Sunday, May 17, 2009

Contributing to earth with your wedding

Your wedding announcement or invitation can set the tone for your environmentally friendly wedding. There are many options today for 100% recycled, partially recycled or completely tree free papers from wedding invitation suppliers. If you are interested in making your own invitations, the choices are unlimitied. Consider all these places for paper on your wedding day:

* engagement announcements
* save the date cards
* shower invitations
* shower thank you notes
* wedding invitaitons
* ceremony programs
* place cards
* menu cards
* wedding announcements
* thank you notes

Many brides today are communicating electronically to cut down on paper and waste. Here's a few places to check out for environmentally friendly wedding invitation options:

Earthly Affair

If your looking for something that is not your typical traditional design, Earthly Affairs has some wonderful choices. Choose from 12 different clean designs, each available in many different color combinations. Choose between either 100% post consumer paper or FSC Certified Cotton Paper.

Green Field Paper Company

They have Grow a Note cards which are tree-free. The cards are embedded with a custom mix of wildflower seeds. can just toss them in the ground when you are finished and a few months later- voila! --up pop flowers!! Green Field also has in a 100% Junk Mail paper and Garlic Paper infused with garlic skins.


have wonderful beautiful rich luxurious tree free papers, 100% post-consumer recycled papers, archival papers (when this is important to you) and vellum papers that can be recycled.

Sweet Invitations

Several collections of handmade invitations that are made from discarded and shredded cloth using petals, flowers, silk, grass, colors, glitters which are acid free and 100% recycled.

Tasha Rae Designs

Specialize in custom designed invitations and have a wide variety of recycled papers to choose from. No charge for samples, however, Tasha suggests you donate a few bucks to your favorite charity instead!

Twisted Limb Paperworks

offers a large line of handmade 100% recycled post consumer waste invitations. This is great company that walks the walk - at least half of their studio's energy is provided by green electricity, and water used in the papermaking process is recycled from the studio's dehumidifiers & air conditioner whenever possible. 10% of their profits are donated to environmental conservation efforts each year.

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