"It’s well worth it to start your life together in a way that’s in line with your values and beliefs,” said Ms. Harrison, 28, a graduate student at Yale, who is to marry in October. “You don’t want this event that is supposed to start your life together to come at the expense of the environment or workers in another country.” Source: New York Times
1. Organic menu for the wedding meal.
2. Wild flowers for the bouquet
3. Vintage (used) gown
4. Pre-wedding hiking parties
My own green & frugal wedding plans:
1. I wore a used gown (my sister's dress)
2. My bouquet and the flowers from the wedding were picked from a friend's upstate NY home.
3. My husband and I took a horse and carriage to and from the wedding. (No gas, no limo.)
4. The guests walked from the service in Central Park to the reception near the park.
We still spent a lot to have an elegant wedding in Manhattan. But our expenses were far less than the tab of most New York weddings.
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