wedding party gifts

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

Magnetic Pursenality creates a range of gorgeous purses that are the ultimate in hands-free clutches. There are designs made from recycled silk saris, woven and sequined creations in all sorts of colors and designs. Each one has a magnetic strip that allows it to be easily attached to your dress, so that you are never in any danger of losing it. They would make original and fun bridesmaids gifts.

The purses come from various Fair Trade projects around the world, as far afield as India and Guatemala and benefit local organizations and charities. As each one is handmade they are all one-off pieces and yet very affordable and cute.

These designs all cost between $35 and $40 from Magnetic Pursenality and there are many more to choose from.

This is so incredibly beautiful! From and Etsy artist in Latvia, these journals are made with natural wood and brown recycled paper. The ties that wrap around the closed book are made from jute. The binding (with coptic stich) is sturdy waxed linen thread. Custom engraving with your names and wedding date are included in the price. Simply gorgeous. A perfect engagement gift or wedding gift.
$95.00 USD at Crearting’s Etsy Shop

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Photo courtesy of Harvest Textiles

Time to reward your ‘maids’ for all the love they’ve given you during the planning and prepping for your wedding. Give these lavender-filled sachets out as sweet-smelling bridal shower favors. They’re made with reclaimed linen and filled with organic lavender. Three pillows are $7 and are sold at Harvest Textiles’ Etsy shop.

These bowls, created by artist, Margaret Dorfman, are designed to hold a votive candle (they are not food safe) but they are such vibrant colors and imagine the conversations sparking when it is know that they are made from oranges and cantelopes! Could bring beautiful drama to your tables!
Was $42, now $29 at VivaTerra – Eco Living with Style.

Created by Haitian artists from recycled metal drums, these votive candle holders are just the right size for table centerpieces or wedding party gifts.
$19.99 at Are Naturals

Skip the wrapping paper for your wedding party gifts. These beautiful gift bags are a great way to wrap your gifts in an earth-friendly way. They’re made right here in the US (Oregon, to be specific). That means they have a low carbon footprint in shipping them. Both the bag and ribbon are made of organic cotton. Plus, they’re so pretty, it’s a sure thing they’ll be reused. This and other styles are available.
$17.99 for a set of 3 bags each a different size at Lucky Crow

Organic Champagne

The Fleur de l’Europe Brut is an award-winning organic champagne that you and your guests can drink without a nagging conscience. No pesticides to contaminate Mother Earth. Just a rich and elegant – and earth-friendly – taste you’ll love. A green plus, this champagne was made in a biodynamic winery (meaning it’s self-sustaining.) Champagne with a low carbon footprint!
$74.99 from EcoExpress
Organic sparkling wine and other types of champagne are also available (including less expensive options.)

Here’s a unique eco-friendly wedding idea: Send Reborn Glass the bottle from your first toast and they will create a nightlight, soap dish, or bottle stopper using pieces of this special memento as a keepsake. Their work is gorgeous and unique.

Nightlights are $38.00 at Reborn Glass

recycled bottle

What a perfect gift! for lasting memories…”green” memories!! This recycled champagne bottle is engraved with the words of your wedding invitation. So sweet!
$89.00 at From the Blue Bag

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