Wildlife-friendly Wedding Guide

Endangered Species Condoms

We’ve all probably heard the old childhood rhyme: “First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes baby in the baby carriage…” Some couples can’t even make it through their wedding before eager family members and aspirational potential grandparents are asking when they should be expecting the pitter patter of little feet.

Our biggest environmental issues, like climate change and habitat loss, can be traced back to our growing human population. In fact, having a child multiplies your carbon legacy five times over because they grow up to need resources too and likely have children of their own. Maybe you and your partner want kids right away; maybe you want to wait awhile or don’t want kids at all. It’s your choice, but the important thing is that you and your partner talk about if and when you want to have children.

Many people don’t have access to family planning resources and education to make informed decisions about contraception and their reproductive futures. It’s key that every pregnancy is planned for the health of families and to make sure we leave room for wildlife.

Photographed by Sarah Baillie

Here’s where our (vegan, fair trade) Endangered Species Condoms come in. Their colorful, eye-catching packaging is a great way to introduce your guests to the fact that our growing human population — and the overconsumption that goes along with it — is hurting wildlife and how family planning can help save endangered species. Each package contains two condoms, facts about unsustainable human population growth and its link to the extinction crisis; and solutions to the population problem, including universal access to contraception and reproductive healthcare and education and empowerment for women and girls.

We even thought of some ways they can be an educational and cheeky addition to your wedding as:

  • Placecards. You can put nametags on one side and use them as placecards.
  • Table assignments. Instead of having numbered tables, have the tables named for the different species on the packages.
  • Favors. Guests can take the condoms home with them (if they choose) and you’re providing them with a safe way to get wild later on.

And that item that we mentioned should be at the top of your honeymoon packing list? Don’t forget to save some Endangered Species Condoms to toss in your suitcase, and you’ll be good to go!

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Photo Credits (top to bottom): Sarah Baillie.