(Closed) Socially Responsible Weddings?

posted 11 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Eastside Catholic Chapel and Lake Union Cafe

What about having all the food grown locally.  Buying what you can from local vendors including dress? 

Post # 4
31 posts
  • Wedding: October 2020 - Outside a rustic b&b in Big Bear Lake

Using local vendors is great to cut down on them travling…using china instead paper plates… donate the leftover food after the wedding to a local homeless shelter 

Post # 5
1347 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I second Joey’s idea. Local dress, or vintage dress. Farmer’s market flowers. Also, Etsy has a local search feature, so you could find lots of wedding-related things through that.

Post # 6
10216 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

where are you getting married? how about an eco friendly menu as well with only organically grown foods? you could also do a favor like a local wine or food to support the local economy. having your ceremony and reception in the same place also would decrease the carbon footprint of your wedding.  have you seen martha stewarts’ assistants wedding? it was beautifully done and impeccably sophisticated and casual.

Post # 7
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We are using local vendors for almost everything: his suit, my dress, our caterer, our paper products, and our rings were all purchased from local stores.

Post # 9
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Organic cotton attire and whatnot? There are lots of organic linen dresses out there that are gorgeous for bridesmaids =].

Post # 10
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

PM me if you are interested–I know someone out in California who is an eco-friendly wedding planner. Everything is green and eco and stuff. And her services start at like $500 I think so she isn’t ridiculously expensive either!

Post # 11
3331 posts
Sugar bee

I think using local vendors would be a great idea.  You should try to get local grown, organic food, if you can.  You can also focus on food that’s in season at the time of your wedding, so you know everything is totally fresh and local.  And using flowers from the Farmer’s Market is a great idea! 🙂

Post # 12
4381 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Definitely local growers, also, sustainable plants, esp ones that are indiginous to your area. 🙂

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