Eco Friendly Wedding Registry...waste not ..want not!

by Katy Green

At times I wonder if the plethora of "green" information available on the web and the hundreds of books on how to make your wedding eco-chic weddings or eco-friendly weddings is green overkill.

Earth Friendly Wedding Tips

Is a total green wedding too much of a challenge? Can you really make a difference?  Yes, but you don't need to make your wedding plans more complicated by going completely green. It may cost you more or not depending on your creativity and bargain hunting savvy. 

I have shared several ways to incorporate organic wedding items like a green wedding dress or vintage favors or eco-invites to make it easy.

One of the things that I want to highlight this time is the Green Gift Wedding Registry for all eco-conscious brides:

Eco-Friendly Wedding Registry Tips:

  • Make two lists, the first list is stuff you really need and the second is stuff you want and be honest with each other. You may be surprised at the final result.
  • Choose eco-friendly honeymoons or wedding venues. For more check out our favorite eco-wedding venues page.
  • Start a fund for one of your favorite non profit organization like Nature or
  • Add a Honeymoon Registry to the mix, instead of asking for a ton of products ask your guests to help fund your honeymoon. Try which promotes eco-friendly travel or and
  • Encourage your guests to help with one of your green initiatives like recycling. Provide recycling tips for your guests via email in lieu of your wedding.
  • Sign up for stores that offer you gifts for months instead of one time like eating at your favorite restaurant or shopping for food. Asking for gift cards is a great way to reduce waste. WholeFoods offers a $500 gift card. The Organic Wine Company offers 3 bottles of organic wine for 50.00 a month if you join their wine club (which is more than most) and you only have to commit for three months.
  • Alternative Gifts are great for a wedding registry and these requests can be included on certain gift registries that allow you to post whatever you want like dog sitting for those romantic date nights or tickets to your favorite game. There are many ways to enjoy non-material gifts.

Green Wedding Reception -

Don't have time to click on all the links, it is okay we listed all the sites (and a little more) below for your perusal and to bookmark. Registry