(Closed) Green Wedding Ideas?

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Post # 3
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007 - The Wellington House in Fayetteville, NY

Check out the "green wedding" wiki entry.  It’s got some tips to get you started and links to relevant Weddingbee posts.


Post # 4
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Depending on where your guests are, a destination wedding may not be very green since everyone will have to fly there- using all those fossil fuels just to get to your destination.

Off the top of my head:

Recycled invites (Carlson Craft has several printed on recycled papers)

eco-friendly favors (check the Arbor Day Foundation website- you can give actual tree saplings as favors for only a few dollars a piece- I did this for my cousin’s bridal shower favors.  Or, instead of favors just make a donation to a charity) 

Try to buy locally or domestically for wedding purchases (nowadays, everything seems to be shipped from overseas- China, in particular, which doesn’t have a very good track record with the environment, very little regulation of industry.  Try to buy items made in the USA so they don’t have to be shipped so far.)

Ask your guests to off-set their carbon footprint for their travel- you can do it for your honeymoon as well (Check out http://www.TerraPass.com)

Choose flowers that are in season and grow locally/domestically/ organically. (Lots of flowers are grown in South America and it would take a lot to ship them)

For centerpieces consider live plants or edible fruits instead of flowers that will just wilt and die.

Print programs, etc. on recycled paper of seed paper (which can be planted and the seeds will germinate). 

At your venue, make sure that they recycle and ask that they not serve any water in water bottles- just tap water (at my venue I explicity told them that I didn’t want water bottles availeble to guests except upon specific request by them- unfortunately I couldn’t do the same with beer because they don’t have a tap- only bottled beer). 

Good luck! 

Post # 5
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

One thing I’ve been obsessed lately with is the use of plastic bags, I hate those things!!!  So, I suggest that if you’re giving anyone a gift of any sort, buy some of the Envirosax, Baggu, or Flip & Tumble bags that are meant to be reusable bags for shopping.  Gets rid of using a gift bag and is also a useful addition to the gift!




Post # 6
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I think there’s a space after "weddings" in Mrs. Radish’s link – just hit delete once and the link should work fine.

Post # 7
596 posts
Busy bee

one of the best decisions i made was to go with online rsvps.  i also tried to streamline my invites as much as possible by not including too many inserts with directions, maps, etc. (just email them the link to your wedding website!) and not using inner envelopes.  i still got tons of compliments on my invitations without all the extra stuff. 

i know it’s not much but every little bit helps! 

Post # 8
6 posts

It’s a great ecologically sound idea to have a green wedding. The choice of place plays a vital role in a green wedding.  If you plan to have an outdoor wedding, try to choose the natural spot which would add more beauty and also environmentally remind all to be responsible for the green wedding. See my ideas at my wedding registry at

mydreamhomeregistry dot com

Try to save money and also paper while going for green wedding. One action towards this direction could be use a reply postcard without inner envelopes which will save both money and paper. Use biodegradable materials throughout your green wedding.

My Best Wishes for an excellent Green Wedding!!!

Post # 9
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

This blog might be a good resource for you!

Post # 11
999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

Is such a good thing that theres more and more brides wanting to go "green", and actually it can be very simple, just think about recycling as much as you can ( not just in the formal way, also borrowing things form friends, finding new materials for the things that you already have in mind, etc…) I am actually very excited about mine as well… Idk if it can help you but this is the link to my new blog ->  http://kenandjoy.blogspot.com/ I do have a lot of paper projects but that’s cause im saving all the used paper to make those.

Hope you have a wonderfull GREEN wedding!!


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