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Green wedding

My Green Wedding

Green coupleAre you worried about problems relating to the environment and you don't want to ignore your convictions on your special occasion? The Green Wedding is just what you need!

The Green Wedding, is a concept coming from the United States, embarking increasing number of couples on sustainable attitudes towards the environment. Paying attention to reduce transport emissions, serving organic food, choosing greener outfits made from fair trade, ethical wedding list... find out all you need to know to plan a wedding that will not harm the environment!

Find the best way to share your love, and keep a wonderful memory of your green wedding as serving the Earth !

Hiring your wedding dress: eco and money saving option

 

Eco-fabulous wedding dressThe choice of the wedding dress is one of the most exiting moment for all brides. Most of time, this would be the first thing you will dream of while thinking of your Big Day. Everyone want something exceptional and unique for that special day but hiring the wedding dress is becoming a very popular alternative these days. Formally, the wedding dress was so expensive that mothers would preserve it for years in order to hand it down to their daughter. In our society of mass-consumption today and changing fashion, this option may be a little  compromising.
So why not thinking about hiring your wedding dress?

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Socially responsible honeymoon

World MapFor a fully green wedding without going wrong, choosing an Eco-tourism travel agency  might be the best idea to reduce your impact on the planet. There are many travel agencies who specialize and offer wonderful eco-friendly outings that will respect, conserve the environment and improves the well-being of local people.

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Eco-Jewellery and wedding rings

Original jewellery by ArtemisGold mining  is a dirty industry and has devastating environmental damages. It is well known that this process releases highly toxic substances such as cyanide and mercury.  The production of one simple gold ring results in 20 tons of mine waste. It can endanger communities, contaminate drinking water, hurt workers, and destroy pristine environments. If you are determined to be as eco conscious as possible with your wedding plans and outfits, then you could give priority to gems in silver or platinum, recycled jewellery or made using fair trade.                              

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Decoration, flowers and favours

 

Wedding decoration on nature themeFor your table decoration, choose natural centrepiece such as flowers, fruit, branch, seeds... As there is a growing mass of couples willing to put the environment on their list of priorities many suppliers are now offering environmentally friendly decorations. The main point of having an eco-wedding is to reduce waste, carbon dioxide emissions and pollution without compromising on elegance when possible.

For example, if you are planning to use balloons for children or as house decoration, you could consider having 100% natural biodegradable latex.

And as far as the flowers are concerned, avoid commercial flowers off lifted in around the world contributing to air pollution and prefer seasonally flowers grown at home without use of pesticides. The best solution is to raise your flowers in your own garden that you would pick on your wedding day. This would give you the opportunity to choose the flowers that you really like and make it reflect your personal style.

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Eco Stationery

 

Eco stationery

Invitations, stationery, access maps, envelops, menu etc... A wedding always implies waste of paper. So if you want to preserve our forests, there are many other alternatives to make your event both eco-friendly and chic.

First of all, use the Internet. There are many websites that offer you to create  personalised wedding correspondence. It will be a modern and eco conscious way to announce your green wedding.

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Ethical Wedding List

Ethical wedding list with Ameliste

  
Do you think
that you already have everything you need in terms of home furniture and you would like to take the opportunity of your wedding to do something useful?  You could consider setting up a socially responsible wedding list in order to give financial support to your favourite charity.

 

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Green outfit and beauty products

Wedding dress by AranelFor your green wedding event, dress top-to-toe in environmentally friendly clothing. Choose to wear organic fibers and recycled fabrics such as organic cotton, sustainable silk, linen, hemp, or even banana tree fiber in their natural shade or tinted with non-toxic dyes.

If you need advice to find your perfect wedding dress, note that there are growing number of socially responsible wedding dress designers with whole collections of organic certified and fair trade bridal gowns. 
For men formal wear, the most common practice is reuse attire through tuxedo rental. But you might also purchase tailor made suit with use of recycled fabrics from your own wardrobe.

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Green catering and tableware

catererThe process of gradually opting for a more sustainable approach of weddings has generated a growing number of green wedding suppliers. Your wedding breakfast or dinner can now be more healthier and eco conscious with organic and fair trade products. Ask your caterer to base on local, seasonal and organic food to make the wedding menu. This would help to cut down carbon emissions resulting from transportation and less pesticides after the picking process. Be sure that your caterer use environmentally sustainable practices. For the wedding day, use biodegradable trash bags.

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Green transport to the venue

LiliIf you want your wedding reception to reflect your deep commitment to the environment, you have many choices. For an outdoor wedding, it will be easier to find a green countryside, a garden, a farm, marquee hire... ideal places with shrubs and trees are very romantic.    

On the other hand, if you want to have your reception in town it's a little more tricky. You could think of a wedding venue accredited as a green venue or a charity offering such service.  For example you could consider to choose a holiday complex where everything could be handle at the same place, a park nearby or a museum.

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Green Weddings

The Green Wedding, this concept of eco friendly weddings is becoming very popular in the United Kingdom.  Couples are now taking the opportunity of their Big Day to show the ones they love, their passion for the environment by choosing eco-friendly transportation, organic food, recycled gold jewellery, socially responsible wedding gift list...

Find our best hints to plan a wedding that will not cost the Earth !

Start creating the world that you would like share with your children.

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