Noteworthy is going white….and ‘green’!

Posted by Brianna on January 24, 2011 in Green Initiative, Weddings

So you’ve just recently gotten engaged and set the date.  By now you’re thinking about all the plans you will be making.  You may even be thinking about a few other things, such as: What are the best money saving options?  What exactly is a ‘green’ wedding?  Should I begin a wedding website?

First of all, take a deep breath and take one thing on at a time.  We’re here to help you with any questions you may have.  We have a wedding etiquette expert here as well to answer any of your difficult etiquette questions.

Now to begin, we know that invitations can be a large part of your wedding budget, however here at Noteworthy we help you out by already having low prices.  We have also recently added the option to choose 100% recycled paper.  This is especially important for all those brides that want to protect the environment, but realize how very important wedding stationery is for the overall wedding.

I recently read an article that stated that brides who wanted a ‘green’ wedding should use electronic invitations for their save the date announcement, rehearsal dinner and RSVP cards.  I must say I strongly disagree with this statement.  Wedding stationery sets the tone for the entire wedding.  Think about how you might feel about someone else’s wedding if you got invited by email.  Planning a ‘green’ wedding does not mean that you have to skimp, scrape or say goodbye to your beautiful wedding ideas.  There are plenty of other ways to reduce wedding waste and still say “I Do” in style.

With just a little creativity, items for tables and decorations can be made by hand.  Wedding stationery can be printed using 100% recycled paper.  Food items and menus can be made with local farms and produce in mind.  You should make sure all flatware, glassware and plates used for dinner, hors d’oeuvres, cocktail hour and dessert are washable.  Although a lot of water is used when washing dishes, it is far better for the environment to wash dishes than to throw away hundreds of paper and plastic products.  It is certainly okay to ask for unwrapped presents at your bridal shower; however you may not be able to get by with such a request at your wedding.  All in all, we have already thought of some great ways to help the environment without making any huge changes to the overall wedding.  Not so hard after all!

And to answer the third question, yes, having a wedding website can be a great way to keep all your plans and arrangements in order.  It is also a fun way for guests to communicate with the bride and groom, as well as for the couple to post registry information.

We’re making weddings even better by introducing a fun line of bachelorette invitations, save the date cards, rehearsal dinner invitations and bridal shower invitations.  You have all your wedding resources at your fingertips and if you need a few hints, just ask!

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