Something old, something new, something borrowed, something…green?
“Eco-chic is an opportunity to be both generous and creative,” said Myrna Swire of It’s Your
Party Events. A bride and groom can ask for guests to include a donation to the Wildlife Foundation, or a favorite charity, in lieu of gifts at a wedding. They can include a “butterfly release” or have eco-friendly invitations that are printed on completely recycled paper, as
Swire has done before with 100 percent pesticide-free bamboo paper.
“You can also present your guests with green favors,” Swire said.
A plant or a small organic garden can make the perfect place card or party favor for questions. Couples can also provide their guests with organic foods like jam, chocolate, teas or coffee. Apart from the progressive nature of “green” weddings, Swire has also seen a trend toward vegan and vegetarian food selections.
At a recent wedding, Swire saw guests leave satisfied after eating a selection of organic fresh fruit and vegetables and other vegetarian staples. The “raw” movement is also becoming a trend and couples can make statements purely based on the foods and preparations they choose.
“Less is more,” said Swire at a Boca Raton Bloomingdale’s event that featured eco-friendly
weddings last year. With eco-friendly weddings on the rise it is definitely a theme to consider integrating into your future wedding. Exchanging vows under a biodegradable arch is definitely a gift that will keep on giving to you and the earth.
– Kelsey Meany