“Green” Winter Weddings

As I take a look outside I could use a little touch of “green” in the white winter wonderland that has blanketed us northern states these past few weeks.

While spring might not be poking it’s head around the corner quite yet I have found a little hope.  In a recent post from Huff Post Weddings, Kate Harrison CEO of Green Bride Guide shares her Top 5 Green Winter Wedding Trends.

“Going green” is a popular concept and practice these days that has also made it’s way into the world of weddings.  Many modern brides and grooms are conscious and careful about their carbon footprint.  When planning their special day couples may be very aware of the carbon output of their wedding.  This can range from things like fuel for travel and shipping, vendors, and waste in items like decor and food.

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Harrison gives us some “green friendly” tips when planning your wedding day that also fit in with current wedding trends.  First up, vintage weddings have been a hot trend for several seasons now, and even bigger this year are Art Deco inspired fashion and decor.  Harrison explains a popular destination for winter weddings is indoors at historic mansions and banquet halls.  The perfect setting can also afford your the option to help a great cause, “you can also give back to the venue if they offer donations to restoration.”  Additionally with this theme using vintage decor items will help support an “extremely eco-friendly affair“.

Not in the mood for an Old Hollywood glam wedding?  Harrison has another “green friendly” wedding theme in mind.  The woodland wedding is just as popular, gaining a following for it’s rustic charm and simplicity.  Consider bringing the “woodland whimsy” indoors for a winter weddings.  Eco-friendly decor items include tree branches, season items like pine needles or cones, wooden stands or coasters and recycled or vintage ornaments and favors.

“Going green” is an ever growing trend that is making it’s way into every faucet of our lives.  Start out your new life together as a couple being earth and “green” friendly in your wedding planning.  For more tips visit greenbrideguide.com.