Recycled Bride: Everything You Need to Know About Eco-Friendly Wedding Dresses, Part 2

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Welcome back to Recycled Bride's roundup of the freshest ideas in ethical bridalwear. Last week we talked about recycling and reusing your dress through online resale, and I shared some of the latest styles from the hottest eco-friendly wedding dressdesigners around. Today in Part 2, you'll learn even more exciting ways to wear the dress of your dreams and be kind to the planet. • Rent a wedding gown. Grooms have been getting married in rented tuxedos since the...

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For the Eco-Chic Green Bride—Check out Eco-Beautiful Weddings’ New E-Magazine!

by Azure

On the virtual newsstands this week, Eco-Beautiful Weddings premier e-zine chock-full of green wedding ideas. We, of course, are loving the eco-chic dress designers like Adele Wechsler and Cotton Bride, gorgeous photo spreads and tips & trends in this new online magazine. And who doesn't love a magazine that features some of our favorite bloggers like Always a Blogsmaid and Broke-Ass Bride, Ben's Chili Bowl (a favorite spot from my days living in Washington DC) and a step-by-step...

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Recycled Bride: Eco-Friendly Wedding Dresses: Everything You Need to Know, Part 1

by Azure

About Recycled Bride (Pssst... They don't have to be made of hemp, and can be fabulously glamorous- and affordable!) As the founder of RecycledBride.com, I'm often asked to help brides find wedding dresses that are sustainable and Earth-friendly. Many of them expect their options to be limited, and are surprised to learn that wedding dresses made from organic and sustainable fabrics are just the tip of the eco-wedding iceberg. There are lots of ways to choose ethical and responsible...

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Recycled Bride: The Flexitarian Wedding

by Azure

About Recycled Bride A Sustainable Way to Eat, Drink and Be Merry Your guests are coming to your wedding to celebrate, and they're coming hungry. How can you feed them an ecologically sound menu that's truly delicious- and do it all for just peanuts? Serve what I call the "Flexitarian Wedding Menu". What's a flexitarian menu? Well, a flexitarian is a person who eats mostly vegetarian, but occasionally incorporates small amounts of meat or fish into their diet. Taking a cue from...

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Botanical Couture Décor, with an Eco-Friendly Twist!

by Azure

I happened to be on Twitter yesterday at just the right moment. I saw a tweet about the new holiday collection from JL Designs, clicked on the tiny url, and was instantly wowed. If you are a lover of all things couture, and sustainability is important to you, you’ll go wild over the “green” centerpieces, table accents, and more, in this fab holiday collection. Gorgeous green and grey succulents, creamy balsa wood flowers, and lush cedar trees take center stage as they sit in...

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Recycled Bride: The Inside Scoop on Eco-Friendly Invites

by Azure

About Recycled Bride The next generation of Earth-friendly wedding invitations can be delivered to your guests' mailboxes or their inboxes. Green brides can choose between zero-waste electronic invites, or paper inviations made by eco-chic stationers out of recycled and sustainable materials. Read on to discover elegant and affordable options, and a few of my very favorite sources for the latest and greatest in green invitations. The Wedding E-vite Has Arrived If you've never seen...

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Recycled Bride: Sustainable Wedding Favors that Wow

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Want to give your guests stylish favors that are thoughtful, ethical and beautiful -- just like you? Here are the 4 hottest trends in eco-fabulous wedding favors for 2010. 1. Ethical Sweets These chocolates are not your mama's Hershey bar. Heart-healthy, delicious organic and sustainable dark chocolates make a sweet and sophisticated wedding favor. Try mini boxes from Theo Chocolate, the only organic, fair trade, bean-to-bar chocolate factory in the US. Theo's...

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Green is the New White: 5 Ways to Create an Eco-Chic Wedding

by Azure

Get excited, ladies! We've got a new guest blogger that will be joining The Man Registry on Hump Day! Tracy DiNunzio is a popular expert on green weddings and eco-friendly lifestyles. She's also the founder of RecycledBride.com, a free marketplace where eco-savvy brides buy and sell wedding dresses, accessories, decorations and more. Tracy became interested in reducing wedding waste while planning her own nuptials in 2007, and has been dedicated to helping other couples plan green...

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Bridal Bling: Top Ten Ways to Support Ethical Jewelry

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Brilliant Earth Long after your big day has passed, your engagement ring, wedding bands, and other wedding jewelry will remain a beautiful reminder of your shared past, your values, and your dreams for the future. With so many brilliant options for ethical jewelry, there’s no reason to compromise style or quality on your special day. Keep the glamour, lose the guilt! Here are a few tips on how to do it: 1. Look for ethical origin diamonds The first step is...

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Save Some Green On Your Wedding While Being Green With Bride$hare!

by Azure

The fabulous Broke-Ass Bride just launched a fantastic site to help make your wedding more budget AND eco friendly. The concept behind Bride$hare is so clever, innovative and unique… I couldn’t wait to spread the word! Dubbed “the carpool of wedding planning”, if you were taught to share when you were a little girl dreaming of your fairytale wedding, then you are going to love this site. Through the recycling and reuse of everything wedding related, you can save some serious...

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