Our Big Fat Green Wedding
So, for those of you that know us, Nick and I are pretty big fans of planet earth. Here are a few ways that we’re attempting to not blow our budget sky high and save the earth : ALL AT THE SAME TIME.
- Using potted plants from my mother’s home as decorations
- Re-using the recycled paper programs as DIY paper airplanes for the exit
- In season/local flowers for bouquets etc
- Independent veil designer (no mass veil production for me!)
- Glass Barware instead of plastic
- Linen napkins instead of paper
- Organic DIY potted centerpieces
- Limited Menu cards (save paper!)
- Organic/Local beverages and brews
- Cut old wine bottles for vases
- Multiple uses of “found” objects (wine vases, votives, corks all DIY’ed into neat uses)
- Single Ceremony/Reception site
- Guest shuttle from Bmore
- Recycled paper for everything (Invites, Save the Date postcards, RSVP postcards, Programs, menus, place cards, thank you notes, etc)
- Scouring Etsy for an independent jeweler that doesn’t use conflict stones for bridal jewelry
- Registering for the most eco friendly options of the things we’ll need for our future home
- Carbon offsets – see below
Since we have so many friends and family spread across the earth, and we’d like each of you to share in our special day, we’d like to offset the carbon footprint of our wedding. Check out Carbonfund.org for more info.
***The way I see it, your wedding should be as green as you want it to be. Most of these option don’t cost extra, or the cost is minimal (ex. $200 for glass barware). But for each bride or groom out there who is trying to reduce their impact on the environment, my advice is to research and reduce what you can.