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    DIY Weddings

    5998592 Tips And Inspiration By Sara Doerrier Planning a wedding, especially on a tight budget, can be stressful. Obviously, we all want to find that perfect and affordable wedding dress. But while you search, some others ways to help you alleviate your budget would be doing some things on your own. Do-it-yourself (DIY) is a great way for brides to save some money and get very creative as well! Let’s take a look at some of the top wedding DIYs for some inspiration. Create beautiful invitation cards with Evite. Wedding Invitations We know that wedding invitations can be very expensive. Hand making your own invitations will not only save funds, but…

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    Tips to Keep Your Wedding Green

    Eco-conscious couples often face difficulties when planning weddings, which tend to be excessive. Just because you want a green wedding, though, doesn’t mean that you can’t have a great time. Choose a Nearby Location Choose to have your wedding and reception at a central location. The last thing you want to do is ask people to drive to another town. That’s a lot of gas and exhaust. You can also help your guests drive less by having the wedding and reception in the same place. Farm-to-Fork Catering Look for a caterer in your area that focuses on making dishes from local, sustainably raised ingredients. The food will contain fewer chemicals…

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    How to ‘Go Green’ and Have An Eco- Friendly Wedding

    Today more often than not, you will hear people talk about going green and carrying out eco-friendly activities. For many, what comes to their minds when they hear ‘going green’ is planting trees and turning to electric cars. There are a wide range of eco friendly activities that we can do to protect our environment and one of those is having eco-friendly weddings. Whatever way you want your wedding ceremony to be, you can have it while going green. Below are some tips to help you organize an eco-friendly wedding from start to end. • Use E-invitation. We all know that producing paper products affects the environment negatively as trees…

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    Eco-Friendly Wedding

    Think about all the excess from the last wedding you attended – extra programs, leftover food, tossed flowers. Now, multiply that by the 2.5 million weddings in the U.S. every year. On the day many couples are looking forward to their life together, they are also leaving behind a huge carbon footprint. But, this doesn’t have to be the case. Choosing green vendors, cutting down on waste, and aiming for quality over quantity are just a few ways to ensure an eco-friendly wedding. Opting for a “green” alternative here and there will add up and cut down on a wedding’s negative environmental impact. Plus, using recycled paper for thank you…

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    Three Green Wedding Venues

    Eco-friendly is one of the new trends in weddings. People to celebrate their marriage without creating additional waste. You can minimize your carbon foot print by reducing the amount of paper and trash you create by having your invitations be printed on a single sheet of recycled paper, and serving bite-size appetizers that have their own edible container. You can also recycle your wedding dress or pick bridesmaid dresses that your friends will wear again and again. Shambhala Ranch 21200 Orr Springs Road, Ukiah , California , USA, 95482 Located miles from the gorgeous Mendocino coast (and burgeoning wine country), this 100% solar powered ranch in lovely northern California. It…

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    Revamp Your Mother’s Dress

    Your mother’s wedding dress has been stored away all these years—and now, it’s time to break it out. Vintage is very trendy for brides now, but there are more advantages to wearing your dear mother’s dress. You won’t have to pay for your own dress. The emotional, sentimental and symbolic value is high. And if you’re lucky, your mom chose an amazing timeless gown that looked fantastic then, and will look fantastic today. As a bride, you want to look your best. All you need to do, with your mother’s approval of course, is revamp her dress and make it your own. There are a few things you should do…

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    Recycle Your Wedding Dress

    5998642 Tips on how to reuse after the big day By Sara Doerrier July 22, 2011 A bride, on average, spends anywhere upwards of $1,000 on her wedding dress. That’s some serious cold hard cash dropped on a dress used for only one day. A formal white gown has limited versatility and is not appropriate outside of a wedding. Some of us just hate to let that fab wedding dress sit around and go to waste! Other than saving your wedding dress for your next of kin, there are other possibilities to consider. Sell the Dress Earn back some cash by selling the dress. Recycled Bride is taking this phenomenon…

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    Eco-Friendly Weddings

      5998892 How to reduce the bridal carbon footprint By Kai Ma July 7, 2011 Eco-consciousness is no longer a mere trend for the hippies at heart. Rather, it’s a philosophy and value system that’s trickling into mainstream culture in surprising ways. From cloth grocery bags being sold at fashionable boutiques, to the use of local, organic ingredients by renowned chefs, examples of our greener culture run the eco-spectrum. So it shouldn’t surprise you that couples, too, are looking for interesting ways to reduce the bridal carbon footprint. Over the past few years, wedding planners have noticed an increase in eco-conscious couples, and more planners and companies are catering to…