- Use family rings rather than buying new ones. A jeweler can melt down old rings or jewels to make new ones in whatever styles.
- Try a new ring made from recycled materials. You can try to visit http://greencarat.com/.
- Choose a location close to home so you and guests do not need to spend a lot of energy getting to the wedding.
- Consider an outdoor location run by a nonprofit that can gain benefit from the cost of the wedding.
- How about electronic invitations?
- If you want to use the traditional mailed invite, choose recycled paper.
- Get a vintage one rather than buying a new gown that you will wear only once.
- For the groom, why don't you search a suit from your closet?
Food and drink
- Choose a caterer who cooks with organic and locally raised food.
- Choose organic wines.
- No plastic or disposable cutlery.
- Choose ecologically grown flowers.
- After the wedding, donate the flowers for charity or a local nursing home.
Gifts and favors
- Consider flower seeds and tree seeds as favors.
- Try a horse and carriage or a hybrid rather than a limo.
- Provide guests with information about public transports and encourage them to carpool.
- Consider to travel by train rather than flying.