Consider Evites, and invite your guests to see more of your wedding plans and photos by linking your Save the Dates and invitations to your wedding website. For some guests, especially if you have elderly grandparents or extremely traditional in-laws, paper invitations are probably the best route. However, there are plenty of invitation options on recycled paper. Or, you could try something like BotanticalPaperWorks.com, which includes plantable seeds in the invitations, so guests can plant a new tree or flower in honor or your upcoming marriage. Ordering organic flowers and food that are in season, and are from local sources can lessen shipping costs, as well as the use of pesticides and harsh chemicals.
Cutting down on stressful details that very few guests truly notice or appreciate is a great way to eliminate some of the pre-wedding stress, and the post-wedding trash. For example, keeping a simpler ceremony and reception by skipping the party favors is a way to help your budget, clean up crew, and make your table settings a little less cluttered.
Your wedding day is a wonderful occasion to leave a loving mark of your passionate, loving, and committed personality. Going green in a few simple ways can help to show that in your ceremony and reception.