The Ethical Wedding Show has arrived and is launching in Thetford Forest, Norfolk in autumn 2021 at the beautiful Wellington Wood. It is a show for eco, 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 hard 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 gets 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 afterward
- 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 October 10th 2021 and doors open at 11 and close at 3.00
Advance 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.
Please note that tickets can be bought at the door – on the day price is £7 for a standard ticket and £12 for a VIP ticket.
WiFi is limited so please either buy online in advance or bring cash!
Every ticket holder gets one raffle charity ticket included but you are welcome to buy more for £1 each.
11.00 – Doors open
11:30 – Natural dying workshop with Mia Sylvia in The Larch
12:30 – Sustainable floristry talk & demo with Popupblooms.co.uk in The Larch
13:30 – “Mastering your wedding vision” talk & workshop with All Things Considered in The Larch
14:15 – Raffle draw
14:30 – Sustainable wedding planning Q&A with Green Soul Weddings in The Larch
Throughout the day our models will be showcasing eco wedding dresses in the Style Lounge, with makeup and hair demos too.
3.00 – Doors close.
All workshops are free to attend but they will be on a first-come, first-served basis.