Eco-Chic Weddings: Simple Tips to Plan an Earth-Friendly, Socially Responsible, Affordable Green Wedding [Paperback] Emily Elizabeth Anderson (Author) . Add Style to Your Wedding and Stay True to Your Beliefs
Planning your wedding can be the best time to be eco-friendly. The wedding industry has a huge impact on the global economy and the environment, as wedding parties spend over $125 billion a year in the U.S. alone. Eco-Chic Weddings presents the quick, simple, and easy-to-follow tips you need to make your wedding socially responsible. This indispensable guide gives you the choice, comfort, and chance to share your own unique style for a truly memorable wedding.
Going green doesn’t mean you need to spend the green. Eco-Chic Weddings provides all the resources you need to create your environmentally friendly and fun celebration on a budget, such as:
* Use in-season flowers to save on price and reduce the environmental cost of shipping in non-local flowers.
* Skip the save-the-date card and save some trees–and a lot of hassle.
* Don’t purchase items you will only use at the wedding; instead, invest in dresses, shoes, or glassware you will alter and reuse.
From the location to the dress to the menu, there are dozens of easy ways to make your wedding beautiful and still reflect your personal beliefs in sustainable living. Eco-Chic Weddings will show you how to craft your perfect day.
The book is interesting in its approach. I was looking for something that would provide the groundwork for my daughter’s upcoming ‘green’ wedding which is to be eco-friendly, green and carbon neutral. However, there is much repetition and redundancy in the book, focusing on many small things rather than the bigger picture of environmental sustainability and how to incorporate it into the wedding plans. Some of the discussions seemed half finished. The book is definitely for someone who is a novice at doing things environmentally sound rather than one who has had experience in environmental sustainability projects and issues. The chapter about honeymoons is the best part of the book – excellent recommendations and descriptions with phone numbers, web sites, etc. Author provided numerous Web sites which can be helpful during the planning stages. Many of the ideas focused on having the bride and friends make things for the wedding. While that can be a nice touch, not everyone is capable of or wants to do that at such a stressful time. They would much rather work with a wedding planner to achieve the eco-chic wedding. Working with a wedding planner was not addressed well in the book. It would be advantageous for the author to attempt to find wedding planners who may specialize in ‘green’ weddings or provide information on how the planner can educated herself/himself in the ins and outs of sustainability.
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