3.1k

Wedding as a political act: 8 ways to show your wedding is part of the resistance

We've talked for years about folks who've used their weddings as political statements, most notably with marriage equality back before it became legal nationwide… but we're in a different era now, and I'd argue that things are way more overwhelming than they were back then.

Let's talk about a few ways to make a political statement with your wedding…

Serve up flavored popcorn favors to your guests (with recipes!)

Nidia and Jamal had tons of things going for their sweet Indiana wedding, but we couldn't stop drooling over their many flavors of popcorn favors (among a few favors!) they served to their guests. They had Chicago Mix (a Chicago staple of cheddar cheese and caramel mix), Asian BBQ, and Bombay Seasoning. I totally want all of those flavors right now.

You could translate this idea to the reception, cocktail hour, or even before the ceremony for mid-tears noshing.

Doing good while getting wed: wedding charity ideas to support your favorite causes

"In lieu of a gift registry, what are some of the options/ideas to ask people to give to charity? My partner and I met volunteering and are passionate about that particular organization and some others. We'd love to get others on board with helping support these places but are wondering how to do that." Boy do we have ideas for you! From donations to charitable registries, there are lots of ways to give back. Here's a roundup of charity wedding ideas…