You've looked at your guest list, counted the numbers, and shook your head at the total. It's not the amount of people you're worrying about feeding, you know they'll all fit in the reception, and even a few are definitely not going to make it. But they’ll all be getting save the dates, then invitations, and finally both those who are and aren't coming will send back RSVP cards. After the wedding you’ll have thank you cards to send out as well. That's at least four separate pieces of paper, not to mention driving directions, bridal shower invitations, place cards, favor tags and anything else that comes up! As much as you may like to send out an email, it'll never be the same. Eco-friendly wedding stationery will let you keep the traditional style of invitations alive, without any of the environmental harm.
What are the harms of traditional paper?
Your traditional invitations are going to add to your wedding waste –predicted to be at 62 tons of carbon dioxide and leaving at least 400 lbs of waste. Plus, many wedding invitation makers use harmful chemicals to create bleach, which is used for making the paper for invitations white. Why not leave the bleach behind and choose eco-friendly wedding stationery that can become a part of nature? Just like your wedding is the start of something beautiful, your wedding invitations can be the part of something green, living, and growing.
Where you can use eco-friendly wedding stationery in your wedding:
Before the wedding – choose eco-friendly wedding stationery that comes with the same stylish wedding designs and quality of print that you would with your traditional invitations. There are invitations, save the dates, and RSVP cards in a variety of styles and selections. To be extra green, set up a wedding site with all of the additional details that would go on separate pieces of paper, or allow people to RSVP by phone or email. Be untraditional and forget the save the dates – just send out early invitations!
On your wedding day – Choose reusable plates, linens, and serving utensils for your wedding day – and the bridal shower (where you'll be tempted to go paper!) Cut out the paper waste by using eco-friendly wedding stationery for menu, place cards and favor tags as well!
After the wedding – Send out thank you's on eco-friendly wedding stationery with a reminder to plant the eco-friendly favors, stationery, and decor that your guests picked up at the ceremony.