Green Wedding Tips

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.

4 thoughts on “Green Wedding Tips

  1. jess says:

    Saving paper is great and all, but a computer uses a lot of resources too. Think about all the metal, plastic and other materials that went into making it, plus the electricity it takes to run the whole thing while you RSVP. Paper’s not looking so bad anymore, is it?

  2. Ameya says:

    Uh.. if someone bought a computer just to set up RSVPs, yes. By setting up a RSVP website (10 minutes, max) and RSVPing while checking email (1 minute or less), no there is no way that makes paper look goode at all.

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