20 Mar '12, 2pm

Green weddings

Green weddings

Photo: Nina Vaclavova /Shutterstock Recent wedding trends put the words ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ right up there with “I do.” “I am seeing a rise in the eco-friendly style of weddings,” says wedding planner Amanda Hollowell of Savannah, Ga. “Couples are well-versed on their options and how they affect the environment.” At every point in the wedding process, there are ways to reduce the carbon footprint of your big day. Here are a few ideas for your green wedding: Stay local for venue, food and flowers Hollowell advises planning the ceremony and reception in one location to cut down on the need for travel between the two. She suggests parks, museums or historic buildings for venues that provide a fabulous event site and an opportunity to give something back to the community where your wedding takes place. “When you use these types of facilities the site fee or rental fee ...

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