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2008 Favorite Wedding Ideas & Vendors from A to Z, E is for Eco Friendly Weddings

E is for Eco Friendly Weddings.  With everything going on here on mother earth, the need to be green is greater and greater every day.

This is definitely a hot trend and one that we won’t hopefully see fade anytime soon.  You can make your wedding eco friendly by using some of these suggestions:

  • Invitations – Do your research and send recycled paper invitations or forgo the invitations all together and send an email invite.  The following image courtesy of New and Blue.

  • Give plants as your favors.  You can even incorporate them into your centerpieces, so that nothing goes to waste.  The Wedding Greenhouse offers some adorable plants.

  • Use organic or local grown foods for your reception.  It may cost you more in the short term, but think of what you’ll be doing for the enviroment in the long run.

  • Give your flowers or leftover foods to charity or a donation service.  I discovered once such service when doing research for an article in the last few years.  They are Special E.

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October 19, 2008 - Posted by | blog, brides, centerpieces, charity, Decor, Do it yourself, donation service, Eco friendly weddings, email invitations, enviroment, event venue, favors, Food and Beverage, green, green products, hot trend, invitations, Just Marry!, local grown foods, Michele Butler, New and Blue, organic foods, Orlando, plant wedding favors, professional planners, recycled paper invitations, Special E, The Wedding Greenhouse, wedding, wedding consultant, wedding coordinator, wedding day, wedding planner

2 Comments »

  1. I thought you might be interested to know that my latest book, “How To Get Married In Green: have an eco-friendly wedding without compromising on style,” was published in North America a few weeks ago.

    You can read more about it here:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Get-Married-Green-Eco-friendly/dp/1845282701/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1195123385&sr=1-1

    …although of course the book is available on all Amazons, not just the UK version, and is in most good book stores.

    I also run an associated blog where readers can post questions as comments, or email me with them, about how to make their wedding or other celebration more eco-friendly. I then respond on the blog. That’s here:

    http://www.HowToGetMarriedInGreen.blogspot.com

    With all good wishes

    SUZAN ST MAUR

    Comment by Suzan St Maur | October 20, 2008 | Reply

  2. Hi Michelle. I love your blog- I just found you on Facebook too- It’s a small world isn’t it? I am an event planner in San Jose, CA- & I am so new to blogging, I am not even sure how to do it yet, but yours has helped inspire me during the beginning stages of mine at http://www.bayareaweddingcoordiantors.com

    Comment by sanjoseeventplanners | October 24, 2008 | Reply


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