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The Green Bride Guide: How To Create An Earth-Friendly Wedding On Any Budget

Your Wedding: Beautiful and Sustainable. Just Like Your Marriage The Green Bride Guide has everything eco-conscious couples need to make their event more sustainable. Green wedding veteran and environmentalist Kate L. Harrison offers hundreds of eco-friendly choices in one handy reference. Emphasizing elegance and individual taste, The Green Bride Guide covers all aspects of the big day and beyond. Engagement Location Invitations Bridal party attire Flowers The ceremony The reception Gifts The honeymoon Whether you want to include just a few green elements in your decor or have a carbon-neutral wedding with local organic food and a peace silk dress, you'll fi nd the resources you need to pull it off with panache. And you can plan a gorgeous green event on any budget - Kate offers options in every price category. Paired with a website and complete with vendor worksheets, The Green Bride Guide is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in planning an elegant, exciting, eco-friendly wedding. Say "I Do" and Save The Planet

Paperback: 304 pages

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (December 1, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 140221345X

ISBN-13: 978-1402213458

Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 8.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #194,478 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #9 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Weddings > Budget #398 in Books > Science & Math > Environment > Environmentalism #469 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Sustainable Living

I bought this book to get ideas for my sister's wedding and then I flew on a couple trips. People commented, oh congrats, to me as they saw me reading. Its understated cover apparently got some attention in airports!This book has great ideas varying from VERY crunchy and (IMHO) too stupid for any real people to actually do, to ideas that are quite feasible and realistic for any bride, even one who doesn't even recycle much!! There are plenty of contacts for different vendors and ideas, all in one place. In the age of the internet, you could certainly find all these things, but this puts it in a compact area. The tone of the writing is effective and congenial.

Bought this book as it was written by an alum of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (my alma mater). Fairly helpful for things to think about. I think it's a bit basic and might be more helpful for friends and family or wedding planners for the bride to use to get on board with the reasons that brides and grooms pick or don't pick particular things. A good place to start if you're newly engaged and looking at planning, wedding ideas, where to start. The website is also great - but most of the recommended products are out of my price range.

This book gives great ideas on having both an environmentally conscience wedding and honeymoon. I used this book to plan my locally themed wedding.

I love this book so much. I've read other so-called green wedding guides, and they didn't have near the depth, detail, and super cool creative ideas this book has. In addition to a thorough examination of how to green the many parts of your wedding, the creative ideas are really inspiring. I am pretty hardcore when it comes to living eco-friendly, but I still found it had really helpful tips and neat ideas. I don't have the inclination to research every little detail down to where to get eco-friendly nail polish, but thankfully, this book does it for you! There are a lot of web sites mentioned. I reccomend keeping a little pad next to your book to make notes, because you'll want to write down certain things. Also, make sure to buy this (or give your existing copy) to a bride or groom early in the process, so she or he can benefit from the breadth of ideas before settling in on any one thing.

Amazing. Chock full of ideas and resources for anyone planning a wedding and trying not to break the earth in the process.

This is going to be one of the "new" bride guides. Finally, those of us who want to wed responsibly - without all the disgusting waste- have someone to turn to. Every bride should read this, and it will appeal especially to socially and environmentally responsible upper-level educated persons. It is refreshing, hip and modern.

For someone who's already a pretty avid environmentalist, a lot of what I'm finding in this book is stuff I would've already thought about. It would be a great book for someone who wasn't sure how to approach an 'earth-friendly' wedding.

This is a nice primer on green wedding ideas, nicely divided by general topic (the bride, the flowers, reception, etc.) Each chapter is then chock full of ideas and suggestions for making your wedding's footprint smaller. These suggestions range in terms of relatively inexpensive to relatively spendy are marked with $, $$, or $$$ to denote those estimates. Thus you can flip quickly to a section where you might want to improve, and quickly evaluate the options based on budget. There are nice little boxes that note things to particularly avoid or offer more specific discussion on why some choices should be avoided. Overall a wonderful book and proves that you don't need to be super-rich to have a down-to-earth green ceremony and reception.

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