Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Green wedding invitations

Reducing the amount of paper that we use for weddings is simply the most environmentally-friendly solution. There’s the wedding invitations, event information, RSVP cards, ceremony booklets, menus, place cards, thank you cards and so on.

Break the mould by considering emailing your invitations (do make sure though they don't get spammed and missed!). You would make a big difference to our planet by choosing an e-invite that uses no paper and no transport to deliver. You can also set up a simple website for guests to access event details, directions and accommodation suggestions.

If you are sending traditional invitations, here's what to look for:
  • Choose a recycled* or tree-free paper.  *Recycled paper should have a high "post consumer waste" content (meaning it has had a prior consumer life such as a milk carton)
  • Printers that use soy or vegetable inks - or simply print at home on your printer.
  • To save resources, fold the invite so that it doubles as the envelope as well.
Embellish your invitation with natural touches like dried flowers and leaves, hemp twine, bamboo or organic cotton lace.
Invitations featured here were designed by A Little Birdie Design Studio.


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