Eco-Friendly Bridal Shower Ideas
- Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Going green isn’t just a theme. More and more bridal shower planners are finding ways to keep their parties eco-friendly. Although it can be challenging, it’s not impossible. Let nature take center stage and use the computer as much as possible.
Paper or Plastic?
When sending the invitations, use recycled paper, soy ink, or internet sites such as Evite. Your guests will appreciate the simple point-and-click of a mouse to RSVP rather than the effort to find a stamp and run to the post office before the 5:00 p.m. deadline.
Bridal favors can be very creative and cheap! Why not have the shower outside and give your guests candles, or small plants decorated in the bride’s favorite color? And because an outside shower gives the planner lots of room for bridal shower games, lawn bowling and/or croquet becomes the perfect complement to wine tasting. Holding a bridal shower at a vineyard is not only beautiful, but the wine is obviously bottled and sold at the same location.
Speaking of vineyards, planners should look to locally produced foods such as farmer’s markets or family-operated produce stores. Planners can find fresh fruits and vegetables in addition to flowers which may cost double at other florists shops. Also, many bakers are able to make vegan cupcakes or dishes (see Whole Foods Market). Organic table clothes are another interesting way to stay green. White linens and twine are a creative way to keep the party eco-friendly.
No matter what planners decide to do with an eco-friendly bridal shower, it’s important to remember nature. Throwing a bridal party outside allows the planner to subtly associate favors, food