There are whole blogs and books dedicated to green weddings, but I haven't looked into them too much since I spent two years and a pile of money getting a masters in all things sustainable.
- The MM had a family diamond re-set for my engagement ring: While we can't vouch for the diamond being conflict-free, at least we didn't create demand for another one.
- I'm wearing my great-aunt's wedding dress, with some key updates for 2009: It may not be organic silk, but again, reuse.
- Bridesmaids dresses were purchased from LulaKate: While not exactly local (LK is in Charleston, SC) or organic silk, we're at least supporting a small, woman-owned business.
- Letterpress invitations are from page stationary, which is not only local (just outside Richmond), but also uses recycled cotton paper and soy-based ink.
- Working with the caterers to source as much seasonal, if not local food as possible for the reception. This is proving a little tricky since not much is in season in early May.
- We're not getting married in Fiji.