The Green Wedding Series: Decor

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In the first part of our five-part series, we'll be sharing some ideas for incorporating eco-friendly decor into your wedding.  You don't have to skimp on the look you want in order to be "green:"

  • Select a location with a naturally beautiful setting.
  • Choose flowers grown locally to reduce the amount of fuel used in transportation.
  • Ask your florist about organic flowers or flowers grown without heavy pesticides.
  • For centerpieces, consider pretty plants that can be added to your garden instead of cut flowers.
  • Rent as much as possible - most florists have a variety of containers for your centerpieces so that you don't need to purchase new ones.
  • If you will be using candles, select beeswax or soy versions.
  • Re-use flowers as much as possible.  For example, move ceremony arrangements to the reception, and use your bouquet as the centerpiece on the sweethearts' table.
  • Donate flowers to a local hospital or retirement home after the wedding!
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