Recycled Bride: Green Your Nest

by Azure

About Recycled Bride 4 easy ways to bring sustainability into your marital home Every week in this space, I bring you the latest trends and tips to turn your white wedding green. But what about showing love for the planet after the big day? It doesn't have to be expensive or inconvenient to make changes that will have a big impact on the environment. Here are four simple, affordable steps you can take to make your home better for the Earth, and a healthier place for your family and...

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Recycled Bride: Great Ideas for Bridal Party Giving

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About Recycled Bride Greener gifts for your best girls & guys! Choosing gifts for your bridesmaids and groomsmen is a fun part of wedding planning. Bridal party gifts show your appreciation for the friendship, support, and wedding-emergency rescues provided by your attendants. And thoughtful, personalized, sustainable presents are a great way to express love to your peeps and the planet. The very greenest gifts are charitable donations, or "experiential" gifts, like massages or...

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Recycled Bride: Beyond the Diamond Ring

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About Recycled Bride Alternatives to the standard wedding bling for eco-gals and their eviro-men. Have you ever questioned the logic of spending 3 months salary on an engagement ring? Through-the-roof jewelry prices, combined with the ugly realities of the diamond trade and the gold mining industry, are enough to make any smart couple choose alternative jewels. Here are four ways to find sustainable wedding bling: Vintage and antique rings are always my personal favorite, because...

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Recycled Bride: The Inside Scoop on Eco-Friendly Invites

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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

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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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Unique Thank You Notes and other Wedding Stationary

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When screenwriter Sean Abley and his husband were getting married they wanted to find unique items that expressed their personalities. Sean has a love of many things retro, especially B Movies, and 1950s and 1960s music. The couple is also passionately devoted to recycling and reusing. So, Sean came up with the idea of creating his own Thank You notes out of reclaimed books and album covers. Sean now sells these cards (and some funky shirts) on the Etsy site, Jenneration Fix. Each...

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Top Wedding Invitation Trends: Colors, Patterns, Silhouettes and More!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Jeanne & Joyce of Invitations4Less.com Your wedding invitation is more than a piece of paper inviting guests to your event. In addition to setting the tone for your special day, your wedding invitation is an extension of your individuality, style, and taste. The wedding invitation is the first glimpse your guests will have of your wedding day. Because the design and color used on your invitations will set the mood for your special day, you may be curious as...

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Your Wedding Colors: Pull Inspiration from Wedding Invitation Designs

by Azure

Special feature by Leah of1st Class Wedding Invitations Okay. I’ll admit it. I was stalking wedding blogs and wedding products online in the summer of 2008, long before a wedding proposal was even in the works. Little did I know I would be engaged just 5 months later. Imagine my shock when my longtime boyfriend proposed to me on our three year anniversary! On that Tuesday, I left my office to go pick up my future fiancé for dinner, but he instead surprised me with a ring before we...

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