By Kate L. Harrison
Flowers are blooming, the weather is heating up, and couples are readying themselves to walk down the aisle. This spring, couples have more options than ever before to add gorgeous green elements to their special day.
GreenBrideGuide, the nation’s No. 1 resource for green wedding ideas, products and services, which has relationships with 1,300+ vendors across the country, offers the following top 10 tips to plan a unique and trendy eco-conscious wedding this spring.
1. Late Night Bites
If 2011 was the year of breakfast weddings, then 2012 is the year of midnight munchies! After your guests have danced the night away, serve bite-sized snacks to rejuvenate them for the remainder of the evening. For a winter wedding, try small shot glasses of hot chocolate and mini doughnuts. Planning a spring wedding? Serve a single tortilla crisp adorned with organic mango salsa, a petite pita pocket filled with fresh vegetables and hummus; or a mini cherry pie for a sweet pick-me-up.
2. Do It For The Kids!
Create a kid friendly atmosphere for your younger wedding guests. Your green wedding is the time to teach others how to live sustainably and who better to start with than the kids? Make special place settings for all the children at your wedding. Give them a small potted plant and a crossword puzzle filled with green buzz words. You can even set up a small kids corner where they can play while the adults chat and dine.
3. DIY Aisle Style
DIY aisle runners are easy to do! With the right materials any green bride can create an aisle runner in no time. You can go the traditional route and use recycled paper with your insignia painted onto the runner with your wedding date and any other pretty flourishes you want to include. You can also opt for a more unique alternative and use a slate runner with special phrases and designs written in chalk. Another option for the ultra-crafty bride is a crocheted aisle runner in bright and bold colors.