May 2011

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.

Who doesn’t like chocolate?! These organic chocolates come in a delightful mini-tote for a delicious and decadent wedding favor that your guests won’t be able to resist.

There are five silver wrapped chocolates per bag. This version are dark chocolate with almond butter centers and are vegan, but there are several other options, including heart shaped lavender truffles and dark chocolate cherry hearts. The chocolate is all Fair Trade and organic and produced to high standards by a small artisan team.

Sjaak’s can also work with you to come up with a custom chocolate favor for your wedding.

This tote package of organic chocolates costs $3.85 at Sjaark’s Organic Chocolates.

White weddings can be green and your wedding dress doesn’t have to be a once-worn extravagance, destined to hang in the back of the closet hopefully, just in case your daughter might want to wear it one day!

The greenest path to a white wedding is to choose a pre-owned wedding dress. This could be a once-worn dress, a vintage dress, or even the one your mother has saved for you all these years!

Blue Sky Bridal has racks of wedding dresses to choose from and you can visit by appointment to select the one for you. After your wedding day you could choose to send your dress back to them to delight another bride another day. They accept wedding dresses that are less than 4 years old on consignment and also have vintage dresses and new dresses to choose from.

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