Tie the Knot like Carrie! And Go Green?

March 7, 2010

Ok so, you may not be dating a professional Canadian ice hockey player or be a famous country singer, but if you’re planning on getting engaged, you’ve got to read this. Oh, and I realize I haven’t written in months. Turns out, comparing green celebrities to real people like you and I is a little tough, but I’d like to think my little sabbatical is over. Alright, enough about me! This is about you, your fiancé, and going green. I never thought I’d be saying the words engagement and being ecofriendly in the same sentence, but it turns out, the two can go hand in hand.

Invitations
They say the future is in the internet, and using the internet for weddings is no different. Customizing your own personal wedding web page is becoming more and more popular, and it’s pretty simple too! Evites, online cards, can help too. But hey, not everyone has internet access, and you definitely don’t want your grandmother missing out on your big day just because she doesn’t own a computer! And, Evites might be a little too casual for your wedding. So get this. Plantable paper. Botanical Paperworks has gone above and beyond recycled paper (which is a great alternative too!) and has created a paper that is not only made of 100% recyclable paper, but also virtually implanted with seeds! I say, forget the traditional double enveloped, fancy invitation, and give your guests an invitation they can use in their gardens!

Your Registry
While it’s pretty hard to top off plantable wedding invites, there are tons of other ways to make your engagement green. So, when you and your fiance are compiling a list of everything you could possibly want from Target, Macy’s, or whatever store(s) you choose, make sure the gifts are eco-friendly. Green appliances are easy to identify, and if you and your fiancé plan on minimizing your carbon footprints, getting the right appliances from the get go is the way to go.

And the list go on…
To my surprise, there’s a ton of other ways to have a green engagement. You can even buy green wedding rings! Planning your wedding outdoors to save energy, and buying a used wedding dress or one made of sustainable fabrics are also great ways to go green on your big day.

Ok, so we aren’t big celebrities. Our engagements won’t make the front page of the National Enquirer, but with a little planning, you too can get engaged in style! Getting engaged and planning your wedding day is a big deal, but it doesn’t have to harm the environment.

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