This post wraps up the “resource” portion of the Eco Wed Series and will give you all the blogs you need to learn just about everything there is to know about having a stylish and thoughtful green wedding. In no particular order are some of the best green wedding blogs on the web. Get the RSS feeds and follow them weekly, or sometimes daily, to find your unique inspiration for what it will mean when you get married in the most eco conscious way. (Disclaimer: this list is by no means exhaustive. There are many new green blogs popping up daily, so forgive me if I’ve missed one.)
Launched in December 2009, Eco-Beautiful Weddings blog and magazine is the brain child of veteran event planner and floral designer Katie Martin of Elegance & Simplicity. But don’t be fooled by its newbie status, Katie’s been putting on green weddings for well over a decade and has compiled a team of expert bloggers (myself included) who live and breath the eco life every day.
Stacie Shepp is truly a woman of ethics. Rather than aiming to make a quick buck off the green movement, Stacie breaks the mold by offering information for the sake of information to make your eco wedding planning that much simpler. Even her directory for brides to scope out green wedding vendors is free for vendors to list in. But don’t worry, she checks out every company she lists first. Check out her fabulous Eco Wedding blog for insider tips on what it means to have a green wedding coming from a former bride who did just that.
The spirit of one of the first books on green weddings, Eco Chic Weddings by Emily Anderson, lives on in her weekly blog of the same title. Always brimming with handy creations pulled from unlikely sources, Emily knows how to put a wedding twist on any green discovery.
Dream Green Weddings blog is one of my favorite places to go for color inspiration as a designer. Authored by Heather of Dream Green Weddings favor, decor and invitation shop, this blog finds bright inspiration and packages it up neatly for your dreamy viewing pleasure.
I’m not sure how they find the time to do it, but the folks at Earthly Affair eco wedding invitation company somehow manage to post new articles almost daily on all the various trends and resources floating around for the green bride. For up-to-date inspiration, this is a must-see.
Green-ish Wedding blog is a great compilation of all the little things you can do to have a positive environmental impact through your wedding. Rather than focus on all-or-nothing, this blog believes that ‘every little bit counts.’
Not only is InviteSite a fabulous eco luxury wedding invitation provider, they run a darling blog that surfaces new off-beat stories and finds each week. For off-the-radar ideas, this is a blog you’ve got to check out.
Although the Knot may still be lagging behind a bit when it comes to fully embracing the green wedding movement, it’s at least refreshing that they have started to take a step in the right direction with their new eco-minded blog.
Ecopolitan Bride is still growing in size and is an excellent resource for fashion finds and color palettes. They even have a FREE Eco Wedding Planner suite of resources, including checklists, budget sheets and more.
Author: Katherine DalPra, owner/designer of Green Diva, sustainable wedding jewelry.