Thursday, October 20, 2011


CHOOSE GREEN: There are so many fun and unique ideas out there for designing a wonderful wedding or event that won’t create a huge carbon imprint on our world, while still being organic and beautiful. A green event is simply a way in which you can make choices that limit the negative impact to the planet. A green event doesn’t have to mean compromising your dream or having no style. Whether you want to incorporate local wines, serve a completely organic menu, wear an organic wedding dress, use Eco-friendly invitations, or photographers, there are many perfect options for you.

Does my event need to be 100% green? 

That is up to you! It can be a little or a lot, because every aspect of your event can be greener.

Each one of the 2.5 million weddings this year in the United States will produce an average of 62 tons of carbon dioxide and 400-600 lbs of garbage. That's a lot of waste! If every engaged couple made just one small green choice, which would be 2.5 million greener choices a year and that is an amazing impact
- According to the Green Bride Guide's research

Sharing the love of green on my blog at:

Donate your flowers: Hospice Savannah, St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital, Memorial University Medical Center, Ronald Mc Donald House of Savannah, Buckingham South in Savannah- Retirement Community, Union Mission Inc. Savannah, GA-shelter for men women and families

Support local companies for your guest favors or welcome baskets (see my unique gift ideas on my blog at: )

Support Etsy vendors, the world's most vibrant handmade marketplace – ask me about my list of unique wedding artists including: refurbished ties and bow ties, cake toppers, banners, accessories, and more 

Hire local Savannah recycling company, Footprint to set up and pick up your recycling at your event

Don’t give guests favors, instead donate the money to your charity of choice:

Green favors – small plants if they live locally or infused seed favors that can be planted, biodegradable confetti, 100% latex balloons that are biodegradable vs. plastic balloons (bad for the ocean & ocean animals), canvas totes, bamboo, organic chocolate, and I have more!

Have your ceremony and reception at the same location to cut on transportation

Choose a Green Certified Reception or Botanical Garden

Use Eco-friendly invitations, or just have the save-the-dates be a post card to cut on postage and paper

☛ Choose an organic caterer like Thrive

Choose an Eco-friendly florist: Urban Poppy or A to Zinnias

Have Eco-friendly gift registry items: even Target has great Eco-friendly options now or shop these online stores: or or

Use horse drawn carriages or pedi cabs to move your bridal party from one location to the next, if near by

I'll keep them coming don't worry! So what GREEN choices will you make for your wedding?


  1. Great suggestions! I especially like the one about alternate transportation. Lots of weddings are integrating bikes these days!

  2. Great suggestions. Going green isn't as difficult these days as some may think.


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