Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Invitations You Can Feel Good About

With the increasing awareness of our planet and the difference we all can make, Brides are becoming more and more interested in hosting green weddings. When it comes to invitations, there are so many options to consider that are beautiful as well as earth friendly, without resorting to the unfortunately sometimes used....get ready for it.... evite.

Let's look at some fabulous options:
Lucky Onion is one of my favorite lines to show. They not only offer invitations and enclosures on 100% recycled paper, but can also back them with beautiful seeded papers. Don't forget to include a small enclosure that lets your guests know they can also plant the pulp paper backer which is embedded with wildflower seeds. One thing we hear over and over from brides is "Just because I want an Earth friendly invitation, does not mean I want a leaf on it." Well Christy at Lucky Onion definitely understands this and has created tons of elegant and artistic designs that do not always feature your typical nature motif. On top of it all, the price point is unbeatable, so the cost will not be a deterrent if this is what you are looking for. Here is a sample of Lucky Onion:

If letterpress is what you dreaming of, Smock Letterpress is sure to suit your fancy. Smock is the first letterpress company in the U.S. to offer printing on 100% bamboo paper. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on Earth and is grown completely pesticide free, therefore is sustainable and renewable...a great alternative for the green bride. The company is entirely wind powered, uses vegetable oil based inks, recycles everything, and donates 1% of sales to the Pesticide Action Network and Amazon Conservation Association. These are invitations that you will definetely feel good about sending. Here is a beautiful example of a Smock Invitation.

Across the wedding industry, vendors are aware and respondent to the green movement. We understand that this is not a new wedding "trend" that we have to cater to but a responsibility that we are thilled to uphold. Inviting Affairs is happy to announce that 5% of all proceeds from the following lines will go to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center whose mission is to increase the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes.
The lines that qualify for this offer are:
Lucky Onion Seeded Papers
Smock Letterpress
Naturally Ever After

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