This Week’s Tuesday Tip: Go Green

January 5, 2010

These days, couples are opting to not give party favors at their weddings, and for good reason.  Many options available are expensive and tend to use wasteful resources such as excessive packaging materials.  Even convenient online orders eventually cause pollutants from the required transportation and delivery.  

Purchase mini individual terracotta pots from your local floral vendor.  They can be filled with fresh herbs or flowers which your guests will love for months.  They can be packaged in a brown box without tissue paper and plastic wrap.  The florist can deliver them directly to your wedding allowing only one short trip.  After they have unloaded the gifts they can take the brown boxes back to their shop and re-use them. 

Another great idea is a little bamboo arrangement.  Bamboo grows amazingly well inside homes – especially in bathrooms that do not get a  lot of light.  It is a great way for your guests to bring life into their homes for years to come.  These little gifts can also be purchased at your local floral shop or China Town and require minimal packaging and shipping costs. 

A lot of couples are also opting to give money to a charity in lieu of a gift all together.  It’s a great way to support a cause that is important to you.  Let all your guests know you have donated money on their behalf; everyone will be happy they were a part of  your generosity. 

 

Party favors are certainly not required but these ideas might help you plan ahead so your gifts can be environmentally friendly.

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