Monday, January 31, 2011

Check Out These Interesting Ideas for a Green Wedding Shower!

A wedding shower is definitely a rite of passage, where you get to gather together with all of your closest female friends and family members to eat cake, drink punch, and maybe open up some sexy lingerie…

Still, in today’s world, you may be hoping to not only have a memorable wedding shower but also make it more eco-friendly - and here are a few ideas to get you started:

• Organic Wine Tasting: Not only is wine full of beneficial antioxidants to promote a healthy heart, but there are also many local wineries that grow organic grapes with sustainable practices that benefit the environment. If you have an organic winery nearby, consider hosting your wedding shower there for not only a fun and beautiful venue but a memorable occasion to celebrate your big day!

• Go Potluck: If you request that each guest to your wedding shower brings their favorite locally grown, organic food, you will have a great time tasting new dishes that you may have never tried before, and you will also be benefiting the environment at the same time. Simply brilliant…

• Spa Trip: Going on a girl’s day spa trip is a wonderful way to relax and curb pre-wedding jitters, so make sure to seek out a spa that uses organic and natural skin care products, as well as organic cotton in their robes and towels. This is an innovative way to beautify, relax, and be kind to the earth!

• Try Ecotourism: Ecotourism is an interesting industry that is rapidly growing, and you can easily book a green and environmentally conscious weekend getaway online. This could include a short cruise, ski trip, or stay in a local cabin that will give you and your bridal party a small break with a minimal carbon footprint by staying in green hotels, traveling in hybrid cars, and eating in local organic restaurants.

The truth is that there is no set recipe to what makes a wonderful and memorable wedding shower for a bride-to-be! If you are a bride that is also concerned about your impact on the environment, then you can choose from one of the many creative options above to plan a unique shower that is also environmentally conscious…

~Bethany Ramos is a full-time freelance writer and professional makeup artist that also co-owns her own business, The Coffee Bump. For a great selection of the Bunn coffee maker, check out Bethany Ramos' website, The Coffee Bump.

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