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    Eco-Friendly Weddings: Catering

    Welcome back to our Eco-friendly wedding journey! Today, I would like to talk about food! Food is a guest favorite at pretty much any event, so when it comes to catering your wedding, you should take your job very seriously. Catering is also usually the biggest section of your budget and for good reason! You are planning to feed and hydrate your closest friends and family and that does not come cheap. As with most decisions in wedding planning, however, I do believe you should always put yourself first! I have collected a series of questions that you should ask yourself and/or your potential catering vendors to identify their Eco-Friendly…

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    Eco-Friendly Weddings: Stationery

    Welcome back to our Eco-friendly wedding journey! As you plan your wedding, you might be wondering how to approach wedding stationery in a sustainable way. As we all know, picking your Save the Dates (STDs for short) and Invitations are important because it lets your guests know what to expect on your wedding day. What better way to make a statement than to make a sustainable stationery choice!  Below we have listed some resources for the two main routes one can take with Invitations and STDs: sustainable printing and paperless. When thinking about which option to choose, consider your guests, their age range, and whether they will be able to…

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    Eco-Friendly Weddings: Attire

      Wedding photos last a lifetime and therefore most couples spend a lot of time finding the perfect outfit for their wedding as well as suggesting what their bridal party should wear. Below I have some suggestions for how to make more eco-friendly choices about wedding attire for the couple getting married, bridal party members, and guests!   The Bride- Wear a Secondhand or Vintage Wedding Dress! Check with your Family: In the photo to the right, you can see a gorgeous 2018 Bride wearing her mother’s dress from 34 years prior. With just a few alterations from a family friend, she was able to wear the dress of her…

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    Eco-Friendly Weddings: Registry

    When trying to make an eco-friendly registry there are a few routes one could take. I have noted them below with some information that might help you pick the right path for you and your partner.    Honeyfund:  Nowadays people are living together before they get married so they don’t need to register for as many household items. Most clients are preferring to do a non-tangible registry where guests can donate money for their honeymoon or a downpayment for a house. The most popular way to do this is to attach a Honeyfund Registry (or a similiar program) to your wedding website.  Nursery Registries:  If you are planning on doing…

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    Eco-Friendly Wedding Series

    Eco-Friendly Weddings: Venue/Vendors

    In addition to being an exciting and memorable process, wedding planning can also be a difficult balance between planning the boundless event of your dreams and also being responsible not just for your finances but also for the planet. Fortunately, it is possible to be ecologically friendly without sacrificing your vision and without breaking the bank. As a wedding and events planner for the last nine years, I have often seen how much is tossed aside after a wedding as waste and how unnecessary this can be. To help you with this, I have come up with an organized list of tips and tricks that I will be sharing here.…