Environmentally-friendly weddings are on the rise as every aspect of your nuptials—from the location to the decorations—can be green. While you don’t have to go to extremes to make your wedding eco-friendly, you can still plan the perfect green marital ceremony and reception. Here are a few a tips for throwing your ideal wedding that won’t leave a massive carbon footprint.
Eco-friendly Venues and Vendors
The venue is the most important part of any marital ceremony; however, most indoor event spaces like ballrooms and reception halls aren’t the best for the environment. Alternatively you could choose a venue that doesn’t use a lot of electricity, water and other products that are harmful to the earth. Opt for an outdoor location, such as a garden or on a farm, to exchange vows. Try having your wedding and reception in the same place to avoid the need to travel from one location to the next. Having your wedding during the daytime also helps cut back on electricity usage, and there are plenty of green hotels that offer energy-efficient appliances and biodegradable products. While you may not be able to get away with or afford serving a three-course vegan or vegetarian meal, having an environmentally-friendly menu is not out of your reach. Although organic foods are more costly, make the food and beverages you serve green by going with caterers, chefs, and bakers who use locally grown foods and organic alternatives. In addition, opt for in-season produce as most out-of-season fruits and vegetables are grown in heated greenhouses, which use electricity and fuel for transportation.
Green Decorations and Accessories
Be creative and innovative while protecting the environment. Avoid using
paper products that are made of non-recycled materials or skip the paper
altogether by incorporating non-paper goods like e invites for save-the-dates. Try
favors & invitations that have seeds embedded in them that your guests can plant.
Although you may think that your bridal bouquet and other floral arrangements
are the last thing you need to be concerned about when it comes to making your
wedding green, using certain flowers can do more harm than good. Pass on
flowers that are out of season and have to be shipped or choose seasonal
replicas that aren’t doused in chemicals or grown under harsh working
conditions. Use seasonal flowers and decorative
pieces, to decorate your venue and walk down the aisle with —a brilliant way to be green.
Although Basil is known to bring about prosperity, love spells are the general domain for this treasured herb. It is used to soothe communication between two people, to draw a lover to you and to celebrate love. Basil can be tucked fresh or dried into a sachet and carried to strengthen feelings of love.
Basil is best known for its properties to aid and strengthen love. Although Basil is known to bring about prosperity, love spells are the general domain for this treasured herb. It is used to soothe communication between two people, to draw a lover to you and to celebrate love. Basil can be tucked fresh or dried into a sachet and carried to strengthen feelings of love.
Who knew? Why not spread some LOVE around at your wedding by giving your guest memorable favors of basil in adorable eco boxes.
FREE Basil Recipe with all Eco Box Favors
The ancient Romans believed that the mere smell of basil inspired love. Thus, a woman seeding true love needed merely to hand the object of her affection a spring of basil, and he would be here forever.
Its name comes from the Greek word for “royal”, basilikon. a perennial in warm climates, it is easy to grow and thrives in containers. its small white flowers should be be pruned in order to induce vigorous growth of the tasty leaves.
Celebrate basil in your wedding receptions with food, plants for centerpieces and sprigs for good luck.
Bridal showers are perfect venues to celebrate the immortal properties of basil with games and gifts.
. The Kitchen Bridal Shower
Ask guests to choose gifts the bride will need to establish an the kitchen of her dreams. Gifts might include: tools, utensils, cookware, bake ware, appliances, gadgets, linens and cookbooks. A Kitchen Shower is the perfect occasion to go potluck. If your kitchen can manage, request that a few dishes be brought assembled but uncooked. When your guests arrive, pop their culinary creations into the oven and serve wine in the kitchen while you enjoy the aroma of what is soon to come. Guests might also bring along their signature recipe, written on a card to present to the bride.
- perfect for a “herb” shower with a culinary touch
Basic Pesto Sauce
- 1/3 cut fresh basil leaves
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
-pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup pine kernels
- 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
– 1/2 cup olive oil
Blend the basil leaves in a blender. Add the garlic and olive oil and process for a few seconds. Gradually add the pine kernels, Parmesan cheese and salt. The consistency should be thick and creamy.
This quantity of pesto sauce is sufficient for 1 pound cooked, drained pasta. Mix 2 tablespoons pesto with the pasta and serve on individual plates with an extra spoonful of pesto on each helping..
For Money and Success: Soak Basil in water for 3 days, then sprinkle about a place of business. Also used for purification and protection and to remove obstacles in love and create harmony. Dispels melancholy and attracts friends. It just doesn’t get any better than that.
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