Going green is a great way to make your wedding unique and meaningful. Plus, you get to show friends and family just how fun, beautiful, and delicious a sustainable lifestyle can be.
Extra points: In your invitations, tell guests about the local ecofriendly hotel and transportation options, whether it's hybrid rental cars or public-transit directions to the ceremony. And don't forget to pick up green paper products for your guestbook, place cards, and thank-you notes. (You will be writing thank-yous, won't you?)
7. Eat, drink, and be merry
Showcase green gustatory pleasures (and spoil your guests) by basing your menu around local, organic, and seasonal foods. Don't forget the organic wine, beer, and spirits, and the free-trade, shade-grown coffee and tea. Some tips:
8. Lasting memories
Whether you prefer film or digital photographs, hire a photographer who will do digital proofs to save paper and chemicals. Avoid single-use cameras, but ask friends with digi-cams to share their photos with all the guests online in a free Flickr or Snapfish group.
For favors, give gifts your guests will use and enjoy, not disposable plastic souvenirs. Some ideas:
For your helpful, loyal attendants, you'll want to up the ante a little, perhaps with:
Lets face it, summer is wedding season galore! Even if you are not planning on getting married I guarantee you are probably attending at least one wedding this summer. Instead of focusing solely on being a green bride website I thought I would compile a fun How to be a Green Guest list.
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