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Guest Post – Plan a perfect wedding with Eco-friendly products: Go Green

2011 October 31
by Katy

About the author:

Kate is a blogger by profession. She loves travelling, cooking and singing. These days she is busy in planning a wedding of her close friend and blogging about her wedding tips. She recently shared an article on hot honeymoon destinations in the world.

And here’s her post:

All the members of the family are sitting in the hall room thinking to make the wedding occasion a commemorate event. It is the best time to think of an eco-friendly wedding. Make your wedding memorable and stylish by using eco-friendly items and showing your love to the environment. There are several things you can do towards making the function greener. For example, you can minimize the amount of driving; give away the remaining foods to the needy etc. Apart from that you can use various green items from your wedding invitations to the wedding rings. By using such items you are not only saving the planet but also keeping the environment clean and pollution free.

Invitations: Today you have many options to choose from stylish and beautiful green invitations that are made of recycled papers. They come in various textures, colors and thickness. Though most of them chose to communicate electronically to reduce the use of paper, you may still feel the need to have beautiful invitations. Use recycled paper for the invitations.

Flowers: Flowers are the center of attraction in any wedding. And, the choice of the flowers for the decorations can make a great difference if you choose to go green in this aspect. Instead of choosing imported varieties of flowers, choose some of the locally grown, fresh and seasonal flowers. This is one of the best ways to reduce the transportation. Organic flowers are another option. Another idea is to grow your own flowers or buy them fresh from the farmer’s market. Use of silk or dried flowers is also green option.

Centerpieces: If you have decided to choose ‘green’ as your wedding theme then you have a good chance of using green centerpieces. Consider beautiful and decorative vases made of recycled glass or bamboo. Some centerpieces are made of real twigs or recycled metals. You can create your own designs using branches, stem and flowers. Candles can also be used for creating a special centerpiece.

Favors: The best way to show your love for the eco-friendly theme is by choosing ‘green’ wedding favors. The best choice is to give away organic products. Some of the preferred choices are organic milk and dark chocolate bars. Some brides gift trees that can be planted indoors or outdoors. Some couples decide to donate on the special day in favor of their guests.

Rings: Green wedding rings are the best way to express your love to your bride. Choose from a wide range of eco-conscious wooden jewelry that is unique, really beautiful handcrafted. You can also choose from various kinds of gold and diamond rings that come from certified community mines that do a lot of hard work to produce the rings. The processed platinum and 18k gold rings are made from reclaimed sources by the Earth wise Jewelry Collection. These jewels are designed and hand-fabricated by experts with fair labor concerns. Other options include recycled gold wedding rings, wooden rings, rings made of coconut shell etc.

Attire: The dress you wear can also be a part of your green drive. Choose materials made of materials like hemp, cotton, organic blends etc. Avoid using clothes made of polyester or taffeta. Some designers even use a blend of hemp and silk for making the wedding attire. A simple and stylish way to reduce the environmental impact is to use vintage dresses, or clothes that have already been worn by someone. Some brides also prefer to use cotton clothes that can be worn for other occasions.

Green weddings are gaining popularity in many parts of the world. The world will be a better place to live if we decide to reduce the energy usage, use a lot of recycled products and keep the environment and the surrounding clean.

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5 Responses
  1. November 11, 2011

    I think eco-friendly wedding bands are a fabulous idea, and they always seem to look more vintage and original too!

  2. January 6, 2012

    “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”…Vintage weddings really capture this. I believe the “something new” is the couple’s new life togther. And of course Vintage Jewelry goes without saying. Great article full of wonderful ideas.

  3. May 15, 2012

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