Posts Tagged ‘wedding planning’

Don’t Get Stressed Out About Planning Your Green Wedding!

July 7, 2010

Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do in your life, but along with the excitement comes a certain amount of stress as you try to work out every detail. If you’re afraid that trying to minimize your wedding’s environmental impact will add to that stress, you need to read this article by wedding planner Amira Harris.

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Green is the New Black – Stress Free Eco-Friendly Wedding Ideas

You’re getting married! Yay! Now, what?

Planning your wedding can be a lot of fun. It can also be a great big giant headache. There are so many things to consider, feelings to protect, and your own happiness to pursue. What do you do first? How do you prioritize?

First of all, relax. Take a deep breath…and release. There. Much better.

So you want to have an environmentally friendly wedding – an Eco Wedding, if you will. But how do you go about planning one? Is it possible to have the wedding of your dreams without doing so much damage to the environment that there won’t be anything left for your children’s wedding?

The answer is a resounding YES!

And the best part of having a Green wedding? You save money! What could be better than having a dream wedding while saving the Earth and fattening your wallet? Maybe eating a whole lot of chocolate without breaking out or gaining weight – but that’s a whole different issue.

Back to the topic: Stress-free eco wedding planning. Right.

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How to Hold an Eco-Friendly Wedding

February 24, 2010

Today, I’d like to share a helpful article by B. Clarkson.

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Eco-friendly weddings, ethical weddings, green weddings or socially conscious weddings, whatever terminology one uses, studies show that more and more bridal couples are planning weddings that respect the preservation and sustainability of the earth.

For many engaged couples and their families, the idea of a green wedding, however, is a little altruistic. Many people believe that doing their part is so infinitely minute in the total scheme of the universe that holding an eco-friendly wedding would be a severe burden for little foreseeable results. And it might be agreed that carrying out a successful green wedding is an enormous task fraught with much determination and endless concessions. But this article will present very simple ways in which all couples can contribute to the safe longevity of the planet.

One of the biggest challenges in planning a green wedding is the choice of wedding specialist. If the budget allows and the couple has decided to hire a wedding consultant, the first question that must be asked is “Do you use eco-friendly vendors and suppliers?” Regardless of whether the consultant comes highly recommended, if she is not willing or not able to participate in your green bridal wishes, then simply move on.

Having found the appropriate wedding planning expert, the couple and the consultant next discuss to what extent the wedding should be considered eco-friendly. For example:

  • Will the apparel be of sustainable and natural resources?
  • What supplies will be replaced by environmentally friendly items?
  • Will the meal be vegetarian or will meat be allowed?
  • What criteria will be used to determine whether a vendor is eco-friendly acceptable?

All of the hashed-out details and budget should be stated in a contract and decided upon in the beginning to avoid confusion and ill will as the planning process advances. Here are a few details that might be part of the eco-friendly wedding planning package.

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