Weddings are a big business. So big, in fact, that there are niches within the industry that are booming. Green weddings are one of them.
There are a lot of things that can be swapped out for environmentally-friendly alternatives. Gowns can be reused or made of organic materials such as silk. Invitations can be made of earth-friendly crops such as hemp, bamboo, banana stalk, and sugar cane paper. You could forgo physical invites altogether and use an internet service such as evite.com.
Other items such as food, flowers, and alcohol can be purchased from businesses that produce these items locally. For more ideas or to plan a green wedding, go to greenweddingplannerblog.com.
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