Thursday, December 2, 2010

Eco-Favors by Bethany Ramos

Getting Married? Check Out The Latest Trends in Eco-Friendly Wedding Favors!

Is it possible to have the wedding of your dreams that is also eco-friendly? More and more brides and grooms these days are answering that question with a resounding “Yes!” As Americans are becoming more environmentally conscious, their wedding plans are following suit. The average wedding costs around $20,000, which normally puts a newlywed couple into debt right off the bat. However, if you start brainstorming and using these innovative green wedding favor ideas, not only will you be able to benefit the environment, but you may also save money at the same time!

• Tree Favors: For the tree-hugging couple, tree favors are an excellent wedding favor that your guests will be able to plant in honor of your wedding. Many companies now sell small tree seedlings that you can have decorated with the name of the bride and groom, as well as your wedding date. Otherwise, you may want to use pieces of actual bark or a branch to hold place cards, which will add a natural and rustic touch to your overall wedding theme, all the while recycling by using natural materials.

• Bamboo Favors: Bamboo wedding favors are another popular choice since they are firstly symbolic of good luck, and they also benefit the environment. You can give your guests decorative bamboo candle holders, bamboo coasters, or even small trinket boxes made from bamboo as a parting gift for attending your wedding!

• Seed Packet Favors: If you want a truly green and adorable favor to give out to all guests at your wedding, you can order personalized seed packets that have the name of the bride and groom and your wedding date so that guests can plant the seeds and watch them grow as your new love grows in your marriage. Perfectly symbolic and also perfectly green.

• Organic Chocolate Favors: If you don’t necessarily want to give out a little bit of nature as your wedding favors, you can give out organic and fair trade chocolate that is not only delicious but sustainably made. The chocolate packaging can again be embossed with the name of the bride and groom and wedding date so that each favor is perfectly personalized for your wedding day.

If you want to take it a step further, there are also eco-friendly favor tags and favor boxes that you can order, or you may want to order handmade favors from a website like All it takes is a little bit of thought and creativity to make your wedding eco-friendly and also a little easier on your wallet!

Bethany Ramos is a wedding makeup artist and works full-time at her website, The Coffee Bump. For a great selection of commercial coffee brewers, check out Bethany Ramos' website today!

1 comment:

suzanne said...

Love anything green especially a wedding.. I love this antique ring... antique is being green!