1000 Flowers for the Planet - #634 Skip the Bonbonniere
Just as Flower #622 suggested children could skip the goodies bag at birthday parties, this Flower suggests adults can skip the bonbonniere at weddings. This particular occasion costs people an incredible amount of money these days, often enough to put a deposit on a house. That’s their choice. But maybe the cost to the planet can be considered for a change, and one unnecessary item is the bonbonniere. Usually this little gift left at the place setting for each guest is something inexpensive but cute or tasty; however, guests are provided with a meal and the pleasure of being a part of the bride and groom’s special day. Why should they receive gifts of any type? The bride and groom receive the gifts, so let’s get a bit of perspective and dump the idea of giving some cheap little nick-knack that will likely end up in landfill, or extra food items with more packaging for landfill. After a three or four course meal, who needs anything more to eat?
Save your money, folks, or put it towards an education fund for the children who will inherit a better planet from their parents if you look after it, starting now.