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5 Ways to “Green” Your Wedding

If the environment is important to you, you’re going to want to do what you can to make your wedding as eco-friendly as possible. Here are 5 ways to “green” your wedding that will really help take the guilt away from your special day.

The Rings

Rather than purchasing brand new ones, go for vintage rings. Family heirlooms are perfect for this. You can also choose alternatives to precious metals and diamonds. For instance, there are breathtaking wooden wedding rings that many couples have chosen to wear rather than the traditional gold. Lab-created diamonds are also acceptable.

Wood Wedding Rings
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Wooden Wedding Rings
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Invitations

For invitations, go with a recycled paper material and soy-based inks. You can also allow your guests to RSVP through your wedding website or use electronic message methods for invitations and save the date cards.

Eco-Friendly Wedding Invites
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Electronic Wedding Invitations
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Clothing

Vintage is always a good choice if you want to be eco-friendly for your wedding. This is also a more romantic look for the bride and bridesmaids. Silk hemp dresses are eco-friendly and gorgeous, and you could always borrow or rent a dress rather than buying it new.

Silk Hemp Dress

Hemp Silk Wedding Dress
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Flowers

Rather than using fresh flowers for your reception and ceremony, go with silk flowers or a suitable alternative. You can also create potted flowers to use for centerpieces rather than cut flowers.

Silk Bridal Bouquet
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Wedding Centerpieces
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Wedding Centerpieces

Foods

Speak to your caterers and determine whether they can obtain local ingredients for the recipes they’re creating. You can also choose vegetarian dishes that your guests will love.

Vegetarian Wedding Dish
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It’s not hard to implement eco-friendly practices into your wedding. It may take a little extra time to find what you need, but when you consider the health of our planet, it really is worth it.

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