Today the wedding madness is madder than ever. While some couples opt for a conventional wedding with friends and family or are running off to Las Vegas to get hitched, others are dedicating hours to planning a uniquie, nonconventional wedding.
Creative weddings are all the rage these days, and some couples are doing this by tying the knot in a greener, eco-friendly way. Did you know that every wedding produces approximately 62 tons of carbon dioxide and 400-600 lbs. of garbage? There are about 2.5 million weddings a year in the U.S. alone! That’s a whole lot of garbage…
So what is a green wedding? Essentially it’s a wedding where the couple tries to reduce the impact their wedding has on the planet by making greener choices in planning their wedding. But you don’t have to wear a potato sack for your wedding dress to be eco-friendly; green weddings are as elegant as conventional weddings. It’s about substituting parts of your wedding with eco-conscious decisions. Better yet, green weddings can also save you bucks.
Your wedding can be as green as you want it to be. Rings can be conflict-free, your seafood dinner can be sustainable, your invites recyclable, your flowers organic, decorations reused; the list is endless. Here is a snippet of ways people are making their weddings green—aren’t they eco-chic?
Brides can substitute their conventional cosmetics, which usually contain toxic chemicals, with all-natural products.
Choose local, organic blooms that have not been sprayed with pesticides and fungicides.
Choose local and organic foods for your wedding and rehearsal dinner.