Your wedding announcement or invitation can set the tone for your environmentally friendly wedding. There are many options today for 100% recycled, partially recycled or completely tree free papers from wedding invitation suppliers. Use paper that has a high-recycled content or is made from an alternative fiber, such as hemp or bamboo. Every ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, the energy equivalent of 380 gallons of oil, and keeps almost 60 pounds of pollutants out of the atmosphere.
Most large printers still use traditional printing methods, but there’s no harm in asking if yours would be willing to try soy- or vegetable-based inks.
Use online invites for the surrounding events: the bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, etc. If you need to update your guests about the wedding happenings, toss the paper newsletter for an email version.