Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Green Wedding Tip #5: Reuse, Reuse, Reuse!

Happy Earth Day everyone! Time for another Green Wedding Tip.

Part of "living green" is being less wasteful, and weddings are traditionally big on the "waste" factor. So many of the items we purchase for the ceremony and reception are used just for one day, and then stored in a closet or perhaps even thrown away.

As you plan your wedding, think about things you can use that have already had a life. Perhaps you can borrow reception decorations from a friend, or buy a wedding dress that's already been worn. Most of the items you can purchase new, you can also find used, likely for a much lower price.

Then after the big day, look at all of the items you have from your wedding and think about what can be reused. Some things might find another life within your own home--that frame you used to hold the bar menu can hold a print from your honeymoon. Other things you may be able to sell to other brides for use in their own weddings. And finally, you can always donate items, from wedding dresses to decor. Your wedding memories will be sure to find an appreciative new home.

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7 comments:

Lilyputts said...

You know I never thought of reusing items from a wedding, but you know what would be nice...is some home decor pillows for the living room. You can share with all that visit your special day!
Fantastic idea, thanks.

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