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Green with Envy

September 12, 2011

Most brides focus on themselves when it comes to planning their wedding day and that is a very important thing to do. However, it is easily possible to have all the attention on you and still do things to be environmentally conscious at the same time. Here are some suggestions to get everything you want for your special day and help the environment at the same time.

Let your guests RSVP to your wedding via email. Not only will it save them a little bit on postage but it will save a great deal of paper and trees. Even better, for all of your guests whose emails you have, send them an evite.  In this modern age, it is not inappropriate to do so.

Tell your guests that it is not necessary to wrap your gifts. After all, you are only going to tear the paper off and throw it away. If someone does want to wrap their present for you, suggest they do it on office paper where personal messages can be written or newspaper.

Go digital with your photos. Hire a photographer who will send you the pictures online. That way, if you or someone else wants to print a single picture, anyone can do so and you don’t have countless copies of photos that just go to waste. After all, everyone has personal preferences regarding what is meaningful, sweet or most worth remembering.

Consider buying a vintage wedding dress. It is absolutely amazing how tailors can take one garment and turn it into something completely different. You can buy a dress that looks one way but it can be completely transformed into the dress of your dreams and you will help the environment at the same time.

Give your guests seed packets as wedding favors. Not only will they give back to the environment when they are planted but they will be a reminder of your special day and the new chapter in your life.

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