Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Tips for a Green Wedding

Of the number of women who are getting engaged and married
today, 45% are using the environmentally friendly method of
tying the knot. This has been reported as the results of a
survey conducted online by a 2009 Internet survey conducted
by David's Bridal. Not exactly a statistic yet, the latest
in trends is expected to continue and caterers, florists,
Djs, honeymoon vacation spots and drivers as well as the
wedding planner are becoming more green aware.

When one considers there are approximately 2.5 million
nuptials exchanged each year, the current trend is that a
small amount are going green by the evidence of the trash
from one single wedding. The green wedding have at least
one thing in common when it comes to conserving the earth's
resources and that is the reduction of trash.

Green - Why for Weddings?

The dream wedding can produce about 200 tons of CO2 per
wedding and even the simplest wedding will produce about
110 tons.

Green wedding are considered to be an omen of the way the
bride and groom will live later. This also has an effect on
the guests at the wedding as well as the family members.
Everyone there will have more of an understanding of how to
accomplish going green. This can be a great wedding subject
of the guest and set the example for how to go green at
home thus preserving and respecting the wonder of nature
all around us.

The best way of saving money at a wedding is to plan a
green wedding. The engagement ring and the wedding ring do
not have to be brand new. Heirloom diamonds passed down
through the family will work. Checking at your local thrift
store or an estate sale can allow the couple to exchange
old fashioned rings during their wedding. There are many
rings that are gorgeous that can be purchased this way and
save you a good deal of money.

At what point do you begin to plan a green wedding?

Those who are fashion conscious and money savvy as well as
those conscious of going green will allow the leftovers
from their wedding to be donated to shelters for battered
and abused women and children. They will plant trees as a
tribute to the wedding, their new found relatives and the
guests who have come to enjoy their special day. Instead of
gifts they ask that the wedding guests make a contribution
to their favorite charity in honor of their wedding.

Use garden flowers and wildflowers as the wedding
décor and for the bouquets.

Just as you were taught when you were a child, if you go
camping or anywhere else you go, leave the area as if you
have never been there, the green wedding is the same as a
clean wedding. The celebration should not leave tell-tale
signs of your celebration for others to clean up. From the
engagement to the honeymoon clean should be the motto.

The wedding invitations do not have to be made of paper.
There are websites, for instance evite.com, theknot.com and
weddingwindow.com that are online invitations created and
sent as well.

Green wedding gifts:

* Have no "blood diamonds".
* Decrease their carbon footprint when the wedding is over.
* Can be helpful donations to various causes as a
remembrance of their wedding.
* Are not as luxurious as others.
* Are more energy efficient.

In general those who choose green nuptials and honeymoons
will be showing that they respect the environment and they
will have less expense than others across the nation.


About the Author:

Mary Hubbard represents the events centre @ maroochy, a
Sunshine Coast wedding reception venue. Find out more about
having your green wedding on the beautiful Sunshine Coast
here =>
http://www.eventscentremaroochy.com.au