It’s that time of year – wedding bells are in the air. For the new green go-getters and long time tree huggers alike, it’s also time to think about the many opportunities to be kind to planet earth while planning for the most important day of your life (as some would say). Why not start with eco-friendly linens? That’s what we’re all about here at Shoo-Foo and so we’ve got lots of ideas stored up our sleeves to share with you soon-to-be newly-weds:
Start a bamboo linen gift registry – this is the most obvious, and probably the easiest way to ‘go green’ for your wedding. You know you’ll be getting household goods for your wedding gifts, whether or not you start a registry, so why not direct people to the place where they can find what truly reflects your values AND makes them feel like they contributed a high-quality, sizeable gift they can be proud of? Our tip? Ask for bamboo bedding! The luxury of these sheets, pillow cases and duvet cover will have you feeling like you’re sinking in cashmere or silk. They look so royalé and fit in with any room design for your new home as a family.
Use the bamboo head wrap and head band while you’re getting ready – we all know the day of the wedding is going to be crazy for you ladies, as you run around getting your hair, makeup and nails done. Get up early, take your shower and cover your hair in a bamboo head wrap so it dries quickly for the hairdresser and won’t leave fuzz behind. The headband will keep hair out of your face as you and your bridesmaids get your facials and makeup done.
Wrap yourself in a bamboo robe before the dresses go on – still in the ‘getting ready’ phase, have you ever thought of all that your bridesmaids have done for you? Why not gift them with a bamboo towel robe, so luxuriously soft and elegant. They can wear it while you’re all getting ready and take it home as a keepsake afterwards. Come on, how often will they really wear that dress again? But the robe, oh my, comforting after-baths here we come!
Use Mini Shoo-Foo’s for emergencies – during the day, you’re bound to spill a little something by accident, get cake dropping on your shoes or come across a wailing child with a runny nose. Keep the compact Mini Shoo-Foo’s handy in your purse (or secret compartment somewhere!), ready to pull out and unravel or wet for an instant eco-friendly wipe that is naturally anti-bacterial AND reusable!
Embroider face towels to give as wedding favours – when you think about it, how many wedding favours actually come with the idea that they will be useful to your guests after the wedding week is over? Candy is nice, but forgetful. An embroidered bamboo towel, however, can say a lot and will last for years, reminding your guests of your special day every time they see those initials elegantly stitched onto the corner of their useful face towel.
We’re only just getting started! Bamboo linens can be used in so many ways for your wedding, and can be gifted in many varieties. Take a look at our store for more ideas and let us know what you come you up with!