When planning a wedding the decisions you have to make can seem endless. From the flavor of the cake to the song for your first dance, each detail is discussed and options weighed. In honor of the upcoming Earth Hour, 8:30pm- 9:30pm Saturday March 28, 2009
, I though this would be a good time to talk about a few eco friendly options for your wedding. Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia with homes and businesses turning off their lights for one hour. There are now Earth Hour participants in 80 countries and 1429 cities and towns including Phoenix.
Going green can be as simple as throwing birdseed or blowing bubbles instead of rice or confetti on the newly married couple. Green can be choosing a dress made from organic natural materials such as hemp and silk. Green can be as easy as using recycled paper for you invitations, table cards and programs. You can also support the economy and the environment by shopping locally.
As a photographer I eliminate a lot of waste and expense by shooting with digital cameras instead of film. I am able to take more photos without worrying about how many rolls of film I will need to have processed. I recycle my ink jet cartridges and all waste paper. Online galleries (which I provide) of your wedding photos are also a great way to share your photos with your friends and family without having to burn a million CDs or print a ton of copies for everyone.
I would love to hear anything you are doing to make your wedding more environmentally friendly!
Here are a few more Green Resources:
The Natural Resources Defense Council
Great Green Weddings