Creating Your Green Wedding Scene
Today’s bride has many options when it comes to creating a green wedding. Gowns that are made from natural fibers (such as hemp) can be worn, second hand bridesmaids’ dresses can be found, and earth-friendly locations can be easily chosen.
In fact, nearly every detail of the perfect wedding day can also be environmentally conscious – even caterers that use only organic goods are available. Still, before any of these details can be decided upon, brides must first choose their color palette.
Color is always a tough decision to make no matter what kind of wedding you are planning. Still, eco-friendly brides tend to feel a bit of pressure regarding lots of tans, browns, and taupe. If you like these colors, go ahead and include them. If not, rest assured that there are other colors within Mother Nature’s vast palette to choose from.
What about Sea, Wind, and Fire?
Indeed, the earth is a large part of any environmentally friendly day, but representing the earth doesn’t have to mean lots of sand-toned hues. Instead, look to the seas that are filled with emerald greens and deep blues, or look to the red tones that can be found within the mountains, deserts, and rocks.
In fact, nearly every color of the rainbow can be found somewhere in nature. The only colors that are foreign to the earth are those colors that include some type of fluorescent hue. Thus, stick to the tones that can be found on the earth, and you will be on the right track to a hip, green, wedding.
Now that color is out of the way, let’s talk about your wedding stationery. While some brides consider any form of paper against all green guidelines, you have to remember that your wedding day only comes once in a lifetime.
You might be tempted to send your save-the-date cards in the form of a casual e-mail. However, let it be known that this is not entirely appropriate. E-mails should be reserved for business, friendly notes, and casual invitations – not for a wedding occasion.
Still, it’s perfectly understandable that you might not want to waste trees by selecting a stationery package. Well, thankfully there’s a way to have your wedding cake…and eat it too. Unique environmentally friendly save-the-dates are the perfect way to express your love without harming the world. In fact, you can even opt for save-the-dates that are embedded with seeds, allowing your guests to plant your card and then contribute to the beauty and oxygen of the earth.
These cards can be made from all kinds of eco-friendly materials, including recycled paper, and the best part is that they can also be designed by you! In short, not only will you be conserving the earth, but you’ll also be preserving your memories by sending out actual cards instead of forgettable emails. You only get one perfect wedding day – make sure to savor every last moment.