More wedding couples are going green.¬† Emerald is the Pantone 2013 color of the year, yet it is not only color when we say ‚Äúgoing green.‚ÄĚ
April 22nd is Earth Day.¬† Earth Day was organized by Gaylord Nelson, a former U.S. senator from Wisconsin, in 1970 as a way to bring environmental protection onto the national political agenda.¬† On April 22 of each year people around the world plant trees, pick up trash in their neighborhood, and bike to work.¬† Earth Day was intended to raise the awareness of climate change, pollution, pesticides, and much more.¬† Pollution harms our world and ecosystem.
As a wedding planner here are some ‚Äúhow to tips‚ÄĚ which reduces carbon footprint to have an eco-friendly wedding.¬† For more tips, hire Kim Horn, MBC‚ĄĘ as your wedding planner.:
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Ceremony and receptions at the same site reduces travel
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Outdoor venues have gorgeous gardens and scenery at no additional cost
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Local catering, cakes, and beverages supporting local family farms and wineries.
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Florists repurpose your in season florals from your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktail reception, dinner/dance, and brunch.
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Vintage is in, recycle and repurpose for d√©cor and photo props
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Reception sites recycling and re-purposing
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Hotels for out-of-town guests recycling and re-purposing
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Recycled paper and non-toxic soy and vegetable inks for invitations
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Wedding websites help reduce printing
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† In lieu of favors, couples donate to their favorite charities (arborday.org ‚Äď which provides favor cards and plants trees all over the country)
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Green d√©cor
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Green lifestyle by having gift registries with energy saving appliances
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Use environmentally-friendly reusable shopping bags (envirosax.com)
Copyright 2013, Kim Horn, MBC‚ĄĘ
To hire Kim as your wedding planner, call 480.921.7891 or text your name, wedding date, and wedding planner request to 602.418.9089.
Kim M. Horn, MBC‚ĄĘ
Master Bridal Consultant | 1 of 61 in the World
Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Phoenix and Destination Weddings
Publisher | Pres. | ArizonaBridalSource.com
AZ State Coordinator Assoc. of Bridal Consultants May 2003 ‚Äď May 2012
2010 Annual Conference Chair (worked with David Tutera) – Assoc. of Bridal Consultants