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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Green Weddings: The New Eco-Trend That's Gaining Popularity

Ideas for 'greening' a wedding

-- Replace cut flower centerpieces with potted plants that guests can take home and replant.

-- Rather than registering for china or pots and pans, dedicate a registry to a cause. The I Do Foundation ( lets guests donate money to a specific charity chosen by the couple.

-- Go paper-free. Websites such as,, and let couples create online invitations. Some brides are even using Facebook or regular e-mail to send out invites.

-- If you want to have a small ceremony to reduce carbon emissions from traveling, consider webcasting your big day. Websites such as and offer guests a chance to view the nuptials on the Net.

-- Give favors that can help the earth, such as a tree seedling or seeds to plant in guests' backyards, by using the website Brown-Selders gave her wedding guests lavender seeds in a small pot.


Blogger The Green Bride Guide said...

These are all great ideas! I think your readers might also enjoy - where they can view pictures and stories from real green weddings and get hundreds of ideas that will save the planet and money at the same time.

June 12, 2009 10:28 PM  

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