Have you ever heard of a green wedding? I hadn’t until I sat down recently to chat with Kate Harrison who is my latest guest on “Thrift Style Living With LaCheryl B. Cillie.”
A green wedding is designed to have as little impact on the environment as possible, says Harrison who is author of the bestselling book, “The Green Bride Guide: How to Plan an Earth-Friendly Wedding on Any Budget.”
A green wedding might involve:
· renting a wedding gown
· creating wedding invitations with recycled paper
· making bridal party gifts using natural materials
· buying second-hand bridesmaid dresses
· choosing locally grown flowers for a bouquet instead of flowers delivered by gas-guzzling vans or ships
Harrison says an eco-friendly wedding saves money, promotes social change, and eliminates waste. And, she says, it can be just as chic as a conventional marriage ceremony.
Harrison knows her stuff. She’s an attorney with a master’s degree in environmental policy from Yale University. She planned her own green wedding in 2007. In 2009, she founded www.greenbrideguide.com, a website dedicated to inspiring brides to go green.
Then in 2010 she created a green wedding professional certification class in partnership with the Wedding Planning Institute. The class, she says, is a four-week, online course that teaches wedding planners how to organize eco-friendly nuptials for their clients.
If you’re planning a wedding, you’ll want to hear this show. Click here to hear "How to Plan a Green Wedding."
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