(Closed) Eco Alternatives to the Ceremony Wedding Program

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

How much text are we talking?  How many characters?

Post # 4
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007 - The Wellington House in Fayetteville, NY

do you have a gocco or anything like that?

i don’t necessarily see how priting on fabric would be much better.  the same thing would end up happening to it… people will just leave them on the chairs… and unless it’s organic or reused it wouldn’t be any less eco-frienldy than paper.

do you have it in your budget to use seed paper for the programs? people might actual keep those because they can plant them after.  and if they do leave them on the chairs, you could ask someone to collect them and plant them later.

or maybe you could screenprint over some old wallpaper samples or pretty magazine pages. 

Post # 5
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Hmm… that’s tricky. We’re using chalkboards for things like menus and a table assignment board (spray fixative to hold the chalk on; they can be refinished with chalkboard paint later to reuse), but I decided that programs were one place it was worth making individual things for each guest and use some kind of paper. I’ve seen them printed on thin cardboard or kraft paper, and kraft paper is similar enough to grocery-bag paper that I wonder if you could use that. Then again, it’s still paper… and if you’re trying to be eco-conscious you’re not using paper bags to grocery shop anyway! 

If you can afford the seed paper, I agree that’s a great idea… and so pretty! Either way, you can make the programs as concise as possible and print them double-sided, so you use less material.

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