All posts tagged: reuse

Eco-Friendly Bridesmaid Gifts

  Having your friends stand beside you on your wedding day is truly an honour. These people have been a part of your life (maybe for a lifetime or a short time… doesn’t matter) but these are the people (or person) that you’ve asked to stand with you—so how do you say thank you? The “thank you” aspect of the wedding process is crucial. The “thank you” etiquette as stated by Emily Post’s 18th edition (highly recommend this book for anyone interested in etiquette) the “thank you” should be done in writing and done quickly (Post 630). For the bridal party gift giving timeframe there are typically two times that are traditional to give the gift. The first is on the morning of the wedding while you’re all getting ready together and the second is at the rehearsal dinner where you would give the gift after you toast each of your attendants. Now that you know the importance and the traditional etiquette of the “thank you” you might still be at a loss as to what to …

Green Wedding Ideas–Part 2

Happy Monday! Here is Part 2 to the How to Plan a Green Wedding series. Part 2 focuses on the suit, bridesmaid dresses, rings, and flowers. Attire Part 2 – The Suit Rent the suits. Reuse perfectly good items. Use what you have. Choose a general color idea and see what everyone has in their closets already (or what they can borrow from other friends). Attire Part 3 – Bridesmaid Dresses Choose off the rack dresses that have a higher chance of being worn again and that are more likely to go on sale (I found my dresses at Sears on sale for $60 each and 4/6 girls have worn them again!). Choose a color scheme and have them find a dress they like that they would wear again (even better if they already own a dress in that color). Mix and match is easy and can look very nice and uniform (I get to do this option for a friend’s wedding and I am very happy about it). Find brands that are made from eco-friendly materials …