Skip to main content

Green Environmentally Friendly Weddings

Image Found Here: http://www.oldcarsremoved.com.au/environment-friendly-company/eco-friendly-stamp-as-symbol-for-recycling/ 

If you’re an eco-friendly guy and gal pair with a heart for the environment, why not express and share your values with friends and family on your wedding day? You can have a stylish wedding that is kind to our planet and a sustainable future with a few great suggestions on how to plan a green wedding.
We consulted a magazine article by Here Comes the Guide and an online article by Better Homes and Gardens for our inspiration, but there are also dozens of great green wedding ideas on Pintrest and the like, so have fun. A common thread of eco-mindfulness can be carried through your wedding from start to finish. Start by selecting invitations printed on recycled paper and cut down on the amount of paper you use by sending postcards for your potential guests to respond with. Here Comes the Guide also suggests using a soy-based ink for printing if possible to cut down on pollution. If you want to cut out paper and ink all together(and save $$$ too), you could send electronic invites through a service where your guests could respond with “Attending Yeah!!!” or “Can’t make it, but I love you.” J  

Another cool suggestion we discovered was selecting a location that supports the environment (a nature preserve perhaps), or one that gives back to the community through education or culture (like a museum). Use recycled or repurposed materials
in your décor and choose a florist who is local and can help you select organic seasonal cut flowers or potted plants you can gift to your bridal party or guests. By keeping business local with all the vendors you choose, you can feel good about reducing gas emissions and supporting the locals. With catering, you can go vegetarian (lots of tasty options out there even meat-lovers will approve of) or you can opt for free range or naturally raised meat and poultry entrees. Selecting local and seasonal menus is also a simple way to help the planet and add a special flair to the time of year you’ve selected for your wedding celebration. You can choose to extend your day to touch the lives of others by donating left over food to local shelters and sharing your florals with hospital patients after the wedding. (Great idea Here Comes the Guide! Gold hearts!)

Now . . . what to wear? With vintage pieces being super popular you can opt to go green by buying a lovingly worn dress. You can purchase even modern couture gowns from charities like “Brides Against Breast Cancer” and be looking fab and feeling good for supporting a great cause. You could also save a wad by re-using a dress from a mom, grandma, or friend. Recycle, reduce, reuse eco-divas!

Sources used for this article:
Harrington, Jolene Rae. “A Nice Day for a Green Wedding: Advice for the Socially Conscious Bride.” Here Comes the Guide. Summer 2005:42-47. Print.

“Ten Tips to Plan an Eco-Friendly Wedding.” Better Homes and Gardens. Meredith Corporation, 2015. Web. 14 Jan 2015. < http://www.bhg.com/wedding/planning/plan-an-eco-friendly-wedding/#page=1>

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Mobile Manicure Services for Your Wedding and Bachelorette Parties

There are several services on a bride’s mind and checklist in the months and days leading up to her wedding. It can get tiring running around to tastings, dress fittings, and other appointments. So why not take advantage of a service that comes to you! Mobile Manicures Ventura is unique in bringing their manicure and pedicure technicians to your wedding or bachelorette party. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the pampering and company of your closet friends! We had the chance to interview JoDee Renteria, owner of Mobile Manicures Ventura . Below you’ll find more information about her company and services.   I started this mobile service more than three years ago because, let's face it, no one is doing it! My business fills the special needs of two groups of people. Number one, Senior Citizens who can no longer get out and about or are bedridden, even in hospital. Number two, Bachelorettes and Wedding parties. The great thing about the latter is I hire a few licensed techni

Wedding Trends that Wont Get Old

  Smaller Guest Lists Let love sweep you off your feet, not a room full of people to greet! After months (or maybe even years!) of planning, you will be surprised at how quickly your wedding day flies by. At the end of it all you will likely feel exhausted. . . and hungry! One way to truly savor the day is to spend it with the people you love the most. So don’t extend an invitation to anyone you feel obligated to or someone who you worry might be offended if left out, or any distant relative you don’t speak to on a regular basis. A smaller guest list will eliminate stress and allow you to spend more time and money entertaining those closest to you. Your wedding day will feel more intimate and warm surrounded by the people who share in your everyday happiness. Live Bands/Entertainment One more trend we love is live entertainment. This doesn’t mean you have to do away with the DJ--an experienced MC can be a great asset to assist with your event schedule,

Small Backyard Wedding on a Budget

Having a backyard wedding isn’t always the cheapest way to go. Even if you keep your guest list on the small side(up to 30 guests), expenses can quickly add up. That said, we’ve come up with a few tips to help you pull off a small stylish backyard wedding on a budget. Warning: a lot of DIY work is required but hey, you’ll get to handle all the details yourself –or at least hand them over to some very devoted friends & family! Don’t get discouraged! Venue costs can be a large part of your wedding budget, so think of the money you’ll save by skipping this all together! Well, sort of. . . wedding venues are designed to host events and they’ve got celebrations down to a tee. They’ve got the experience and expertise of countless events under their belt and a list of professionals they like and trust to get the job done right. Planning and executing your own backyard wedding will require a lot of time and effort, organization, and planning on your part but it can be done. You’ve j