Energy & Sustainability

The folks over at Smart2BeGreen have put together a list of handy tips for making your wedding greener without sacrificing your style or dreams. Everything from using digital cameras to taking a green honeymoon and using organic fruit instead of cut flowers for the centerpieces.
They’ve graciously let us reprint their quick tips, so here ya go:

  • Let blooms thrive in their natural habitat. Instead of cut flower bouquets, create centerpieces of colorful organic fruit or beeswax candles.
  • Stick with digital photography only-no film. Upload your photographer’s shots to an online album. Then, give your parents picture frames made from recycled or reclaimed wood.
  • Choose a green honeymoon. Pick a vacation destination close to home, offset your carbon emissions from transport, stay in a LEED-certified hotel or locate a sustainable resort.
  • Save paper. Ask your guests to RSVP on your wedding website! You’ll save hundreds on first-class postage by being a first-class enviro-citizen.

Smart2BeGreen also includes a list of resources for finding eco-friendly products and where to donate your wedding gown for charity if you’re so inclined. Check it out online or subscribe to their e-newsletter, which is packed with simple tips for greener living.


Sometimes helpful editor and digital media director at MAKE and CRAFT.

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