With Breast Cancer Awareness Month in full swing, the color pink is everywhere: T-shirts, water bottles, billboards…even kitchen appliances. And it can be at your wedding, too.

According to the American Cancer Society, 2.9 million breast cancer survivors live in the United States today. Why not do your part to help increase that number by promoting breast cancer awareness at your wedding? We teamed up with Lisa Fero at Do Me a Favor LLC in Milwaukee to offer some ideas on how to start.

Since nearly everyone has been affected by breast cancer, recognizing the bride or the couple’s loved one as a breast cancer survivor is, as Fero puts it, “a phenomenal way to say, ‘I beat it!'” It can help them feel liberated from the past, she says, and grateful to be surrounded by their nearest and dearest at the wedding.

In honor and memory of those whose lives have been changed by the disease, you could make a monetary donation to a breast cancer charity, such as the Southeastern Wisconsin chapter of Susan G. Komen for the CureBrides Against Breast Cancer or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Then, spread the message on your wedding day.

“You don’t necessarily have to go overboard with the color pink,” explains Fero, whose business specializes in paper goods and takeaways, as well as event planning. “Small accents using the color, the breast cancer awareness ribbon, quotes, ceremony programs, pictures, desserts or favors are perfect.” Consider these “think pink” wedding touches.

Photographs by Anne Grace Photography

1. Cake pops—tasty treats for guests to eat on the spot or save for later; $1.20 each at Do Me a Favor LLC
2. “Help Find a Cure” favor bag—ideal for a candy bar takeaway; $0.40 each at Do Me a Favor LLC
3. Muslin goodie bag—customize your font, color and message, plus the surprises inside; prices vary according to selection
4. Escort cards—a pink ribbon says it all; prices vary according to selection

How would you show your support for finding the cure at your own wedding? Share in the comments!

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By the end of high school, Ellie Martin Cliffe was completely enamored of journalism, so she chose the most logical college major possible: anthropology. Disappointed by the minimal emphasis on writing and editing, she changed tracks and earned a comm degree from Carroll College. Ellie has since tackled many facets of the field including books, magazines and the Web at places like The Knot and Reader's Digest. She now works full time in book publishing, and is thrilled to get her wedding fix with WedInMilwaukee.com. When she isn’t wielding her (red) pen, Ellie can be found in the garden, at any concert that showcases a fiddle, playing pub trivia or in the kitchen. She and her husband live in Riverwest with their hedgehog, Guinness, and grapefruit tree, Sprout.



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