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A beautiful and sustainable wedding for the environmentally conscious couple!

For an original and actionable guide to creating your dream green wedding, The Green Bride Guide has everything eco-conscious couples need to make their big day a wonderful, and eco-friendly, celebration. Emphasizing elegance and individual taste on every budget, this has the essential environ
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Erin O'sullivan
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great tool for folks looking to plan a sustainable wedding/shindig!
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Really useful inspiring guide to wedding planning. Excellent ideas and well set out, very eye-opening and educational about various industries and the impact they have on our planet, with eco friendly options for every budget.
Victoria Klein
Aug 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
When I was young, I dreamed about having one of those big, fancy weddings that you see in celebrity magazines … until my parents got divorced when I was 9. After that, the idea of marriage was deeply tainted for me. Even after meeting my current beau of 4 years, I wasn’t sure if marriage was ever going to be the right thing for me.

Thankfully, I’ve found a love that makes me feel safe and inspired – truly marriage material. He hasn’t proposed yet, but we have talked a lot about it and we both kno
Jan 13, 2011 rated it liked it
This book is an excellent resource for planning any kind of event--wedding, anniversary, bris, whatever. And, it is also a pretty good guide for being more environmentally conscious in day-to-day life. For example, the book provides a comprehensive list of eco-friendly clothing fabric, "green" beverages and foods, and so on. The author also does a good job of explaining *why* a source is good or bad for the environment.

This book is very comprehensive, informative, and user-friendly. However, it
Jul 18, 2009 rated it liked it
This is definitely a handy reference, however I found many of the sites and places listed could be found with a little bit of effort using my favorite online search tool, Google. Although the information was slightly dated, it probably has more to do with when it was written, not the credibility of the author.

In general, I do like this book because it condenses information together in a small neat, easy to carry around package. It is also written in a straightforward, simple manner and broken do
Jul 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Yeah, this one didn't really do it for me. I didn't even finish skimming. The biggest turn-off was that I felt it was very, very preachy. I mean, if I picked up a book with this title, chances are I'm already in the choir, you don't need to keep convincing me. And I shouldn't have to feel guilty if, say, renting a bus for all my guests to get to the wedding site is out of my budget. The title says any budget, but I'm not sure I agree. Overall, I just wasn't pleased or inspired.
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Fantastic! I can't recomend this book highly enough to anyone trying to plan a green wedding. It is so smart and comprehensive, full of useful ideas and really centered in being eco-friendly but the author isn't looking to pick at you or judge you for not being eco-perfect. A great resource for all indie brides.
Mar 01, 2010 rated it it was ok
There were a few interesting observations, but overall, I didn't think this was very practical. It says for any budget, but... not really. And the examples that she drops from her own wedding make it clear that she had a fancy schmancy wedding, which due to my own prejudices immediately turns me off. I hoped it would be more diy, I guess.
Jul 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good links to websites to check out for materials and whatnots. Also includes real info about what types of foods are happier than others, info about jewelry sourcing, etc. More comprehensive than the "everything" guide.
Ashley Binder
Jan 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Some helpful green tips for any budget
Amanda Grey
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! I really enjoyed learning how to create an Eco friendly wedding and I can't wait to implement some of these ideas into my own wedding!
Apr 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Very focused on earth-friendly wedding ideas. The latest in green bridal entertainment!
Sep 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Great advice, incredibly useful. Definitely pick this one up, ladies.
Jul 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Don't get me wrong I liked the book and the tips. But I'm an environmentally conscious person to begin with and pretty much all of her tips were things I had already considered.
Mandy  Hornsby
Jun 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Jul 07, 2010 rated it it was ok
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