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15 Great Ways to Make Your Wedding Eco-Friendly

It's not a party without balloons, but we all know that rubber and plastic is no good for Mother Nature. Thanks to the smart folks at Balloons123.com, you can still have balloons and enjoy them too with biodegradable latex balloons! Photo by Luis Monteiro
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15 Great Ways to Make Your Wedding Eco-Friendly
It's not a party without balloons, but we all know that rubber and plastic is no good for Mother Nature. Thanks to the smart folks at Balloons123.com, you can still have balloons and enjoy them too with biodegradable latex balloons! Photo by Luis Monteiro
Did you know that you could help save the earth just by choose the right kind of nail polish? Neither did we, but be sure check out these 10 earth friendly brands as you plan out your pre-wedding primping. Image found here.
Cut down on the mail clutter in your life as well as your guests' lives by setting up a Riley & Grey wedding website! Just send a Save the Date with your slick new web address and you can keep everyone up to date as well as get them excited about your big day! Get more information by clicking here.
Recycle some old fabric scraps you have lying around by turning them into fabulous decor details like this streamer banner from a Sweet and Simple Backyard Wedding! You can learn just how to DIY this by clicking here. Image from The Markows.
You can save more then just the plants and animals of the planet when you shop for conflict free wedding rings, you can save human lives too! Curious? check out Brilliant Earth's mission statement and then just for fun, poke around their huge jewelry selection!
Worried your flowers might wilt in the sun? Try potted plants. they love the sun and after your ceremony they can be taken home and transplanted and enjoyed for years to come! Photo by Jonathan Young Weddings, and you can see more of this wedding here.
Confetti and rice, you've been replaced by lavender's natural scent and earth friendly nature. What a great way to go green on your wedding day! Image by Eric Foley, and more wedding ideas this way.
How gorgeous are these?! Local organically grown flowers are great for your wallet as you wont be paying extra for flowers to be shipped to you which is also great for the planet! Plus you'd be supporting a local business too! Image by Heline Bekker, with more ideas here.
Straws are a fun way to accent any drink on your big day, but the plastic are made out of plastic around way longer then your big day. Susty Party's paper straws are super cute and will break down much faster. Image from Ten22 Studio.
These chic looking disposable plates from Verterra Dinnerware are actually only made out of fallen leaves and water! How 'bout that!
Just because your dinnerware  and utensils are disposable doesn't mean it can't have a little flair. Check out Apropos Roasters etsy page for some great ways to personalized you reception!
Provide your guests with a little memento of your wedding and cut down on the tossed paper products with cloth napkins or handkerchiefs. This sweet customizable design is from the Wedding Chicks Shop.
Play up your natural themed wedding with some playful leaf place cards with all of your guests written on them! Want to see more? Check out Southern Weddings to see the rest of this wedding photographed by Geneoh Photography.
We just can't emphasize live decor enough! These dramatic succulent terrariums are eye catching and they make a great take home element for guests! For more ideas and to learn how to plant your own terrarium click here. Photos by Chaz Cruz Photography.
Keep things local with your wedding cake. This breath taking confection was created by Earth and Sugar with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and no artificial colorings. You can see more of this wedding by visiting Swoon Magazine. Photo by Marari Photography.