With the state of the environment, everyone has been focused on going green and protecting Mother Earth in recent years. There has been a huge increase in the number of couples who are interested in having an environmentally friendly or green wedding and helping to support this worthy cause. If you and your partner want to take advantage of this new trend to help spread the news about making the world a better place to live, then the tips below can help you do so in an easy and hassle free way.
Say No to Cut Flowers
Cut flowers are an unnecessary cost and are not environmentally friendly. Couples who are going the green route for their wedding should consider choosing a venue that allows them to take advantage of plants and flowers in their natural environment. Even if you plan on an indoor wedding, you can utilize potted plants and small trees in an effort to allow the plants to thrive without cutting them and causing them to die.
Have Organically Created Clothing
Having your clothing created from recycled or organic materials is another way that you can “go green” for your special day. There are many designers who focus on the use of organic materials instead of commercially produced ones now and you can have a breath taking dress created from material that will not harm the Earth. This is a simple way to make a big statement at your green wedding.
Use Recycled Paper for the Invitations
Another way to help save the environment while making a statement to your guests is to eliminate unnecessary paper items and print others on recycled materials. Invitations can be printed on designer recycled paper and still look as beautiful as traditional ones. In addition, there is new biodegradable paper that can be made with seeds inside. Once the guest is done with the invitation, it can be planted in the ground and will grow flowers in its place. Not only is it environmentally friendly, but it helps create new plant life as well.
Create Green Favors
Seed packets, bulbs or even small potted plants make wonderful green favors. Another option for environmentally friendly favors is cards that state that a dollar donation has been made in the guests honor to an environmental charity. This is a wonderful option for weddings with a smaller guest list and costs about the same as other comparable favors.
The chemicals and paper used in the development of photos for your wedding are not good for the environment. Instead, you should consider going digital in order to not only save money, but to protect the Earth from the harsh chemicals. Both photos and videos can be digitalized and will provide you with the same long lasting memories.
Green weddings are an ideal way for a couple to share their love for each other and the environment with others. There are a number of ways that you can make your wedding more environmentally friendly, beginning with the five simple tips listed above.