‘Green’ ideas for winter-white weddings

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Tips for including “Green” elements into your wedding.

Many of our Golden Triangle brides make efforts to be “green” – recycling, eating locally sourced foods, even being vegan or vegetarian.

Planning a memorable celebration of your commitment to each other, however, doesn’t mean beaumont event venue, beaumont event center, beaumont wedding venue, beaumont wedding receptions, beaumont wedding planning, Southeast Texas event venue, Southeast Texas wedding ideas, Golden Triangle event venues,you have to compromise on your commitment to the environment. It’s possible to create the wedding of your dreams and stay “green”.

December is the most popular month for proposals, and the second-most popular cool season month for weddings (after October). Environmentally correct weddings are a hot trend.

 

If your vision of the perfect wedding includes being eco-friendly, here are some tips and ideas to help you turn your vision into reality:

Eco-Friendly Feasting

Great food is an essential part of any wedding, whether you’re serving a sit-down dinner or just hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. When you’re planning your menu, however, keep in mind how the foods you choose may impact the environment. For example, is that fish entree net caught, line caught or farmed?

A dish’s environmental impact depends on several factors, including how the product was raised and harvested, how it was transported and how far it had to travel from point of origin to plate.

Top Golden Triangle wedding caterers can help you find locally sourced meats and produce.

By choosing locally grown products or those grown and harvested using sustainable practices, you can reduce your wedding feast’s impact on the environment.

Reuse, Recycle and Revel

Brides in bygone generations once gladly wore their mother’s wedding dress, but the practice fell out of vogue as more brides wanted their own unique look for their wedding day.Beaumont Bridal Fair, Bridal Fair Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza, wedding events Beaumont, wedding news Beaumont TX, wedding vendors Beaumont TX, wedding planning Beaumont TX, wedding planning SETX, SETX wedding vendors

But the green movement has breathed new life into the practice, since reusing and recycling eliminates the need to consume materials and energy making something new.

More brides are finding that recycling a wedding dress has other advantages too. It’s possible to achieve a great vintage look with a used wedding dress – whether it’s one handed down from your mother or one you found in a second-hand store. A new gown can cost thousands of dollars, while a re-purposed dress can be had much more affordably.

Wedding Favor Wonders

Sure it’s a cool idea and the groomsmen will likely use theirs often, but just how environmentally correct is that custom-imprinted beer cozy? Wedding favors are a way of thanking guests for sharing in your special day, but many popular items are made from less-than-eco-friendly materials.

To green your wedding, consider favors that are useful and organic, such as organic baking mixes or spice mixes. You can find a plethora of these great-tasting, green-minded options from purveyors like Simply Organic. They even have holiday-appropriate varieties like Cranberry Bread and Pumpkin Cake at www.simplyorganic.com. Dress up favors with decorative netting and ribbons, and you have a unique favor that’s good for guests and the environment, too.

Greener invitations

catering Beaumont TX, caterer Port Arthurr, catering Orange TX, caterer Orange TX, catering Bridge City TX, wedding Crystal Beach TX, wedding reception Crystal Beach TXThe invitation is often the first impression guests will have of your wedding. While every bride wants invitations that will wow guests, keep in mind the costs – both monetary and environmental – of all that paper. Many eco-minded brides are switching to invitations made with recycled paper or, better yet, electronic invitations.

No raw materials are consumed to create e-vites, and what’s more, you can find online services that not only help you create an e-vite, but send it and monitor responses all online. Using such a service can help you keep better track of RSVPs.

There is the option of sending invitations printed on recycled paper with flower seeds imbedded in the paper. Your guests can plant the invitation in their garden, and remember your special occasion every time they see the beautiful flowers growing. Visit www.greenfieldpaper.com to learn more.

Little Things Can Mean alot Environmentally

Some other steps that may seem small – like choosing locally grown, in-season flowers rather than out-of-season ones that must be imported – can also make a big difference in how your wedding impacts the environment. Whether you opt to replace cut bouquets and centerpieces with artificial ones that can be reused, or choose acoustic music that requires no electricity to keep guests dancing, it’s possible to find green options for almost every aspect of your wedding.

 

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We hope today’s wedding planning tips were helpful.

Stay tuned for more information for Golden Triangle brides – and introductions to top Southeast Texas wedding vendors.

  • Daryl Fant, Publisher. SETX Weddings
  • (512) 567-8068
  • E-mail: SETXWeddings@gmail.com
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