How to Green Your Wedding

September 2, 2011 · 25 comments

in Green Travel

Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from CinemaSlam and more videos in the General Green Living category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at Weddings should be heartwarming—not global warming. So how can you make your wedding a little more environmentally friendly? To complete this How-To you will need: An eco-friendly bride and groom A wedding web site A pre-owned wedding dress A great thrift store Eco-friendly guests A local organic market Access to green transportation A carbon calculator Step 1: Plan a small wedding Planning a small wedding is greener than a big wedding. Less waste, less transportation usage—and it’s a great excuse not to invite the bazillion annoying people you’d rather not see. Step 2: Skip the paper invitations Skip the paper invitations and direct your guests to your wedding website. No dead trees. No waste. Very little energy consumption. Tip: To calculate the impact of your wedding, use a wedding carbon calculator. There are a few online, such as the one at Step 3: Wear a used wedding dress Wear a used wedding dress. Face it, it’s only been worn once or twice, and you’ll give the kids in the sweatshop a day off. Step 4: Skip the bridesmaids’ dresses Skip the hideous bridesmaids’ dresses, and let the gals loose in a

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