The magical world of weddings is finally going green! This should be no surprise, as weddings have always been catered around the idea of recycling and reusing… something borrowed, something blue, something old, something new, anyone? Read on about how Snappening can help you transform your traditional wedding into a green one full of trendy, organic ideas without losing a bit of that timeless charm.

Ready, Set, Green!

Greenifying your wedding can be as easy as incorporating simple details throughout your ceremony. Start off right away by printing your invitations on recycled paper. When picking out a caterer, choose local Indianapolis vendors like Thomas Caterers of Distinction. Try to find companies who buy local and use natural and organic foods. Check out websites like Recycled Bride before you start dress shopping to see if you can find a hidden treasure! Ask your maid of honor to save all of your ribbons from your bridal and wedding showers so that she can create a whimsical bouquet for you to hold during the rehearsal!

BohoChic Party Favors

Take the seeds of your favorite flower, tree, herb or spice and hand them out as party favors! We think the Green World Project’s motto sums it all up: “by giving trees or seeds to your guests, everlasting memories will take root and grow along with your marriage.” Attach a cute little note with a saying like that, or create your own green motto on recycled paper. You will have your guests in tears and ready to plant their seeds in no time! Go Mother Earth!

You don’t have to be a green thumb to go green at your wedding! Another cute idea is to give out personalized mugs or tumblers to your guests. This will encourage them to reuse those cups for years to come, cut back on plastic expenses, and think of you all at the same time!

Cheers!

Mason jars and barn weddings are a huge trend this season. Instead of spending tons of money buying all of those jars to fill with yourfavorite cocktails, recycle ones from your own pantry! Check out local Indianapolis antique and recycling shops like Midland Arts & Antiques Market for rustic gems. Who cares if they all don’t match? They will be a great conversation starter. Plus, it’s what inside that counts! Did we mention this new recipe for Cheery Beer Margaritas?? You’re welcome.

Simplify

Going green isn’t just making sure your invitations and materials are reused and recycled, it also means cutting back on waste where you can. This absolutely does not mean that your dream wedding has to suffer in the slightest! Make your ceremony or reception more intimate by placing candles into old wine bottles or by stringing lights through trees.

Let Mother Nature be your Guide
Pick your favorite season for your wedding and use the colors nature naturally provides as inspiration! If you’re planning a beach wedding, use the ocean as your backdrop and collect seashells to scatter on the tables or put into jars as party favors. Not only is this a great green idea to keep the beach theme going, but it will also give you an excuse to spend extra time catching some rays in the sand! Sign me up!
Dig in…and plan-it!
Now it’s time to start planning your green wedding! Not sure about going it alone? Consider hiring a local professional wedding and event planner to ensure you take full advantage of all the latest green wedding trends, the best local green options (food, vendors, venues) and maintain a green-friendly vibe from the announcement to the thank you cards!
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