wedding dresses in our fashion parades.
3.30 Doors close!