Earth Day 2010: Greener Nuptials

It was just a matter of time before eco-friendly wedding elements caught on. Now we're seeing lots of brides-to-be incorporating green accessories into their wedding plans. My Wedding Workbook reports that close to 30% of engaged couples now seek out environmentally-conscious goods and services for their weddings. There is also an increase in the number of conflict-free/blood-free/eco-friendly engagement rings being purchased. In honor of Earth Day, we're dropping off a few more ideas.

Bridal gown from Sanni Bridal

Earth-friendly Invitations on recycled paper from Wedding Paper Divas

Eco-Runners from Customized Wedding Creations

Blue Topaz Emerald Ring by One Garnet Girl

Personalized Jute Totes from American Bridal

Here are a few more very simple ideas from Eliza Fig

Eliza's Eco Friendly Wedding Tips

* Buy a used or vintage gown or one of 100% silk or cotton
* Serve an organic menu with locally grown produce and free-range meat
* Use organic, pesticide-free flowers in your bouquet
* Use plates and forks that are rewashed, not tossed
* Invite fewer guests to limit materials
* Give your wedding gifts as donations to favorite charities
* Choose recycled or 100% cotton paper for invitations to placecards. Or minimize the amount of virgin paper used and select papers that are processed chlorine-free


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