Posts Tagged ‘groom’
SUSTAINABLE WEDDINGS SHOWCASE PASSION FOR PARTNER AND PLANET
By Cheryl Hurd
There may be no greater test of sustainability than to enter into a lifetime commitment with a love partner. The wedding celebration marks the beginning of a couple’s journey together. It is a public display of love and dedication and when done sustainably, can also showcase the couple’s commitment to a healthy planet.
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
The center of attention is undeniably the bride. Great thought is put into a bride’s wedding gown. Sustainable gowns can be found in a wide variety of styles. Brides now have a choice of buying organic, shopping used or even renting. Here are some places to start your search.
If you’re rummaging around thrift stores, antique markets, and garage sales for your upcoming wedding, you can easily find fabulous personalized touches. Treasures such as vintage silver-plated tea sets, sugar bowls, and candy dishes are easy finds, inexpensive and oh-so-elegant wedding décor. As a greener alternative to an event typically filled with items that will end up in the landfill, seeking out used decor adds a dash of something soulful to your wedding day.
Like every bride-to-be, I spent months agonizing over wedding plans – living and dying by the budget. I will say that nothing I had experienced in my professional life would prepare me for the realities of planning a wedding. The average wedding today costs anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000 and some luxe weddings even double and triple that amount.