Visit an eco-conscious jeweler
Earth-friendly jewelry is beautiful and natural looking. Jewelers that are conscious of the environment make jewelry using recycled stones and metals, ethically sourced diamonds, gems and metals to create stunning jewelry you’ll want to show off when you walk down that aisle. You may also want to consider wearing jewelry that has been passed down like family heirlooms for a way to save money and help out the environment.
This is quite possibly one of the easiest ways to go green when it comes to planning your wedding. Recycled paper is a beautiful route to go that is going to be healthy on the earth and your guests won’t even know the difference! They make truly elegant pieces that any bride would be proud to show off.
Give the gift of green
Send your guests off with trees or plants for them to plant in their yard when they get home. The Arbor Day Foundation offers gift trees to serve as a special reminder of your big day. You can customize each label with your own message or photo and these trees can be shipped year-round and planted indoors until planting season. Out of town guests will especially appreciate this gift because it’s easy to take home!
Instead of printing out all of your photos and sending them off to guests, consider creating an online album that you can share with all of your loved ones. Online albums even allow the wedding guests to add in the pictures they took for everyone to see.
If you’re not down with wearing a passed down wedding dress, there are other ways of helping the environment while still looking beautiful. Many designers out there are now offering gorgeous eco-couture gowns made from sustainable materials. There are dresses of all styles to fit any wedding theme.
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