Eco-Friendly Wedding Ideas: 4 Ways to Go Green

Posted by Azure on July 18th, 2011
Special to OneWed by Bari Braun ofCustom Ceremonies for Momentous Occasions

More and more couples are ‘going green’ on their wedding day, a trend we can’t help but love and embrace. If you’re an eco-conscious couple or just dipping your toes into the green weddings movement, here are some ideas to help you along the way! 1. An Eco-Chic Venue: If you’re planning a warm weather wedding, go green by taking it outside! Getting married outdoors (think beach, park, lake, botanical garden, etc.) is a fantastic way to be kind to our environment. If you’re planning a Fall or Winter wedding and an outdoor venue isn’t an option, choose a venue that requires little electricity. A glass-enclosed wedding reception room is a great way to get sunlight naturally. 2. Green Invitations: The eco-friendly options for wedding stationery are endless! Try invitations printed on recycled paper, or go totally paperless with e-invitations. 3. Eco-Friendly Fare & Flowers: Search for a wedding caterer who uses locally grown organic foods not treated with pesticides. The same goes for your wedding flowers. Choose seasonal blooms grown locally. By focusing on local food and flowers, you eliminate the need to transport goods far distances, thus eliminating the emission of air pollutants. 4. Earth-Friendly Favors: Treat wedding guests to organic and edible favors, like preserves, honey, tea or chocolates. Or gift each guest a plantable favor; their wedding takeaway will grow and blossom, just like the love between you and your groom.

Incorporating eco-friendly elements into your I Do’s is much easier than you think. All it takes is some time, creativity, thoughtfulness and love!
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