Google+

The June ‘Green’ Bride is Loved by The Green Register

The June ‘Green’ Bride is Loved by The Green Register

Every time June rolls around the letters, whispers, excitement – all the ‘buzz’ begins regarding the perfect wedding day. No one really knows if this is just something in the air, or not, but June brides are numerous. And the brides in 2012 who are planning their big day (for next June, most likely), want answers to their questions regarding how to have that June wedding of their dreams.

 

The Green Register understands the questions regarding the ‘big day,’ and have the information on all the companies and products that are out there that completely support the bride and want nothing more than for her to have her perfect day while still doing an amazing job of helping the environment. Oh, yes, this is a definite available choice in this big universe. We can find the perfect products, the most stunning dresses – everything that’s needed from the invitations to the centerpieces, and save the environment all at the same time.

The “Green” Wedding is a trend that has exploded over the past decade – with more and more brides finding ways to be ecologically safe and make that perfect memory all at the same time.

Scary fact? The average wedding in 2012 costs well over fifteen thousand dollars when all is said and done. Yet the “green” wedding is costing less but looking better! What do I mean? A “green” wedding is usually stunningly romantic. Think about it…an outdoor setting, the vibrancy of the flowers and plants, it’s like something out of Shakespeare. There are fresh faces having a good time and celebrating love – not the latest Vera Wang creation. And the bride is also that fresh, beautiful face not covered in eighty pounds of makeup like the cover girls or the faces on a Modern Bride catalog.

What are the goals of a “green” wedding?

The first is not to harm. The “green” bride avoids products or activities that compromise the environment. What are some minor things that are a major harm to our natural resources that can be changed at weddings? Beeswax candles should be avoided, as well as the use of Styrofoam or soft plastics at the reception; glass is substituted and, frankly, it’s far more elegant.

Hemp is a widely respected product that, unlike cotton, can be grown without pesticides and returns most of its nutrients to the soil. When the “green” bride buys a new gown, she looks to hemp fabrics. I know. This was a tough one for me as well, considering we’re all raised on that diamond-studded belief that when we walk down the aisle the gown has to be thirty-thousand dollars. Some of us hear the word “hemp” and automatically see a barley sack of grain thrown over our shoulders. I can’t even tell you HOW far off the mark you are. Hemp is extremely up-market, with even a line of hemp satin that is being used by premier designers. Not only is this stunningly beautiful, but it saves the environment at the same time.

There are Earth-Friendly vendors located all across the globe. Flower petals in paper cones are environmentally friendly and far more unique than bubble solution in plastic containers, AND require no clean-up whatsoever. There are harm-free favors that can be passed out, such as sachets made of pesticide-free herbs, live flowers, tree seedlings, or small packets of organic tea. And one of the loveliest things that has begun to be a growing trend is the fact that brides are registering at charitable organizations  nowadays instead of department stores; they are contributing to environmentally-active organizations instead of handing out favors. A big YAY! on that one.

And, of course, the biggest area of a “green” wedding is to reuse and recycle. A great example are food leftovers from the reception that can be delivered to food banks, and flowers dropped off at hospitals or rest homes.

Some truly beautiful wedding announcements or invitations are available in 2012; 100% recycled, partially recycled, or completely tree-free papers are available from wedding invitation suppliers. Not to mention, engagement announcements, save the date cards, shower invitations, shower thank you notes, wedding invitations, ceremony programs, place cards, menu cards, wedding announcements, and thank you notes. It, of course, also helps that we live in an electronic age, so many brides are communicating electronically and completely cut out the paper and waste.

Now…the ring. This is truly important. No, not because the girl needs you to spend two months salary on the item you put on her finger, but because it’s a vow – a lifelong vow that means, “I will be yours forever.” No one NEEDS a brand new diamond. In fact, vintage rings are far more beautiful. And gold is something to think about, seeing as that gold mining is one of the dirtiest businesses in the world. Did you know that the production of one single gold ring produces 20 tons of mine waste? Yuk.

The most important thing for the bride is the dress. Let’s face it – this a memory – this is a day that you want to last forever in your mind, pictures CDs, videos, etc. No matter what your budget, the wedding gown industry is offering more and more conscientious fashion options. The easiest of which is to re-use a gown already worn. Buying vintage is just as beautiful as the vintage ring and SO unique. There’s also a fantastic company called Encore Bridal that offers pre-owned couture wedding dresses and bridal accessories. They are committed to using “green” business practices, and earth-friendly fabrics such as hemp, organic cotton, linen, tencel and silk.

Tuxedos for the men are available, as well. Tuxedos Direct makes a complete line of traditional tuxedos and accessories including jackets, trousers, shirts, vests, cummerbunds, ties, and patent leather shoes from top names like Perry Ellis and Lord West.

The flowers are necessary!! Dried or silk flowers are an eco-friendly alternative. And after the party, you can donate them to a local hospital or senior citizen center, or send them home with your guests. The centerpieces can be stunningly beautiful – eco-friendly favors on the tables! If you are looking for a vessel for the center of your table to hold sea shells or colorful rocks, consider vases made from recycled glass or a bamboo bowl, due to renewable tendencies.

There are some helpful books out there that can advise the “green” bride on everything. One is: The Everything Green Wedding Book: Plan an Elegant, Affordable, Earth-Friendly Wedding by Wenona Napolitano. This incredible guide focuses on how easy and affordable it is to choose a stylish, environmentally-friendly wedding.

Another is the: Green Bride Guide: How to Create an Earth-friendly Wedding on Any Budget by Kate L. Harrison. This is a true encyclopedia filled with great information and ideas for the engagement through the wedding, including choosing a location, bridal gowns and makeup, invitations, flowers, the ceremony, and the honeymoon. If you are just going to buy one book….pick this one!

Be the perfect bride! Have the perfect day! And save the environment! You are marrying the love of your life…what more could you ask for?

The Green Register sends their congratulations and best wishes to the bride and groom!

Until Next Time, Everybody.

Amy

 

For more information go NOW to:

www.thegreenregister.com

Image/ Tumblr

Entertainment

For movies opening September 30, 2016

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam's Kapsules Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening September 30, 2016 BIG BUDGET FILMS   Deepwater Horizon (PG-13 for intense action sequences, disturbing images and brief profanity) Disaster flick recreating the real-life events surrounding the 2010 explosion of the offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico which claimed the lives of 11 crewmen and led to the worst … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

Richards Rocks!

  Sandra L. Richards The “Rice & Rocks” Interview with Kam Williams Richards Rocks! The American-born daughter of Jamaican immigrant parents, Sandra L. Richards is the author of “Rice & Rocks.” She hopes that her debut picture book will serve as an educational resource for families seeking to teach their children the value of their heritage and the importance of cultural diversity. Sandra completed both her undergraduate and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

More Than a Score

  ACRONYM TO FOLLOW by Peter Brav   Finally Our Day has come There’s a Day for everything For doughnuts, siblings, eight track tapes Grilled cheese, daughters and sons to work Encouragement, Alzheimer’s Coffee, math, chewing gum Blasphemy, yo-yos And now finally One for us Truly a Day to celebrate National Don’t Shoot An Unarmed Brother Doctor King Not Seeing Progress George Orwell Laughing It Is So About the … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

New Home Sales Jump in April

  New Home Sales Jump in April By Burt Carey Sales of new homes hit their highest rate since 2008 in April, according to the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau. April sales increased 16.6 percent over March figures, which correlates to a seasonally adjusted rate of 619,000 home sales projected for the year. The median price of those new homes was $321,000, the highest median price ever recorded. That’s up 9.7 percent … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Richards Rocks!

  Sandra L. Richards The “Rice & Rocks” Interview with Kam Williams Richards Rocks! The American-born daughter of Jamaican immigrant parents, Sandra L. Richards is the author of “Rice & Rocks.” She hopes that her debut picture book will serve as an educational resource for families seeking to teach their children the value of their heritage and the importance of cultural diversity. Sandra completed both her undergraduate and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Apex Gear ACCU•STRIKE XS Series Bow Sights

  Apex Gear ACCU•STRIKE XS Series Bow Sights By Brad Fenson As an avid bowhunter, I’m always looking for a sight to not only help me acquire a target accurately and quickly but provide adjustability while being lightweight. It might be a lot to ask for but with a wide array of hunting situations, you have to be selective in your equipment to ensure you are always successful in the long run. The Apex Gear ACCU•STRIKE™ XS was … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

There Are Superheroes Among Us

  There Are Superheroes Among Us by Amy Lignor   This story truly proves that a superhero does not require a cape, tights, or the ability to fly. In a world where all headlines seem to be centered around who shot who, who is being put upon, who’s “getting away with it” – all the way to who is getting divorced and who may or may not be kneeling at NFL games – negative stories seem to be the only ones covered anymore by the media. … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Scholastic Announces Sales of More Than 3.3 Million Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

  Scholastic Announces Sales of More Than 3.3 Million Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two New York, NY (August 10, 2016) — Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two script book, the eighth Harry Potter story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, published in the U.S. and Canada by Scholastic has sold more than 3.3 million copies in North America to date.Scholastic announced a first printing … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Vacation Time Has Turned “Spooky”

  Vacation Time Has Turned “Spooky” by Amy Lignor   Myths and legends, both spooky and surreal, are becoming the subject of many books and newspaper articles lately. And the location of many, oddly enough, happen to be in the Southwest. It used to be that a nice white sandy beach was the one place we yearned to go on vacation to get away from it all. Now, however, people are searching for places to travel where legends still exist, and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Controlling a Species: Humans Being Humane

  Controlling a Species: Humans Being Humane by Amy Lignor   Humane. There is a reason why this word and human are basically spelled the same. What needs to happen, however, is for them to mean the same. There are societies out there that talk about just that. From clubs to groups to volunteer organizations that protect all varieties of our animal friends, “humane” is one act that they wish would be considered in any and all … [Read More its Good for You...]

Trackbacks

  1. Hispanic wedding traditions: Clothing, flowers, food and decorations | Keep smiling with flowers says:

    […] the flowers and plants, it's like something out of Shakespeare. There are … Read more on Staugnews Clothing, decorations, Flowers, food, Hispanic, traditions, […]