Take the Vows in a Green Setting
You have sustainable options in almost everything these days, be it food, homes or clothes. This couple from Miller, however, decided to take their love for environment a notch higher by deciding to get married in an eco-friendly way. As it turned out, this decision didn't just help them do their best to preserve the environment in some way, but also helped them cut costs! Here is how they made it happen.
Walking down the Organic Aisle Has a Green Setting
Jim Bertrand and Michelle Gordon have always loved nature. Michelle is an abstract painter while Jim builds and designs residential projects that help people turn their backyards into artful landscapes. So when they announced that they would be having an eco-friendly wedding, no one was surprised. However, what everyone on their guest list wanted to see was how exactly will they do it. They were clear about what they wanted. They knew that their wedding shouldn't just be restricted to their union, but also showcase their love for art and nature.
They had planned two celebrations, one in Frankfort at the groom's parent's place and another in Indiana, at their home. They had ordered food from local restaurants. Instead of opting for the regular disposable glasses and plates, they chose stuff purchased from resale stores. Luckily, they manged to get their hand on a dishware. They also got loads of glassware, silverware and plates. Not only did the whole process turn out fun, but also proved to be cost-effective.
Use Eco-Friendly Promotional Items at Your Wedding for a Green Setting
Inspired by Michelle and Jim's green wedding? Here is how you an plan your own green-friendly wedding by spending just half of what you would otherwise spend. Begin by choosing an eco-friendly location. A green setting, that makes you feel close to the nature is what you should look for. If you opt for an indoor setting, art galleries or local museums can help you set the tone.
Have you heard of eco-friendly rings? No they don't mean the rings you made back in your childhood from leaves and twigs. They are made fair-labor gemstones and recycled gold. However, when buying one, make sure that you ask the jeweler about the metal's origin. Settling for local vendors is another way sticking to a believable budget and keep the surroundings pollution-free. You can also ask the vendor or wedding planner to scatter a few eco-friendly promotional items at the venue, to generate curiosity among your guests and make them go the green way.