Affordable Eco-Chic Wedding Invitations for a Green Wedding

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Today it's easier than ever to be earth-friendly and still sophisticated when choosing materials for wedding invitations. Formal-Invitations.com offers a varied selection of eco-friendly papers that are affordable and beautiful, in styles and colors to suit any wedding theme.

Today it's easier than ever to be earth-friendly and still sophisticated when choosing materials for wedding invitations. Minimizing the amount of virgin paper used and selecting papers that are processed chlorine-free are two ways to show concern for the environment, and there are beautiful, stylish choices available. It's not just earth-tones and twigs anymore.

Using one ton of 100% recycled paper saves 4,100 kWh of energy -- enough to power the average home for six months -- and 7,000 gallons of water. It also removes more than 60 pounds of pollution from the air and saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space, especially important as many landfills near capacity. That one ton of recycled paper spares about 17 trees.

Each person who chooses wedding invitations made from recycled and chlorine free papers contributes to this ecological economy. Small local choices have global impact.

Three things to look for are when choosing earth-friendly materials for wedding invitations are: high levels of Post Consumer Content (ideally 100%), which means that they are manufactured from actual reclaimed fibers; Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, which assures that the fibers were harvested responsibly; and PCF (Processed Chlorine Free). A bleaching process that is less harmful to the environment.

Formal-Invitations.com offers a varied selection of eco-friendly papers that are affordable and beautiful, in styles and colors to suit any wedding theme. Their earth-conscious options include recycled and tree-free papers for custom printed invitations and do-it-yourself wedding invitations for less than $1 each.

They have more than 30 recycled card stocks to choose from in a variety of patterns and colors, as well as heavyweight tree-free papers made from recycled cotton and embedded with flower petals and silk fibers. A printable vellum or crisp white overlay is fastened to the card with a unique embellishment expressing the couple's personalities or interests. All envelopes and corresponding cards are made from 100% post consumer fibers.

Formal-Invitations.com has been helping couples create unique wedding invitations since 1991. Every effort is made to offer high quality, environmentally responsible materials at an affordable price. They are listed in the National Green Pages and approved for people and planet by Co-Op America.

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