Bride's Guide to Green Weddings

Bride's Guide to Green Weddings

A growing number of couples are saying "I do" to weddings that save waste and natural resources, without sacrificing elegance. These tips will show you how. 

By Michele Berger
Published: 05/07/2012

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Michele Berger

Michele Berger is Audubon magazine's Associate Editor and social media manager. Follow her on Twitter @MicheleWBerger. Follow the magazine on Facebook.

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How does it save energy to

How does it save energy to have a daytime wedding?
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Hey Naomi, Thank you for the

Hey Naomi,
Thank you for the comment. We hope others take away that same message, that it's OK to green just parts of the wedding, and it still makes a difference.

All the best,
Michele

Great topic!

The environmental impact of weddings is huge and my husband and I found the Green Bride Guide to be hugely helpful when planning ours.

I do have one question about this article: How does it save energy to have a daytime wedding? Surely the lights at your ceremony/reception would use less energy than that required to light up all of your guests' living rooms/televisions if they were just sitting at home?

Hi there, Thanks for the

Hi there,
Thanks for the comment, FM, and for sharing your thoughts about the Green Bride Guide. In terms of your question, our goal was to provide simple, easy-to-implement ideas to expend less energy at the wedding itself. So if you get married outside during the springtime, let's say, you likely don't need extra lighting, an amplification system, or air-conditioning. Hope that helps.

All the best,
Michele

Hi there, Thanks for the

Hi there,
Thanks for the comment, FM.

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