The Green Bride Guide (“GBG”) is an amazing online resource for any bride-to-be! My wedding is set for next April, so I was thrilled to find this gem! It is full of resources, tips and details on how to plan a “green” wedding. This website is a companion to author Kate L. Harrison’s book discussing how to plan an eco-friendly wedding on any type of budget.
The GBG’s is: committed to promoting environmental awareness and social change by offering ideas, facts, pictures and resources for planning a green wedding. Their goal “is to help couples lessen their environmental footprint – by decreasing consumption, choosing renewable and sustainable products, composting, recycling and carbon offsetting.”
This company really “walks the walk:” their hosting company uses 100% wind power; all of their paper goods are 100% recycled; they have hand selected and rated all of their green vendors; and their book was printed on FSC certified recycled paper (saving 142 trees; 51,682 gallons of water; 12,495 lbs of greenhouse gases; and 6,600 lbs of solid waste). On The GBG’s website you can view pictures from real green weddings, read articles and learn about eco-chic décor, create a wedding registry and find local vendors in the country’s largest green wedding directory. They have very useful tools, such as the “beverage calculator,” which I used for my own planning purposes. I had no idea where to begin, but this gave me a very useful starting point. The GBG has teamed up with Bottlenotes to provide readers with Fair Trade and Organic wines (and a 10% discount!).
My fiancée and I paid for a wedding website, but on GBG I found out about a free deal offered by their partner: mywedding.com. You’ll even get matching invitations! Find out how to manage your invites and RSVP’s online…one way to cut your wedding’s carbon footprint
My favorite part was the registry! I absolutely loved everything, but tried to contain my excitement while creating ours. Below are some pictures of my favorite items:
As you can see the items available are the definition of eco-chic! If you, or a friend, are planning a wedding: make sure to send them to The Green Bride Guide!
Links to items pictured:
Atlantis Flatware - $65
Images Courtesy of Green Bride Guide.