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Tips to Make Your Wedding More Eco-Friendly

By Weddingblog2011

Time to give back to the earth! Here are some tips to make your wedding more eco-friendly.

You don’t have to be a tree hugger to make your wedding more eco-friendly! In fact, any bride can do it. Of course, if you’re not too keen on environmental issues, you may wonder what the benefits are. You may also wonder if making your wedding more eco-friendly will take away from your special day. Rest assured that there are many benefits to an eco-friendly wedding, and even the most eco-conscious brides have extraordinary weddings.

Why Make Your Wedding More Eco-Friendly?

Having an eco-friendly wedding is great for the environment, but there are also many benefits in it for you. Eco-friendly weddings usually have a lower cost and they support the local community—the community that you live in. They are also very unique. Most tips are very easy to incorporate into your wedding and some can even save you time. If these benefits sound like something you might be interested in, keep reading.

Buying Local

Most eco-chic brides will tell you that some of the best decorations, invitations, and services are right in your own community. Many local vendors often get skipped over because of the large, advertising, commercial vendors. To some large vendors, you are just another bride. A local vendor, however, is more likely to get involved in your experience. They are truly interested in making your wedding the day you have always dreamed about. They offer a lot of the same products and sometimes have ones you won’t find through commercial vendors. Customer service is almost always supreme and you also save money on shipping.

Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, Reduce

There are many ways that you can recycle, reuse, repurpose and reduce during your wedding without sacrificing style or beauty. Many of them are also very cost effective. A few examples include:

Reduce your guest list to only the people that matter most. By doing so, you reduce toxic gasses released into the environment.

Use living plants for your centerpieces instead of cut flowers. Send them home with guests instead of buying throw-away wedding favors.

Use recycled paper and carbon free ink for your invites. There are many beautiful options in recycled paper that can help make your wedding more eco-friendly.

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