Post # 1
My fiance and I are planning an eco-chic wedding for June 18, 2010. I’ve had many ideas for centerpieces and decorations but question whether these ideas are really good for the environment AND if they go with the theme of my wedding (see inspriation pics below….invite and cake topper plus an inspirational photo). I refuse to do fresh cut flowers….except for the bouquets….and even that could be fake flowers.
For example, are fake flowers really good for the environment? How about bonsai and potted plants? Would you consider plants not eco-chic if they were treated with chemicals or imported from another state or country? (Carbon emissions from vehicles)
So what would really be the most eco-friendly centerpieces/decorations?
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Post # 3
I would use potted plants for centerpieces, maybe go to a local nursery for locally grown plants. I think is it great for people who would take it home and plant them as a reminder of your beautiful day. I was going to go that route and ended up with some garden lanterns that I will use in my own home and give some away also. Those photos are great!
Post # 4
I adore the wedding cake topper in the pic oh where or where did u find it. I too am trying to do many things eco friendly as well. If the plants are treated with chemicals then yeah not so eco friendly, I would say if you got the potted plant route, check out great eco places like Whole Foods, and various farms in your area.
I have seen some people also use fruit
Post # 5
I believe that using fresh flowers is MORE eco friendly than using fake flowers. They are natural, biodegradable, and they are a renewable resource.
Fake flowers are made in a factory that uses energy and power, and although they will last forever (forever, meaning years and years after we are gone), they are man made and not a renewable resource. They are also normally transported in form different companies, which also uses energy
Hope this helps!
Post # 6
The most eco-friendly thing you can do is re-use. So I’d say hit up the thrift stores!
Post # 7
We have the same cake topper! 🙂
I’m working on this myself. I don’t want to cut a bunch of flowers and have them die after just 1 night, and I refuse to buy fake flowers. I’m considering paper flowers made from recycled paper that can be recycled afterwards, or dried wood centerpieces (found wood, not cut wood) along with some twine birdsnests. I’ve also thought about fabric flowers. I love the potted plants idea, too, but we’re sticking my sister and parents with all of the wedding stuff to clean up that night and store for about 3 weeks since we’re leaving immediately for the honeymoon… not sure how they’d feel about live plants to take care of!