Want to leave a green foot trail on your big day?
We have compiled a list of fun and inventive ways that actually cushion your bank account, accommodate your guest and add lasting memories to your wedding in an Eco-friendly way.
When it comes to being more Eco-friendly most people associate this movement with more cost but it doesn't have to be.
Did you know there are environmentally conscious makeup lines, with green in mind? For instance a company named RMS $36, the product not only nourishes your skin, they put special care into the packaging which is made from recyclable glass & recyclable aluminum lids.
- The Lip Bar Lipstick $20, sounds like a lot but compared to other brands like Mac, they are about the same price, except The Lip Bar provides the ecological factor, using natural & organic ingredients.
- Say Cheese - Eco-conscious Wedding Photography
When it comes to our wedding photography, we try to leave a green thumbprint in many ways as well! Here at IGOR Photography we provide you a link to a gallery that lets you, friends, family and loved ones access your pictures, share and download them and choose the ones that you want printed or framed. Try to cut down on the paper-trail by asking your photographer for digital photos. That way you can look at them online and choose which ones you would like to print, before requesting them all to be printed. If you want more ways to be Eco-friendly, you could also see if your photographer fits your green values with this simple check list.
Does your wedding photographer use:
- rechargeable batteries,
- non-toxic ink
- 100% post-consumer waste paper
- LED or CFL bulbs
Are we there yet?
Not only do we want all of our guest to arrive on time and safely at the given destination, but why not add a green stamp to it as well? We can kill two, or 3 birds with one stone with these simple ideas.
Have you choose a venue for the ceremony or reception yet? If not, try to choose a venue that can be acceptable for both or if it has to be two different locations try to make them close and have one large van that can transport everyone in one large or a few short trips instead of everyone taking their own car. Carpooling, or an energy buss/trolley work for this purpose as well to cut down on emissions.
- Be Charitable.
Be Eco-chic. Most brides never think of this last option and for some it may not even be an option! But if you are one of the few who decide that you took pictures of your beautiful gown and that's the best way it will be remembered, you possibly would like to donate your gown after the big day. Let someone else make memories of their own in your dress.
- Family gowns have fit and altered.
- Eco-friendly wedding designers (they exist)
- Eco-couture gowns
-One time wear bridesmaid dresses
- Something to remember me by.
This simple element of every wedding can be extravagant or as small as you'd like, but let's be honest most of these trinkets are destined for the garbage can, adding to the already amounting waste we have in the world.
Think green! Give gifts that are sure to be used or at least re-gifted.
- Soy candles
- Potted plants
After all, wedding favors can cost upwards of hundreds of dollars for all guest, another non tangible idea could be making a small donation in honor of each guest to a charity that is important to you and your groom.
No matter what your style and taste, there or endless ways that your wedding can echo volumes to the contribution of the green revolution.