27 Jul '11, 11am

Getting married? Here's how to make your hen or stag do an eco-friendly one:

Getting married? Here's how to make your hen or stag do an eco-friendly one:

The average cost of a wedding in the UK is over £21,000 but stag and hen parties aren’t cheap either. A survey of wedding guests commissioned by insurance company Sheilas’ Wheels found the average stag or hen do costs £63 to attend and 35 per cent of guests don’t go because they can’t afford it. With lashings of booze, mini-breaks abroad and polyester veils all involved, the cost to the environment is also significant. But throwing a great party doesn’t have to mean ditching your green approach and there are plenty of ways to let your hair down without making a mess of the planet. Here's how. The drinks Whether it's cocktails, champagne or just good old-fashioned beer, it's rare to happen upon a stag or hen bash that doesn't include a drink or two - just ask Mike Tindall. But the wine industry has a serious carbon footprint that includes 1lb of waste and 16g of sulphur dio...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/how_to/994...

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