Sure, green weddings are all the rage, but the key is to make your ceremony much more than a trendy buzzword. It's easy enough to find recycled wedding invitations and serve organic cuisine, but you'll need to go the extra mile to make your wedding stand apart from the trite bandwagon green weddings. Here are some tips to get you started:
THINGS TO CONSIDER Simplify - the overarching theme should be simplification. There are eco-friendly versions of most wedding products, but the best option is to forego these items altogether. Reuse wherever possible - and save on all types of resources, including cash!
Weigh the Expenses - with that being said, some items you just can't live without; usually the natural, organic, or green version is more expensive than non-organic. You'll need to factor this into your wedding budget. Patronize - many new companies have entered the green wedding market. Before booking your vendors, check them out to see if they actually provide the green services they claim to offer. Inform - one green turn deserves another. Let your guests know the steps you've taken to plan your green wedding, and show them that an elegant event doesn't have to be harmful to the environment.