Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013
From wedding invitations to send off rice sachets and ceremony left-overs, weddings can be extremely wasteful. With the typical couple dishing out almost $30,000, many are looking for ways to incorporate eco-friendly elements into their wedding whilst also saving money. Thankfully, many green alternatives are kinder to your budget and can be easily incorporated into your event. The Huffington Post published ideas to make your wedding greener, and Do the Bride a Favor now offers its own tips to help make your wedding more eco-friendly.
Invitations are getting a revamp with bamboo, hemp, cotton, and linen alternatives. Try to limit the amount of invitations and only send them to those who don’t rely on online calendars. Starting a wedding event online for RSVPs can save money and paper but be clear that you’re opting for an online system to save resources. Omit the usual reply envelope and card and instead opt for a reply postcard. There are many online apps available that can help you keep track of RSVPs, so keeping them online is a wonderful idea.
2. Dresses & Jewelry:
One of the most expensive elements of a wedding is the wedding dress. The frock is usually worn only once and estimates show that if your wedding gown is one of the more expensive designs, it can cost almost $20 per minute to wear! Instead, choose a gown that you can alter to wear again in the future, or choose a pre-owned wedding dress. There are thousands of pre-owned dresses just waiting for a new home, many of which have never been worn. You can search online consignment shops, bridal gown resellers, and even your local goodwill. Many jewelers offer conflict-free jewels. You can also opt to wear organic jewelry or handmade items.
3. Favors & Reception Ideas:
Receptions offer many opportunities to go green. Use recycled glass items or items from a thrift store or consignment shop. When looking for favors, choose popular items that will definitely be eaten such as personalized wedding chocolates or blue gumballs, and try to make them organic and free trade. Use fruits, nuts, and compostable items as décor. Live plants and succulents are also beautiful ways to keep décor waste down to a minimum; you can even give these away as gifts after the event or keep them for yourself.
Many couples are looking for affordable ways to keep their weddings eco-friendly. There are wonderful, budget-friendly alternatives to almost every item required for your event.
Do the Bride a Favor offers couples tips on incorporating green and eco-friendly items into their wedding, such as a a pre-owned wedding gown, fair trade favors, and re-usable décor.
About Do the Bride a Favor:
Do the Bride a Favor gives brides and party planners new and trendy ways to incorporate candy into weddings and party favors.