Eco-Friendly Wedding Series No. 4: Green Wedding Venues

| 7/16/2010 12:18:30 PM

Where are you going to get married? It’s a simple question, but this decision alone can determine the feel of the rest of your wedding. Maybe you’re a traditional couple, and a chapel would be best suited to your needs. Maybe you’re an earthy duo, and a garden or park would be better. Heck, maybe you’re a couple of daredevils, and you’d like to say your vows while skydiving. Whatever your style, where you get married can say a lot about you and your significant other.

Because you’re reading my eco-friendly wedding series, I’m assuming that you want your wedding venue to say more than just, “Here we are.” You probably want your venue to be a place that reflects your care and concern for the environment, but you want it to be beautiful at the same time. Basically, you want it all, and who doesn’t? This blog will help you figure out how to get there.

Green Wedding Venues 

Married couple on farmChallenge: Finding the perfect wedding venue can be a big challenge. It has to be the right size, it has to be within your price range, it has to be available on your date and it has to fit your specifications in any other number of ways. Add to that the fact that you want your venue to be eco-friendly, and you may be in for hours of venue research.

Solution: There are a number of ways to go about finding your perfect eco-haven. The first and more traditional route requires a bit of work on your part, but it’s definitely doable.

If you want to get married in a chapel or wedding hall, you’re not alone. Many couples choose these venues because they are easier to control. The weather isn’t a factor (barring a tornado or monsoon), which is a huge draw, and bug and allergy concerns greatly decrease indoors. There are plenty of reasons for wanting an indoor event, but remember this: It may be difficult to make your indoor event as eco-friendly as an outdoor event because of all the controls necessary to keep your wedding free of humidity, heat and cold. Indoor lighting can be an energy-sucker as well.

marilyn morado
8/3/2010 2:11:10 PM

Thank you for the ideas were getting married on a farm were trying to be as eco friendly as we can but not so much with transportation b/c we have a big family were using i recommend them they are reasonable in price and very helpful

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