Eco-Friendly Wedding Dress and Accessory Ideas

December 6th, 20107:35 am

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Eco-Friendly Wedding Dress and Accessory Ideas

So you want to leave less of a carbon footprint upon the face of this Earth.  That’s great and all, but how can you go about doing it?  If you are looking for ways to have an eco-friendly and “green” wedding, you have come to the right place.  Here are some ideas on how to plan your eco-friendly wedding:

Your Wedding Dress

One of the cutest and most symbolic ways to go “eco-friendly” for your wedding day is to wear the very same dress that your mom wore (as long as she kept her dress!).  You can wear any dress from any woman who has had an impact on your life, and see if you can have it tailored to fit your body appropriately.  That way you will not only have a sentimental dress, but you will have one that is also stylish.

TIP:  If you don’t have a dress you can borrow or refit so that you look fabulous on your special day, consider picking up some organic silks and/or cottons and asking a local seamstress to sew your wedding gown.  You’ll be glad you did!

Your Wedding Day Shoes

If you are like most women, there’s a good chance you have a whole lot of shoes in your closet already just waiting to be worn once again.  If this sounds like you, then why not pick out a pair to wear with your wedding dress?  Should you have the classic dress that reaches down to the floor, there’s a good chance your shoes will go completely and utterly unnoticed during your special day.

If you have worn a pair of shoes to a wedding of a girlfriends who is in attendance, why not have them dyed again to suit your wedding dress?  Your girlfriend will get a kick out of you wearing them too!

Your Jewelry

You don’t need to go out and buy a lot of different jewelry pieces for a wedding; often what you have in your own jewelry box is sufficient enough.

If you don’t have anything that is able to be worn on you big day, consider making your own beaded jewelry.  You can buy both crystals and vintages beads and create your very own necklaces, bracelets and earrings to wear on that special day.  Check out your local art store for jewelry-making resources.

Your Flowers

Flowers put a huge damper on our environment, given how most of them are flown in internationally and are then sold to us for a large, marked up price.  If you want to choose eco-friendly flowers, consider choosing silk flowers or those that are grown locally.

You can also opt for Fair Trade flowers if you really just have to have a certain flower that isn’t “in season” in your area of the world during the time of your wedding.

Your Wedding Bag

The bag is where you can have the most fun when being eco-friendly.  You can pick out almost any old thing from a second hand store and incorporate it into your wedding attire, or you can even pick out a bag that you have had for years and years and use that on your wedding day.

Categories: Accessories, Dresses