I recently heard about the wedding of a couple who’s lives were tragically touched by breast cancer. The bride, her mother and grandmother were all personally affected by the disease. October is breast cancer awareness month. In doing research for this blog, I was amazed at the amount of breast cancer awareness related articles, favors and ideas that brides were incorporating into their weddings. This concept is something relatively new to the wedding industry and I’m excited to share my findings with you!
A Pink Wedding Dress?
The Dress. The Shoes. The Accessories. The Jewelry. Make a bold statement by purchasing a pink wedding dress. Designers such as Alfred Angelo, Amsale, Anjolique, Anne Barge, Atelier Aimee, Badgley Mischka Bride, Carolina Herrera, Christos, Claire Pettibone, David’s Bridal, Eve of Milady, Kenneth Pool, Mon Cheri Bridals, Monique Lhuillier, Mori Lee, Romona Keveza, Reem Acra, Sophia Tolli, Vera Wang, Vineyard Collection and Watters Brides all participate in the “Something Pink Campaign” by designing pink wedding dresses in support of finding a cure. The “Something Pink Campaign” is a a national awareness campaign in support of the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation, an organization founded to grant wishes to women with metastatic breast cancer and their families.
A little too bold for your taste? Add subtle touches of pink instead. Here are some great ideas:
There are several wedding favors that donate proceeds to research as well. Check out these plantable wildflower seeds, favor boxes, purse hanger and magnet sets.
In lieu of traditional wedding favors, set aside a monetary donation to the Susan G. Komen foundation, which is an organization supporting breast cancer research. For more information, check out their website.
There are so many great color combinations involving different shades of pink. Here are some great inspiration boards involving the color.
Eats, Sweets and Treats
Another great project is the “Brides Against Breast Cancer.” They organize different wedding related festivities and the proceeds go to Breast Cancer Research and Awareness. You can even donate your wedding dress! Click HERE for more information regarding this great cause!