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IdealBite.com

IdealBite.com must be pretty enticing and tasty. When I was hitting up our staff for tips on how we can be more green as a company and as individuals, both Jen and Mere thought of this website.

articles_altAnd now I know why! IdealBite.com does daily posts of green tips, articles, and even biographies of green pioneers for five regions in the U.S., including Los Angeles and San Francisco. It’s an easy way to make sure you’re in the know on how to help save our planet. You were thinking of having your wedding on this planet, right?

Julia Posted by Julia on Apr 02, 2008.
Filed under Green WeddingsWedding Ideas


Weddings Inspired by Etsy

articles_altIf you’re anything like me, you want the treats you buy for yourself to make you feel unique and special. Or you like to lend a quirky yet tasteful finishing touch to everything around you. As one of my lovely dance teachers and mentors once said to me, “to decide to like something is to congratulate yourself.” And what better time or place to surround yourself with the things you like and show your individual taste than at your wedding reception?

articles_altFor brides looking for something outside of a cookie-cutter, mass-produced world, I highly recommend Etsy.com. There’s also a section for weddings where you can find invitations, guest books, one-of-a-kind jewelry for your bridesmaid gifts, candles and wedding cake toppers. Prices are usually pretty manageable, too.

Looking for something even more personal for your wedding? Remember that a bunch of the sellers on Etsy will take custom orders. That’s the beauty of dealing directly! It’s no wonder that this once indie-kept secret is now popping up on more and more bridal blogs than ever.

Julia Posted by Julia on Mar 14, 2008.
Filed under InvitationsOff BeatStuff We LoveWedding Ideas


Plantable Wedding Invitations

Talk about a green wedding! Has anyone seen these plantable wedding invitations and favors? Guests can actually plant the paper to grow their own wildflowers as a lasting memory of your wedding.

The philosophy is brilliant. With these recycled cotton paper goods, you’re also giving back to the earth!

articles_altTheir cards, gift wrap, and YES, wedding invitations are all biodegradable and have seeds embedded in them. Each paper is made with different wildflower combinations like California Bluebell and Evening Primrose.

One small warning though: if you order these for invites, just make sure your guests know the date and time of your event before they eagerly plant the invitations!

Julia Posted by Julia on Feb 22, 2008.
Filed under Green WeddingsStuff We Love