Thursday, April 2, 2009

Putting the Eco into Invitations

Having eco-friendly invitations might be the easiest way to go green for your wedding.

I think the most luxe example of an eco-friendly invitation company is Bella Figura - you can check them out on Weddingbee Pro!! They are totally dedicated to all things green and their invites are to die for:

If letterpress isn't in your budget check out the following vendors:
A lot of the invites on Wedding Paper Divas are now available with eco-friendly paper:

We just ordered these invites for our home town reception:

We used Baron Cards for our Save the Dates and they were awesome to work with, we loved them, and we got a lot of compliments from our guests. They were actually RSVP cards that we turned into STDs. They print using vegetable-based inks and on 100% FSC Pure Paper. Score!!

I also think these are fabulous:

And for you DIY brides, Paper Source provides an eco-friendly paper option. I picked up a bunch of their 100% recycled, 30% post consumer waste, eco-white paper for our programs, menus and welcome bags back when they were 50% off! Whoo hoo!!

For you letter press brides, you might be green and not even know it!! A lot of letter press invites are printed out on Crane Lettra, which is made from cotton and therefore, tree free!! This is the route that we decided to go.

And don't forget to use recycled envelopes. I found some on the web here and here. This has been the one eco-friendly option that cost us more money (but I have to think it was worth it). We had an unusual size and wanted brown envelopes. And since I promised a sneak peek into our invites. Here are our envelopes:

The front with my very best hand writing:

The back with a Paper Source 2.5 inch round label:

I'll tell ya all about them next time.

So, have I convinced you yet to incorporate eco-friendly paper into your big day??

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