Every girl has fantasies of her fairytale wedding and I am certainly not immune to this. I want to have a September wedding at a gorgeous venue overlooking the water. At the same time, I am also conscious of my carbon footprint and considering my large family–18 aunts and uncles and countless more cousins–my wedding is bound to have a large footprint. I’m determined, however, not to compromise my desire for a big wedding with my desire to preserve the environment.
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Luckily, there are a number of resources for brides-to-be who want to make their weddings more environmentally-friendly. Green Bride Guide
, for instance, is an entire website dedicated to planning a green wedding. Prospective brides can access tips, information and a directory of green vendors, as well as search for greener honeymoon destinations.
There is also the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists (AWGS)
, which is an international organization of dry cleaners that specializes in gown cleaning, restoration and preservation. The wedding gown is perhaps the most important aspect of a wedding for a girl. AWGS enables brides to preserve the beauty of their wedding gowns through ZeroCarbon™
restorations, which means emissions are offset to support third-party validated carbon reduction projects.
Just this week, the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists announced that it has partnered with Green Bride Guide to provide expert content and offer greater access to what's green- and wedding- related.
The AWGS has also created a destination wedding kit for purchase, which includes offsetting. You can learn more about offsetting your own wedding at our website here
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