Monday, April 9, 2007

Eco-Chic weddings a hit with British brides

I posted an article a few weeks ago about "greenwashing" your bedroom, i.e. turning the lights out during sex, showering together instead of separately and using bamboo or hemp lingerie instead of vinyl to bring sexyback, Justin Timberlake style, of course.

Well now, it seems the green movement has moved into the area of weddings. Applause!

Although walking down the aisle in a beautiful white gown is still the norm, today's trendiest weddings -- at least metaphorically -- are green, as couples are concerned with reducing the impact of their big day on the environment. This means that traditional carbon emitting activities like flying to a destination, arriving by SUV's to the chapel and importing flowers are being replaced by eco-chic items. If you're interested, here are some things you can do on your big day to help Mother Earth:
  • Buy either a used or "recycled" wedding dress
  • Stick to local and organic ingredients when planning the menu
  • Have your guests walk to the church or ride their bicycles
  • Order recycled invitations or confetti
  • Register with a "green" or ethical organization for your wedding gift

Also, you can check out Ethical Weddings, a website dedicted solely to green weddings for more ideas.

"A year ago there was nothing green at wedding shows. I was really struggling to get the message across that green weddings are about 'eco-chic', not lentils and hessian,"


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