Recycled Bride: Eco-Friendly Wedding Paper And Stationery

By Azure Nelson, Published May 10, 2010

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 guests could take offense to emailed thank-you cards. And programs and menus can be an important part of the big day for some brides. So try 100-percent recycled paper products from sustainable manufacturers for your wedding paper needs. Here are a few of my faves: Invitesite - InviteSite has been producing incredibly beautiful eco-couture wedding stationery since 1995. They use vegetable based inks, recycled papers, and send it all to you in dissolvable cornstarch packing material and clean shipping boxes. Invitesite is a company that truly considers the enviromental impact of every business decision, and never sacrifices beauty for sustainability. And Invitesite's green won't you too much green. Their invites and other wedding paper products are incredibly affordable because you can assemble invitation suites and even print at home yourself! You'll end up with high-quality, couture sustainable stationery at a fraction of the price. Now that's something to fall in love with! Lasso'd Moon Designs - What make these Lasso'd Moon eco-cool is their hip wedding paper designs, and their Virtual Proof process. A virtual proof is a "photo" created by their printing program. It allows Lasso'd Moon to create as many designs as they want without using extra paper, creating less of an impact on the environment. Check out their full line of eco-chic wedding paper, including some rockin' eco-friendly save the dates. Twisted Limb Paperworks - Twisted Limb Paperworks is a carbon-neutral production art studio in Bloomington, Indiana. All of their paper is handmade, 100% recycled paper that utilizes old colored office paper and grocery bags, recycled water, and includes flowers, wildflower seeds, and grass from their own lawn as materials. Check out their Tri-fold Program with Handmade Seed Paper Wrapper. Skywriter Invitation Studio - Look for the leaf symbol on Skywriter's website for eco-friendly, recycled, or sustainable content in papers, ribbon and accents. All of their handmade papers are 100% tree free. Check out their eco-friendly and budget friendly Pocket Programs. Helpful Links: Wedding Invitations and Stationery Green Wedding Ideas

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