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If you’re looking for wedding invitations, you have to check out Minted! They seem like such a cool company with a great idea (wish I had thought of it!!). They hold monthly design challenges for wedding invitations (along with stationery and calendars and other categories) and they invite graphic designers from all over the world to enter their best work. They pick the best designs and the designers earn cash prizes, and commissions on all sales of their designs. They have over 300! designs available in the eco-friendly wedding category. Fun fun Fun!!
Shop Minted’s Unique Wedding Invitations
eco friendly wedding invitation




These are beautiful! So refreshing to use recycled glass as the material to hold your wedding table place cards. Imagine one in front of every place setting with the names of your guests in beautiful calligraphy on little white cards. These are made from recycled glass and are Fair Trade from India. They are available in two different finishes: clear or rustic silver. They are 2.5″ tall.
$4.00 each at EarthLoverShopping


If you’d like to round out the theme of using recycled glass in several areas of your green wedding, have a look at these classic Hanging Lanterns. The shape is elegant and classic. Beautiful to light the way as you enter in to your new married life.
$13.00 at EarthLoverShopping




If a white silk wedding dress is your dream, you can make it come true without troubling your eco-friendly conscience. Andie McGuire makes simple and elegant wedding dresses from wild silk, silk from cocoons gathered from the wild after the moth has emerged which is completely natural and cruelty free. She also uses hemp tencel or raw silk if you prefer.

This Iris Silk Charmeuse design has a smple and elegant line, with boning in the bodice for a perfect fit. It even has hidden pockets to keep that lace handkerchief or lucky charm safe at your side. Fully lined with organic cotton the dress is very comfortable to wear. All Andie’s wedding dresses are custom made for you to your measurements, so you need to allow 2 to 3 months for them to be completed and delivered.

It’s very affordable for a custom made silk wedding dress too, at $575 from Andie McGuire on Etsy.



Fun, funky and eco-friendly, these fabulous decorated matchboxes make great containers for candy wedding favors. They are hand-crafted and adorned with colorful flower decorations which would look great in any wedding color scheme, as featured in Brides Magazine.

Fill them with candy, sugared almonds, eco-friendly confetti or even flower seeds for all your guests to take home with them.

Ivy Lane Designs use recycled materials to create a range of fun goodies. These matchboxes cost $50 for 20 from Ivy Lane Designs on Etsy.




These earrings designed by Green Diva, who uses only Fair trade and ethical materials to craft her jewelry, making sure there is no ugly history to these attractive earrings. These pearl droplet earrings with recycled sterling silver beads make a wonderfully simple adornment for your wedding day.

The pearls are Fair trade, untreated, cultured freshwater pearls form sustainable and traceable sources and the silver is recycled. There is a matching pendant to go with the set or you can design you own via the green diva website. Very affordable and handmade, they really don’t cost the earth!

These Juniper earrings cost $35 from Green Diva Jewelry.




We know that hot-house flowers aren’t at all eco-friendly, so what can the eco-conscious bride carry at her wedding? These unusual and cleverly crafted bouquets are made using live succulent flowers. Not only do they look pretty, but they will survive your wedding day and can be planted in your garden or even in pots, as a long-lasting reminder of your special day.

The bouquets also contain birch wood roses, velvety mullein, dried yucca flowers and pom flowers. There are matching corsages and boutonnieres to go with the bridal bouquet which are also unusual and pretty.

Bouquet costs $100 from Bizzy Betty on Etsy and Boutonnieres cost $15 each.




A fun way to bring the natural theme to your wedding, this tree ring with pink faux flower and ribbon makes a picturesque ring pillow for your wedding day.

The tree rings are made to order, sanded and preserved with wood stain. They are about 4” in diameter and 1” thick, so not as chunky as they look in the photo. The ribbons come in the color of your choice.

Tree Ring Pillows cost $19.99 from the Little Wee Shop on Etsy.




Fleur de Sel caramel, rich and creamy with a sophisticated salty tang makes a great wedding favor. When it is packaged in eco-friendly unbleached paper bags and tied with ribbon it is a perfect green gift for your guests.

The caramel is handmade, soft and chewy and looks irresistible. There are three in each package, individually wrapped in natural unbleached parchment paper. The vanilla and salt used is already organic, but 100% organic ingredients can be used on request, though it costs more. And while we’re on cost, just check the shipping fee before ordering, as it will add quite considerably to the total.

The caramels themselves cost $225 (plus shipping $75) for 100 bags with three caramels in each from The Caramel Jar on Etsy.



Affordable wedding favors that are attractive and eco-friendly can be hard to find. These cute paper flowers are embedded with seeds, so that your guests can plant them and grow a pot of flowers when they get home. The ultimate in biodegradable!

The favors are printed with your names and wedding date and make a lovely memento of your day. They come in six paper colors and 11 ribbon colors to fit in with your theme. At about $1.50 per favor they are inexpensive but tasteful and fit in well with a garden or green wedding theme.

Favors cost $78 for 50 or $138 for 100 from The Knot Wedding Shop.



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