Monday, April 12, 2010

How to Plan a Green Event Without Breaking Your Budget

The four “Rs” of being eco friendly: Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, & Recycle. Other eco friendly terminology used these days: Organic, Fair Trade, Post Consumer Waste, Green certification, Green Seal, and the list goes on and on.

We are a conscious society, we care, and we empathize.

When planning a wedding some bridal couple are passionate about creating a 100% Green Wedding. The cost of planning earth friendly weddings can be up to 25% higher in cost. Not to say that the cause doesn’t deserve the passion and commitment, but sometimes this can also be a deterrent for a bridal couple looking to stay within a budget.

If every wedding commits to making their day, at a minimum, 10% greener, imagine the impact it would have. There are over 1,000 weddings being planned in Chicago right now. Every great change is the result of many small steps.

At Oliveaire we are definitely passionate having a team of creative planners and designers. Each of us here makes an effort, in our professional and personal life, to practice the “R” mantra.

With Earth Day approaching soon, we want to arm brides with tools to find those ways to make their wedding more green. In such spirit, we are hosting a “Bridal Bliss” event at Logan Square Kitchen on Tuesday, April 20th, 2010. Zina Murray, the proprietor of LSK is a great resource for Eco Friendly Weddings, and Cleetus Friedman at City Provisions will also be speaking about local farms and sustainable foods. He will also bring hors d’oeuvres for our guests to sample, YUMMY. The event is complimentary, but space is limited, so if you are interested in learning how to make your event a little bit more eco friendly RSVP by visiting

If you are looking to make a small earth friendly contribution to your wedding, here are some of our suggestions:

Check out these plantable invitations (How cool is that?!)
Looking for Fair Trade business? (It is organic and delicious)
Looking for earth friendly wedding favors? How about planting a tree in honor of your wedding bliss?

There are lot more tips and tricks to make a difference without breaking your budget. Join us at the Bridal Bliss event to see how we can take some small steps in making your big day an earth friendly wedding day.

BBFN (Bridal Bliss for Now),

1 comment:

  1. Great ideas and great links. Thank you! I will pass onto my brides and vendors.
    Kristine Ambrose