Did you know that there are 2.5 million weddings a year in the United States, with an average of more than 150 guests each. When you add up all of the stuff that goes into weddings (single-use bleached white dresses, chemically treated imported flowers, toxic makeup and skin care products, mined gem-based jewelry, individual packets of rice, etc.) you see that the environmental impact from these events is enormous.
Going green for your wedding day may not be as difficult as you might think. There are hundreds of things that you can do to cut down your wedding day's impact on the environment and every little bit helps!
Today's tip is to talk to your florist about using local flowers. Flowers that do not have to be transported long distances have less of an ecological impact and flowers that are in season during your wedding will already be a perfect match with the season of your event. You can even take it a step further and re-purpose old teapots like the ones shown in the picture to use as centerpieces that will benefit not only the earth, but also your wallet!
For more green wedding tips, check out The Green Bride Guide at http://www.thegreenbrideguide.com/