Eco-Friendly Wedding Inspiration from Recycled Bride- A Tree-free Wedding

Posted by Azure on September 20th, 2010
About Recycled Bride You don't need paper to make a wedding pretty! New ways to save trees, time & money

Most weddings include plenty of paper. From hundreds of save-the-dates and wedding invitations to miles of wrapping paper and packaging, your big day could mean serious waste for the planet. Want to cut back on paper and save big bucks in the process? Here's how: 1.Glosite is the newest, hippest destination for online wedding invitations and stationery, and digital wedding planning tools. Instead of spending a fortune on paper invites that just end up in the trash, get an animated Glo-vite that your guests can take out of a virtual envelope, right on their computer screen. You'll get a suite of tools to manage RSVPs, and can match the invite to your own personalized wedding website, where guests can get all the information they need about travel, location, hotels, registry and activities. 2. When gifts come in wasteful packaging, decorative wrap, and shipping materials, they use resources that you could save by receiving cash gifts. Yes, I said cash gifts! Sites like Deposit-a-Gift are making it socially acceptable and very common to request monetary gifts toward anything from a honeymoon to a new home. There are tools that help you communicate your wishes to guests tastefully and tactfully, and you won't have to fuss with messy packaging, returns, and heaps of gifts you may not really need. The greenest gift really is the green! 3. If you love the look and feel of paper, you can still have your invites and mail 'em too. InviteSite.com sells invitations, programs, save-the-dates and more, printed on tree-free papers made from post harvest waste like mango leaves, sugar cane, other leaf and grass fibers. Creating these papers helps to keep the fiber from getting dumped in rivers or being burned. Using these papers also allows small mills and cottage industries to create a livelihood for local workers in rural areas.

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