Weddings go green

Friday, March 21, 2008 | 3:00 p.m. CDT; updated 4:26 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Do your part and support the environment on your special day.

Tell your guests to drive their hybrid or electric cars, take a horse and carriage or walk to the wedding.

Wear a conflict-free diamond. Spend the honeymoon volunteering. Create a registry where guests donate to a favorite charity.

Opt for a secondhand or vintage wedding gown and tuxedo. Make dinner and cocktails with natural ingredients.

Flowers offers blooms from growers committed to the highest social and environmental standards.


Amy Beverley makes dairy-free cakes that are also suitable for diabetic guests.

Call All Occasion Cakes by Amy at 874-9450.


Natural and handmade eco-friendly paper and products that can be personalized in terms of color, quality, size and printing can be found at

Party favors

For all-natural wedding favors and party accessories, including a biodegradable confetti called ecofetti, go to

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