February is National Wedding Month, not to mention Valentine’s Day. As one of the most important days of your life, your wedding is the perfect place to show that you’re serious about environmentalism, and hopefully to inspire some of your guests to live a little greener, too. Let’s take a look at 15 great ways to throw an environmentally friendly (and cost-effective) wedding.
When it comes to wedding dresses, there are ton of great options that will be easy on your wallet and the environment.
1. Nearly all grooms rent tuxes, but did you know that it’s also possible to rent wedding dresses? Renting your dress will save you some of the stress of shopping and give you the comfort of knowing that all the materials and labor that went into the dress will benefit multiple brides.
2. Hit the thrift stores. Vintage dresses are in, and the best place to find them is your local thrift store, where you can score a classic dress for less than $100.
3. Recycle a dress. Does your mother or sister still have her wedding dress? Do you have a white dress that could be remade to look bridal? Even if the dresses you have around don’t exactly match your vision for your wedding dress, the magic of alterations can turn practically any garment into one you’d be proud to wear down the aisle.