(Closed) Eco-chic Wedding

posted 9 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
380 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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 fruitLimes (lakewriter1, flickr)

Post # 5
218 posts
Helper bee


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
1580 posts
Bumble bee

The most eco-friendly thing you can do is re-use. So I’d say hit up the thrift stores!

Post # 7
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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! 

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