Earth Day puts our environment to the front of our radar, but it is only a reminder of the importance of "going green." One popular trend in weddings is making your wedding more eco-friendly, and there are a number of ways to do it.
I posted an article a few months ago that contained a number of great resources for those looking for a "Green Wedding." Start there!
One website, "The Green Bride Guide" says that the average wedding produces 63 tons of CO2 and 400-600 pounds of trash. Anything you can do to cut down on this amount will benefit the economy. It is also a great way to show case that the environment is important to you, and perhaps show people how small and seemingly insignificant choices for your wedding can result in eco-positivity. Lastly, and perhaps very importantly in the current Michigan Economy, going green can often save you a bit of cash.
Here's a quote from The Green Bride Guide website:
"There are 2.5 million weddings a year in the United States, with an average of more than 150 guests each. When you add up all of the stuff that goes into weddings (single-use bleached white dresses, chemically treated imported flowers, toxic makeup and skin care products, mined gem-based jewelry, individual packets of rice, etc.) you see that the environmental impact from these events is enormous."
Remember that it is called "going green" for a reason: It is a process. Even if your entire wedding isn't 100% eco-friendly, any small thing that you do can make a significant impact on improving our environment.
Tom Santilli has been in the Detroit wedding industry since 2002, and in that time has established himself as one of the top in his field. His company, Complete Video Solutions , was named as the #1 Best Wedding Videographer in Detroit by local brides and Channel 4 5 consecutive years, 2010-2014, and was currently inducted into TheKnot.com's "Vendor Hall of Fame." He also has won several awards for his wedding production, and is a member of WEVA (Wedding & Event Videographers Association.) As the Detroit Wedding Examiner, he has helped hundreds of brides with their weddings, with a local knowledge not found anywhere else. Being in the industry for so long, he is an expert in all areas of wedding planning, not just videography. He welcomes your questions, article suggestions, or feedback, and he can be reached