I'm in the process of planning my wedding, and I'm hoping for a reasonably eco-friendly affair. That said, I don't want anything to scream "RECYCLED" or "TREE-HUGGER," because "living green" should be about LIVING, and not about throwing green in everyone's face all the time.
THAT SAID. I would like to let my guests know in an understated way that we are making every effort to take the environment into consideration when planning our wedding. I want our guests - who aren't terribly eco-conscious - to see that a wedding can be less harmful and less wasteful without being any less formal or awesome or meaningful. Raise awareness without shoving it in their faces - right? But how best to go about this?
I've been thinking about small wedding favors with a card attached to each (on recycled paper, etc.) that says "Thank you!" on one side, and on the reverse, something like "We took the planet into consideration with our special day! We're very happy to let you know that our impact today has been reduced by the following:" and then list off a few of the major things we did. Small, attached to an eco-friendly gift, no fanfare.... Any other ideas? It might be more eco-friendly to have one little sign somewhere at the reception that mentioned this... one sign versus 150 gift tags.. We could have the MC make a little announcement, but we're going to have his sister MC, and she's not really an eco-person, so she might not be the best person to announce it...
Any ideas would be lovely!