How to Go Green with Weddings
With much talk and debate over certain issues concerning environmental impacts like global warming and climate change, more people are looking for ways to help the environment. These days, people are even opting for green weddings. With this, it has become easy and fun to put together a beautiful ceremony and celebration that can be meaningful and memorable at the same time while having very little impact on our environment.
You can create a simple wedding with your own personal touches to make it really memorable and meaningful. This is actually more economical and better than having a grand wedding celebration. Aside from the big chunk of savings, the best part of having a green wedding is that it can be unique and ec-friendly.
Here are some ideas to going for green weddings:
1. Incorporate an urban setting into your green wedding
You can plan a period theme for your wedding and choose a dress that emulates the period. You can also choose a local hall or a function hall with many windows to save on air conditioning energy. You can also choose a place that is within walking distances from your neighborhood. This way, you can save on fuel; plus, the air is saved from carbon emissions which would come from the car you will be using.
Schedule your wedding in the early afternoon or even in midday so you can use natural lighting instead of using electricity for lighting in the evening. Hire local musicians to play background music and use live as well as native plants as your decor.
2. Incorporate a suburban setting for your green wedding
It is also a good idea to incorporate a suburban setting such as a garden setting that can be held in your own backyard. This way, you and your community can cultivate a memorable setting that will be memorable to you and your guests for years to come. Put your effort and available resources in creating a garden oasis that is full of natural beauty instead of having to worry about the normal trappings of a conventional wedding.
3. Incorporate a rural setting for your green wedding
If you live in a rural town, chances are - there is an old chapel somewhere around town. Old treasures such as this are a good opportunity for you to go green on your wedding day. Similar to the garden setting, you can use native plants as wedding decorations.
EnviroCitizen.org wants you to know that your options for a green wedding are really only limited by your own imagination. Find ways to celebrate your love and new marriage. It doesn’t have to be traditional, but it should reflect you, your partner and your values. Equally as important, EnviroCitizen.org reminds you that the environment will benefit as well from your green choice.