Eco-Chic Weddings

Simple Tips to Plan an Earth-Friendly, Socially Responsible, Affordable Green Wedding

By Emily Elizabeth Anderson
(Hatherleigh Press, Paperback, 9781578262403, 168pp.)

Publication Date: January 2, 2007

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Add Style to Your Wedding and Stay True to Your Beliefs

Planning your wedding can be the best time to be eco-friendly. The wedding industry has a huge impact on the global economy and the environment, as wedding parties spend over $125 billion a year in the U.S. alone. Eco-Chic Weddings presents the quick, simple, and easy-to-follow tips you need to make your wedding socially responsible. This indispensable guide gives you the choice, comfort, and chance to share your own unique style for a truly memorable wedding.

Going green doesn’t mean you need to spend the green. Eco-Chic Weddings provides all the resources you need to create your environmentally friendly and fun celebration on a budget, such as:

* Use in-season flowers to save on price and reduce the environmental cost of shipping in non-local flowers.
* Skip the save-the-date card and save some trees–and a lot of hassle.
* Don’t purchase items you will only use at the wedding; instead, invest in dresses, shoes, or glassware you will alter and reuse.

From the location to the dress to the menu, there are dozens of easy ways to make your wedding beautiful and still reflect your personal beliefs in sustainable living. Eco-Chic Weddings will show you how to craft your perfect day.




About the Author

Emily Elizabeth Anderson is a freelance writer, certified yoga instructor, and an advocate of sustainable style. She has worked for Vanity Fair, Donna Karan New York, and Martha Stewart Living, where she was the Event Director. Emily also studied interior design at the Parsons School of Design. Eco-Chic Weddings is the result of Emily’s background in fashion, beauty, and design, and her passion for conscious consumerism. She lives in New York City with her husband David.

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