Are you an eco-chic bride-to-be? Do you want your wedding to be elegant and flawless but also environmentally friendly? Today’s post will help you to achieve just that. There are many ways to create a green wedding, and sometimes it comes down to the very details. Here are a few suggestions on what to do.
Look around at farmers in your area or state that grow fresh, organic flowers. Use these flowers for your bouquets and centerpieces. If you are on a budget, re-use ceremony flowers for the reception. A savvy event planner can help you with this if you need assistance. LocalHarvest.org is a great website to check out – it reports all the local organic food and flower farms in the United States!
Not only can you source your flowers locally, but you can also source your food locally! Hire a chef or catering company that specializes in green menus. Request that the food be organic and locally sourced.
Consider holding your ceremony and reception at an environmentally friendly venue, like a lavender farm or botanical garden. They are both beautiful and green. The use of candlelight is also important. To cut down on high electricity usage, use candles to line the ceremony aisle and to light up the reception tables. The glow of the candles will create a romantic feel. The table and linen decor can also be eco-friendly. Visit Wildflower Linens to check out their Natural and Organic Collection.
When choosing a hotel for a room block, narrow down your choices to hotels that recycle and use energy-efficient appliances and biodegradable products. GreenHotels.com have good suggestions if you don’t know where to start.
~ These are just a few tips for throwing an eco-chic wedding. What tips do you have?~