Green Wedding Tips that Help Save Money and Our Planet


Having a green wedding was a trend that turned into a tradition. Small changes add up to big savings for both the wedding budget and planet. Celebrate your big day with the earth in mind and implement some of these green wedding tips that won’t sacrifice style or personal preference.

Outdoor Wedding

Having an outdoor wedding during the daytime eliminates the need of electricity for lighting. The sun will provide natural light, keeping costs and natural resource usage down to a minimum.

Having the reception at the same location as the wedding will cut down on fuel consumption since it eliminates the need for your guests to travel to a second location.

Wedding Invitations

Select formal wedding invitations that are printed on recycled paper. Recycled paper looks just like any other paper, but you’ll know you have done an eco-friendly deed by helping to save trees.

Setting up a website for your upcoming nuptials is a non-paper way to keep in touch with the wedding party and guests.

Wedding Decor

All wedding decor can be chosen from whatever is locally grown. Locally grown flowers and fruits will be fresher, less expensive, save on the fuel usage and cost and will benefit your local economy.

Be eco-friendly by creating table centerpieces that will also be used as wedding favors and guest gifts. Glass bowls filled with locally-grown, fresh fruits or flowers can serve the environment twice by providing colorful wedding decor and as becoming wedding favors for your guests.

Wedding Dress

Every bride-to-be dreams of the perfect dress, why not make it a vintage dress. Unique, memorable and green wedding-friendly, vintage wedding dresses are in high demand. Wearing a gently used wedding dress on your big day is a great way to recycle and go green. Professional seamstresses can alter a vintage wedding dress for the perfect fit and look.

Wedding dresses made from environmentally friendly fabric like hemp, silk, organic cotton and bamboo fabric are another fashionable way to keep the environment in mind. Grooms have long been ahead of brides in going green on the wedding day attire by renting a tux.

Green Honeymoon

Top the green wedding off by enjoying a green honeymoon. Spend your first few days as newlyweds in a hotel or resort that keeps the environment in mind by recycling, supporting local businesses and reducing energy consumption.

About the author: James Ellison
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