Going Green

It seems everywhere you look these days, there's mention of "Going Green". Today is no different! In honor of "Earth Week" 2007 and yesterday's "Earth Day",today we are discussing "Green Weddings", yet another up and coming trend in the Wedding Industry.

Green Weddings are eco-friendly Weddings which are designed with the environment in mind. There are various ways to infuse the "Green" theme into your big day from the use of eco-friendly products to challenging your caterer to prepare Vegan, Vegetarian, Organic and Raw menus. For the not so daring, even the use of wonderful wines and organic beverages or even wearing "ethical jewelry" — diamonds, gold and silver that have been mined free of conflict and pollution donations , can contribute to an environmental and socially responsible Wedding.

Another way to play your role is through donations to organizatons such as the World Wildlife FundWorld Wildlife Fund. "At the World Wildlife Fund Weddings and Celebrations Site and Registry, couples can choose to enhance their wedding by contributing to conservation and reducing the impact their activities have on the planet. Through the site’s wedding gift registry, couples can create a personalized web page and registry giving guests the option of donating to WWF’s worldwide conservation programs in lieu of traditional wedding gifts. Registry announcements can be emailed to guests with a personalized message from the couple and a link to their gift registry web page. "

No comments: