All around the world, people are “going green” in attempt to live their lives while respecting and protecting the environment.
The trend has carried over into wedding planning. And though many brides can’t imagine having an exclusively green wedding, complete with a hemp dress, there are many green elements that you can incorporate into your wedding planning.
Save The Trees
Work with a printing company that uses recycled paper and soy-based ink for wedding invitations, programs, menus and place cards.
Let There Be Light
Conserve electricity by scheduling your wedding into the daytime and using more natural light. Outdoor evening weddings can also be beautiful, utilizing plenty of candlelight. Be sure to choose a photographer that specializes in low-light photography!
Select flower arrangements or flowering plants that are locally grown. After the wedding, donate the arrangements to local hospitals or other care facilities.
Eat, Drink and Be Married
Incorporate locally grown organic foods, coffee and wine when planning your reception menu. You can also offer seafood options that are not depleted or endangered. Meatless hor d’oeuvres can also be delicious.
Paper or Plastic?
Neither. At your reception, use cloth napkins instead of paper. Work with a catering company that does not use plastic water bottles or, at the very least, recycles.
Getting There in Style
When choosing your wedding transportation, consider arriving at the church in a horse-drawn carriage. Not only is it extremely romantic, you won’t be using any fuel. When departing after the reception, select a hybrid vehicle rather than a gas-guzzling limousine or sports car.