How to have a green wedding!

Say “I do” the eco-friendly way with these creative tips that will save money and the earth.

Use recycled paper for your invitations or organic products like cotton, hemp, or bamboo.
Pick a venue that is outdoors like a beach or park and let nature be your backdrop.
Use hybrid wedding cars.
Think about asking your guests to purchase carbon offsets as your gift or make a donation to a charity. Or just register for earth-friendly products!
Go vintage for your bridesmaid dresses – you can find some gorgeous silk or chiffon gowns for half the price of a store-bought one.
Give plant seeds as bonbonniere instead of sugared almonds which no one likes anyway!
Have your wedding dress made from natural, organic materials such as organic silk.
Create a website for your photos and share them digitally.
Use local, eco-friendly suppliers to cut down on travel costs.
Serve organic food and minimise the use of meat. Guests will enjoy having something different from the usual chicken or beef.
Use potted flowers and plants as centrepieces. You can take them home or give them to your guests after the night.
Use candles instead of lights at the reception.
Wear your Grandmother’s wedding dress or use the fabric to make a new one.
Rent the men’s suits.
Choose a conflict-free diamond or one that has been mined in Australia.
Use flowers that are in season otherwise they may have to be imported.
Serve organic wine and beer.
Organic cosmetics make great gifts for bridesmaids.
Enjoy a picnic for your Hen’s Day.
Explain why you are being green on your invitation. It may encourage your guests to be green, too.

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