If you’re concerned about the environment, you’ll definitely want to plan a green wedding. Thankfully, it’s not as hard as you’d think!
Here is advice on going green with your wedding rings and clothing:
- Rent — Instead of buying a dress or tuxedo for the event, rent one. It’s much cheaper, and seeing as you’re only going to wear the thing once, it will help you eliminate a bulky, costly garment from your closet.
- Recycle –– This doesn’t mean turn old clothing into a wedding dress, but it means asking your family or friends if they have a wedding dress you can wear. You can have it tailored to match your style and body type, but you won’t have to buy a whole new dress. Do the same with the groom’s tuxedo, the bridesmaids’ outfits, and the groomsmen’s suits.
- Go bargain hunting — Hit up thrift stores to find great deals on used wedding dresses. You’ll definitely need to do a bit of altering to make it fit you, and you may even need to fix up a few damaged parts. But for the price, you can’t beat it!
- Recycle gold –– Why not turn old, unused gold items into fancy new wedding rings? You can take those gold items to your jeweler, and they will make the rings for you. The same goes for titanium, platinum, and precious stones.
- Buy at a pawn shop –– While buying a wedding ring at a pawn shop is not “as romantic as it gets”, it’s much more affordable and eco-friendly. You can find amazing rings at estate sales as well. Simply have the ring re-sized to fit your and your bride’s fingers!
In Part 3, we’ll look at how to go green on your wedding venue…
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