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Have a Natural Wedding with Green Wedding Favors

Updated on September 23, 2014

Decorate with Green Wedding Favors and Save "Green" at the Same Time

Be environmentally sensitive by giving green wedding favors (like seeds) and using green centerpieces (like small trees) at your wedding. You will save some "green", as in $$$, at the same time compared with the cost of using a professional florist for your centerpieces. You'll also send your guests home with something they can enjoy long after the wedding.

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Be Environmentally Sensitive

You can "be green" and environmentally sensitive by giving green wedding favors and using green centerpieces at your wedding.

Trees As Centerpieces

Think Trees for centerpieces - small saplings in pretty pots - After your reception, one guest from the table (maybe a "contest" winner) can plant the tree for years of enjoyment. Or the trees can be planted by the couple at a park to make an environmental statement.

Small deciduous trees (magnolias, oaks, etc) may not have many branches, so you may want to select an evergreen that is indigenous to the region of the country where the wedding is. For example, Colorado blue spruce would be appropriate for a Colorado wedding.

Think Seed Packets in Clay Pots

Think Seed Packets, in clay pots, for favors - You can paint the pots to coordinate with your wedding decor or personalize them with Your New Monogram (Bride's first initial, Groom's first initial, Surname initial). However, standard terra cotta will lend a more earthy feel.

For more about Green Weddings, read this article: Green Weddings.

Have a "Green" Wedding

And Save Some Green With Green Wedding Favors and Centerpieces

Your Favor or Centerpiece May Grow to be a Big Tree Reaching Towards the Sky

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How Green is My Wedding Going To Be?

How green is my wedding going to be?

I hope to be kind to the earth

I wish for live flowers, for birds in a tree

For he and for me this has worth


How green is my wedding going to be?

I promise we won't make a mess

We'll recycle all of our dishware

We'll do it without any stress


How green is my wedding going to be?

The guests will notice a difference

I'll plant all the centerpiece trees

At a park where they'll grow as a fence


How green is my wedding going to be?

We'll have food that's from close-by and good

The squashes and lettuce grown locally

The chickens from the neighborhood


How green is my wedding going to be?

We are watchful with what we are spending

The green from the wallet spent sparingly

The bank won't make much on their lending


How green is my wedding going to be?

Our ceremony's steps from our party

That will save on the use of energy

And everyone will still enjoy hearty


How green is my wedding going to be?

I hope to be kind to the earth

I wish for live flowers, for birds in a tree

For he and for me this has worth


copyrighted 2009 - Mindy Makuta - may be reprinted with permission only

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    • orange3 lm profile image

      orange3 lm 6 years ago

      I love the idea of using saplings for a centerpiece and having guests take them home to plant. Great tips for having a green wedding.

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      Lensrolled to my wedding 2011 lens. Great work! I SquidLiked.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Useful tips. First time I've read about green wedding.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Beautiful lens with full of inspiration for green living with "go green wedding themes".

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      everythingsbaby 6 years ago

      nice lens, green wedding is a very good idea

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      joanv334 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing!

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Lovely- lensrolled to I Love Vintage green -:)

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      semas 7 years ago

      Wonderful words!A meaningful poem!