Gowns and Guests

Supporting Small Businesses As You Plan Your Wedding

Weddings are happy times, no matter what is going on in the outside world, but right now it can seem a bit disheartening. So many people are struggling. It can seem difficult to reconcile your happiness with others’ misfortunes, but remember, you can make a difference in your neighborhood.

Buy local! Your wedding is probably pretty small because of the coronavirus. If you do have a few friends over, use local restaurants to cater. Most small restaurants are still doing delivery or pick up services. They will be able to handle a small meal for your closest friends and family.

Another way to help is to make donations in your guests’ names with charities working to help with COVID-19, or supporting the protestors. You can also have guests give to charities instead of giving gifts.

Some small businesses exist only online, and they are suffering too. Take a look at Etsy for handmade bridesmaid and groomsman gifts, or even your wedding attire. Consider buying from minority-owned businesses. You can find many lists for your area online.

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