With the environment being faced by threats and pollutants everyday, the last thing you want is for happiest day to be also the day that contributes an extra blow on the ecosystem. Fortunately it is now easier to plan an eco-friendly wedding. More importantly, having a green wedding can be equally enjoyable as having the conventional one. The satisfaction of the event is added by the quite and proud acknowledgement that you have done something that has benefits that stretch wide from the one special day.
So, how do you go about planning an eco-friendly wedding? Which aspects of the wedding needs to be eco-friendly and where are you most likely to find the greatest challenges when aiming to go green? Finding answers to these questions is one step into planning a green wedding.
Ideally, every detail of the wedding, from the sending of invitation to flying to your honeymoon destination, has very great potential in contributing to the green campaign. You should for instance consider sending online invitations as opposed to sending out printed ones. Such a simple action would have saved paper clutter (think trees), ink cartridges (think electronic waste) and the fuel that would have been used in transporting the invitations to far-flung destinations.
Wedding attires is another area where you should not overlook if you are aiming for a green wedding. Whether it is the bridesmaid dresses or the mother of the bride dresses, make sure you insist on fabrics made from organic fibre. A better idea would be to forget about new wedding dresses altogether and do with a hired gown. It may not be the most romantic idea, but think about it. You are doing this for Mother Nature. If you do have to get brand new dresses for your wedding, consider the green providers that only use eco-friendly fabric. Consider the dresses from the Green Guide, who provide such dresses at low prices. They also provide similar dresses for the guests and mothers, and the prices are very low too. So do visit their website and let them help you save the environment as well as hundreds of dollars.
The rings you exchange during the nuptials should also be taken into consideration. They need to have been forged from an environmentally-friendly material and in a sustainable way. Enquire from the jeweller about the origin of the material used to make the ring. If possible only purchase rings from recast precious metals. Alternatively, just like with the wedding dresses, if you can find vintage wedding rings, the greater the effort you would have played towards conserving the eco-system.
Hopefully, you have already made the right decisions up to this point. Every dress including the mother of the bride dresses is rented or made from organic materials. It is now time to think about the wedding logistics. How you choose to get the supplies and services for your wedding can have a great impact on the ecosystem. Sourcing locally will cut not only on the transport costs but also on the fuel pollutants escaping to the atmosphere.
If you are serious about going green during your wedding, you may also, through the invitations, encourage your guests to bring only eco-friendly wedding gifts.
Finally, think about the location. You have taken a lot of sacrifices and efforts to organize a green wedding, why not choose a venue to match your ideas? Suburban parks and gardens will make for perfect green wedding venues. And don’t forget about the honeymoon. After you put down your immaculate wedding dress make sure you promote ecotourism while thinking about your honeymoon.