Friday, April 4, 2008

Green Wedding Tip #1: Paperless Announcements

Help the environment out and save a few trees as you send out information about your wedding. You might not be ready to skip a paper wedding invitation, but some other typical wedding correspondence can certainly be done paper-free:

  • Use eCards to send important announcements. When it comes to announcing your engagement, sending save-the-dates or inviting guest to pre-wedding activities like showers and rehearsal dinners, email a card to your friends and family instead. Check out sites like Evite and The Knot (requires login) for free tools.

  • Create a Web site to organize the details. Posting everything from directions to hotel accommodations to registry information on a Web site eliminates the number of inserts needed for your wedding invitations. Wedding planning sites like The Knot and Wedding Channel (requires login) offer free templates, or you can get a custom URL and a more personalized design from sites like Nearlyweds! and Wedding Tracker for a modest fee.

    You may also be interested in:
    Plan an eco-friendly wedding with green wedding books from the Perfect Memories Wedding Store.

    Find Eco-Friendly Wedding Favors from Beau-coup.

10 comments:

:: t :: said...

hi~ thanks for promoting green weddings! we need more people like you~

i have this etsy shop called "save the date, save the trees". i'm promoting emailing save-the-dates, rather than using more paper and stamps. if you like my idea, come visit me at http://www.savethedate.etsy.com :)

The Wedding Chick said...

Everyone needs to do their part, no matter how small, as they all add up, to implementing green into their lives.

Here's some easy 'green wedding ideas':

http://green-wedding-ideas.blogspot.com

SchmidtyStock said...

Great tips for green weddings. I'm totally with you on emailing as much as possible and using the Internet to help. Lindsey and I are using this awesome wordpress plugin to do RSVPs at schmidtystock.com. You can find the wordpress plugin here: http://www.weedeedee.com/wordpress/google-docs-rsvp-guestlist-plugin-for-wordpress/

Thanks for sharing the tips!

Greenvelope said...

Hey Everyone,

Greenvelope is a great way to send electronic invitations. They are formal and "advertisement-free." Definitely worth checking out if you are trying to save some money and go green! Feel free to email me with questions.

www.greenvelope.com

Good luck,
Sam
samrfranklin@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thought I could share a green tip. You can utilize solar string lights to decrease energy consumption

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