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Getting Married? Going Eco? How to Plan a Great Green Wedding

Posted Jul 28 2010 11:00pm
Me on my wedding day...20 pounds heavier than I  am now but much less wrinkled!
When I got married almost 20 years ago, I don't think I considered greening anything.  I was too freaked out by the seamstress who destroyed hundreds of dollars worth of hand made lace, the Isleworth Country Club wedding planning witch not wanting to provide spoons and my soon to be husband's friends stealing glasses for party favors and talking about how the houses in the club were really just big apartments...to worry about greening anything.

These days, though, I know that brides of all kinds from Chelsea Clinton to the girl next door are dreaming of ways to green everything thing from their gown and handbags to their party favors, linens and green gifts for their attendants.  I think that it can be a little overwhelming though and I wanted to give you some really good places to start your green wedding day planning.
  1. Great Green Weddings - Comprehensive resource for planning environmentally and socially responsible green weddings with three great green registry sites.  Don't think having an earth-friendly wedding means sacrificing style.  A bit heavy on the Google ad links but still some solid Eco-ideas.
  2. Green Bride Guide - The Green Bride Guide has everything you need to plan a green wedding! Here you can find pictures from real green weddings, articles and advice on Eco-chic decor, and a wide range of green wedding gifts including: organic bedding, Recycled Glass Dishes, and Eco-friendly appliances. They also have the largest green wedding directory in the country, to help you connect with local vendors.
  3. The Recycled Bride - I love this site so much.  This site does not concentrate so much on organics or green gifts.  The Recycled Bride it is a site where you can buy and sell everything for your wedding instead creating more consumer waste and then tossing things after the big day or just leaving them hanging in your closet.  Discover amazing bargains on luxury and designer goods from elegant brides all over the world—for up to 75% off retail price. Sign up for a free account to contact sellers and start planning your dream wedding. 
So there are a few sites to get your creative green wedding ideas flowing.  Congratulations and I wish you many, many  happy years with the one you love <3.


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