Plan Your Green Wedding with The Green Bride Guide!

By on August 26, 2011

 

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:

Cozy Organic Flannel Bed Set (Set includes 1 Fitted Sheet, Flat Sheet, 2 Pillow Cases, Duvet Cover, and 2 Shams) – $446

 

Atlantis Flatware (love the “under the sea” inspiration) – $65

 

Eco-Friendly Kitchen Storage Set (I’ve been searching for these!) – $49

 

Beach Stone Drink Chillers (Includes 6 lovely smooth granite stones that will never flake off into your glass…plus two tumblers) – $39

 

Plush Organic Cotton Bath Towels – $90

 

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!

Happy Shopping!

 

Links to items pictured:

Cozy Organic Flannel Bed Set (Set includes 1 Fitted Sheet, Flat Sheet, 2 Pillow Cases, Duvet Cover, and 2 Shams) – $446

Atlantis Flatware – $65

Eco-Friendly Kitchen Storage Set  – $49

Beach Stone Drink Chillers  – $39

Plush Organic Cotton Bath Towels – $90

 Images Courtesy of Green Bride Guide.

Comments (3)

 

  1. Thanks for a interesting blog post. I love the party dresses.

  2. Thanks for a fine blog posting. I love the wedding dresses.

  3. This is a really good read for me, Must admit that you are one of the best bloggers I have read. Thanks for posting this informative article.

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