Eco-chic wedding celebrations
Wednesday 31 Jan 2024
How Jersey Hospice Care is helping you have your dream day, without the hefty price tag!
Living in Jersey, we’re no stranger to things costing a little bit more… It’s the price we pay for living on a small but beautiful island in the middle of the sea! And because it’s so picturesque – it’s a wonderful place to have a wedding. Whether you’re tying the knot in the scenic St Brelade’s Bay, surrounded by the vineyards at La Mare Wine Estate, or in one of the many stunning churches or manor houses around the island, you want to look the part too... Which can leave you with a final bill that leads to your first fight as a betrothed couple! That’s where Jersey Hospice Care’s Preloved Bridal Boutique comes into the picture. Not only could you save yourself a penny or two, but you could secure that ultimate vintage find, be a sustainable fashion trailblazer and be swept away by the beauty of sentimental value.
Why you should buy preloved for your wedding:
Sustainability in Every Stitch
We’re all becoming more and more aware of our effects on the environment, and how even small steps can make a big difference. We see it with the rise in people choosing to avoid fast fashion and instead opt for charity shop finds. Well, why not do the same for your wedding? Hospice’s preloved wedding range provides an eco-friendly alternative that aligns perfectly with the growing trend of sustainable weddings. By choosing preloved items, you actively participate in reducing the carbon footprint associated with wedding preparations, contributing to a more sustainable and eco-conscious celebration.
The Sentimental Touch
Did you ever love raiding your mum’s or grandma’s wardrobe when you were a child? There was something magical about finding hidden gems stashed in the back of the cupboard or boxed up in the attic from years gone by and trying them on. 80’s shoulder pads aside, being able to wear something that has its own story and was worn and loved by someone else is quite special. It means on your special day; your dress or accessory carries the love and celebration from its previous life into yours. Embracing preloved items adds a layer of history to your wedding, turning it into a celebration of shared joy and countless love stories – especially if you then pass it on and continue the trend!
Of course, cost is a major factor in play here. Last year, the average cost of a wedding dress in the UK was £1,350. If you shop preloved, it could save you thousands – and that means more money for the honeymoon! Or towards a deposit for your forever home – this is Jersey after all!
If you’d like to shop the range, Jersey Hospice Care is hosting the Preloved Wedding Fair at La Mare Wine Estate on 24 February 2024, from 10:00 to 15:00. It’ll feature a wide range of preloved and ex-display bridal wear and accessories – some of which will be showcased in catwalk shows throughout the day. There’ll be complimentary bubbles and canapés while you browse the collection.
If you can’t make that, you can also contact Jersey Hospice Care Stores (01534 487982) to see the collection. And something to bear in mind as you’re browsing the preloved treasures – not only will you be saving yourself money while planning your dream wedding, but you’ll be supporting the invaluable work Jersey Hospice Care do. So let your wedding be a celebration of love, style, and a greener, more compassionate world!