Heart disease is the number one killer of women in this country. It can hit the young or old, healthy or unhealthy. Many times it strikes without warning and unlike some other serious diseases, often by the time you find out you have it, it is too late. This cause is near and dear to me as we actually incorporated it into our wedding. While raising money for charities is always helpful, there are many health related organizations that benefit just as much from awareness. Healthy eating and exercise are two great ways to avoid heart disease. Gentle little reminders at your wedding may inspire others to get healthy or to make an appointment to get a check up, which could save lives! Luckily incorporating this cause into your wedding is easy. I made two boards to show the versatility. First the colors, red and white.
Red is a common wedding color anyway so it is easy to blend it in to your decor. The Go Red for Women Campaign, often signified by the red dress, is a big fund raising effort for the American Heart Association so you could consider red bridesmaids dresses. My girls wore red shoes and we asked the female guests to do the same. There is nothing like a room full of ladies in red shoes to remind you to take care of your heart!
Perhaps more obviously, you could incorporate the heart into your details, especially if red isn’t for you. Hearts are perfect for weddings and can easily blend into any theme or color palette.
Heart shaped treats with little reminders to stay healthy would be a cute and easy way to bring a little good will into your big day.