Simple Tips to Plan An Environmentally Friendly, Socially Responsible, Affordable, and Stylish CelebrationBook - 2007
It's not just celebrities and soap stars who have lavish weddings any more. From Trista and Ryan to real-life runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks to the reality TV show 'Bridezillas', it seems weddings are bigger and more extravagant than ever before. That's music to the ears of the $40 billion wedding industry, but there are more than a few couples and their families who want to find a better way.About 63 million people subscribe to the notion of Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) and they want their weddings to reflect that philosophy. They want to be socially responsible and environmentally friendly, but they don't want to sacrifice choice, comfort, or style in the process. Enter ECO-CHIC WEDDINGS.In the tradition of the ANTI-BRIDES GUIDES, ECO-CHIC WEDDINGS offers a hip, fun, and sophisticated take on the wedding planning process, offering quick and simple tips on how to make any wedding full of integrity and elegance - and do it on a budget. For instance-* Choose a venue that is already beautifully decorated, such as a church or park, so that you can save on both the cost and environmental impact of bringing in lots of flowers or other decorations.* Skip the save-the-date card and save some trees - and a lot of hassle. You save on postage, too.* Find caterers or a restaurant that uses local ingredients (organic, if you prefer). You'll be supporting local farmers, strengthening your local economy, and saving the environment from the cost of shipping and packaging your food. Plus, your food will be frsher and tastier.* Use flowers that are in season. They're cheaper, and you'll reduce the environmental cost of shipping in non-local flowers.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. ECO-CHIC WEDDINGS will show you how.
Publisher: New York : Hatherleigh Press, c2007
Characteristics: 158 p. ; 20 cm