The Green Bride Guide: How to Create an Earth-Friendly Wedding on Any Budget

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Dec 1, 2008 - Reference - 304 pages

A beautiful and sustainable wedding for the environmentally conscious couple!

For an original and actionable guide to creating your dream green wedding, The Green Bride Guide has everything eco-conscious couples need to make their big day a wonderful, and eco-friendly, celebration. Emphasizing elegance and individual taste on every budget, this has the essential environmental tips that cover all aspects of the big day and beyond because...

every choice, at every stage of wedding planning, can make a difference.

Covering topics like:

  • Engagement
  • Location
  • Invitations
  • Bridal party attire
  • Flowers
  • The ceremony
  • The reception
  • Gifts
  • The honeymoon

You can include just a few green elements in your decor or have a carbon-neutral wedding with local organic food and a peace silk dress, the choice is yours and you'll find the resources you need to pull it off with panache. The Green Bride Guide is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in planning an alegant, exciting, eco-friendly wedding.

 

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Contents

Rules of Engagements
1
Location Location Location
17
Here Comes the Ecoc hic Bride
31
Greening the Groom and Bridal Party
64
Say It Green with SavetheDates Invitations and Wedding Websites
76
Gathering the Green Flowers
93
Going GreenTransportation and Guest Comfort
110
A Ceremony on Earth
129
Giving and Receiving Green
204
Planning an Ecofabulous Honeymoon
229
Conclusion
247
Sustainability Worksheets
249
Recommended Reading
261
Key Resources
265
Index
273
About the Author
283

The Green Reception
138
Gastronomically GreenFood and Drink
166
Green Music and Memories
194
Back Cover
285
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About the author (2008)

Kate L. Harrison (Connecticut) graduated from Vassar College with a major in Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development. After school, she moved to Berkeley, CA, where she worked in environmental education and outreach. She holds a J.D. from Pace Law School and is currently finishing her master's degree in Environmental Policy, Law, and Economics from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She wrote The Green Bride Guide after she and her husband Barry planned their own green wedding in 2007.

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