Recycled Bride: A Budget-Friendly Green Bridal Shower

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About Recycled Bride Reduce, reuse, and recycle for an amazing and affordable bridal shower celebration! Whether you're a bride who's involved in planning your own shower, or a friend/relative throwing the party for your favorite engaged lady, you can create a fabulous green celebration for next to nothing. The key is to remember the 3 R's (reduce, reuse, recycle) with these tips: 1. Forget about wasteful disposable plates, cups and cutlery. You can set a beautiful and stylish table...

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Recycled Bride: Four Fabulous Green Hair Accessories for Eco-Chic Brides

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About Recycled Bride Make a Statement with these Eco-Friendly Bridal Hair Accessories! Pairing a unique hair accessory with your perfect wedding dress can be just the thing to complete your dream bridal look. Whether you choose to wear a traditional veil or not, the addition of a hair accessory like a jeweled comb, a fabric flower, or a feather fascinator will give you style for miles. You can even switch out hair accessories (or bridal hairdos!) when you remove your veil after the...

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The Greenest Wedding Around: Couple Collects 400,000 Recyclable Cans To Fund July Nuptials

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On a scale from 1 to 10, how green are you?? And to what lengths would you go to make your wedding happen? A couple from Spokane, Washington set a July 31, 2010 wedding date, and because of their non-existent wedding budget, they got creative in an eco-friendly way. They didn't auction off their nuptials on E Bay, or hit up a big brand like Dr. Pepper to sponsor their wedding... Instead, they took to the streets and started collecting cans! Recyclable aluminum cans that is. ...

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Recycled Bride: Eco-Friendly Wedding Shoes

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About Recycled Bride Green shoes (in every color!) for the green bride and her bridesmaids! Wedding-day shoes come in all different colors and styles, from sparkly stilettos to hip multi-hued Mary Janes. And while there are plenty of conventional sources for your bridal heels and bridesmaids' shoes, today I'm going to introduce you some of the best new styles in a growing market for eco-friendly shoes. What makes a shoe eco-friendly? Most green shoes are made of sustainable or...

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Recycled Bride: 5 Fabulous Eco-Chic Bridesmaids Gifts

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About Recycled Bride Five unique and eco-chic gift ideas for your girls! Unlike most of the guests attending your wedding, bridesmaids actually have a job to do. So how will you thank them for all of the rehearsing and planning, the moral support and hugs, the dress fittings and hours of photos and train bustling and holding your dress up while you make a big-day bathroom run? With bridesmaids gifts! And the very best presents are the ones that nurture the planet while making your...

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Recycled Bride: Eco-Friendly Wedding Paper And Stationery

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About Recycled Bride Programs, menus, and wedding invitations that are sustainable and spectacular! Thousands of acres of forest are destroyed every year to make paper products, and the papermaking process pollutes the environment. So what's an eco-bride to do when it comes to wedding invitations, progams, menus, and other paper and stationery needs? While I love the idea of nixing paper altogether and using evites, an emailed invite may not formal enough for most weddings, and some...

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Recycled Bride: The Green Groom, And His Eco-Chic Formal Wedding Attire

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About Recycled Bride How your man can walk down the aisle in eco-friendly style Green isn't just for us girls! Eco-friendlygroomswear comes in all kinds of styles, and your faves will depend on you and your groom's personal values. Earthy dudes can pick a suit or tux made from natural materials like hemp, bamboo, or organic cotton. For animal lovers, formalwear may make use of vegan-friendly synthetics that eliminate wool and other animal products, and non-leather shoes. Locally...

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Recycled Bride: Eco-Chic Bridal Lingerie

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About Recycled Bride Drive your new hubby wild in sexy lingerie and loungewear made of earth-friendly fabrics. Whether for your wedding night or your honeymoon, green lingerie comes in colors and styles for every bride. Here's how to be sustainable in your skivvies: For your wedding day, sexy lingerie is a must! If your wedding dress is silky or tight, try a barely-there thong. Check out Stella McCartney and Only Hearts for a variety of organic and sustainable options. For daring...

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Recycled Bride: Greener Wedding Photography

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About Recycled Bride Preserve your memories and the Earth Wedding photography has gone almost entirely digital, which makes the entire industry relatively eco-friendly. Eliminating film and prints saves tons of resources, but there's still a lot more that you can do to minimize waste, conserve, recycle, and support your local economy when choosing a wedding photographer. Greener Photography is a great place to start. This trusted non-profit resource can help you find green wedding...

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Recycled Bride: The Eco-Bride Adorned

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About Recycled Bride Sustainable wedding day jewelry for your big day and your happily ever after Last week, I received an email from Erin, a Recycled Bride member who wanted to know where she could find the best heirloom-quality vintage jewelry. Erin's father wants to buy her a special piece of jewelry to wear on her wedding day and then to wear again every year on her anniversary. What a beautiful idea! A gift like this is thoughtful, meaningful, and will be a sweet lifelong...

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