‘Green’ Tips for Your Winter Wedding in Eau Claire

Celebrating your commitment to each other doesn’t mean you have to compromise your commitment to being “green.” With a little extra planning, it’s possible have the day of your dreams and stay environmentally-friendly, even during a winter wedding in Eau Claire.


December is the second-most popular cold season month for weddings (just behind October) and environmentally friendly weddings are a hot trend this season. If your idea of matrimony pairs eco-friendly green with winter white, then check out our tips below:

Recycle and Reuse

Before reality shows like Bridezillas hit the airwaves, young brides were happy to wear their mother’s wedding dress. The green movement has revived this nearly forgotten tradition. Because a hand-me-down dress eliminates the need for new materials or energy, it’s great for the environment. Many brides also love the vintage look they can achieve with a repurposed wedding dress.

Wedding Invitations

The invitation offers guests a glimpse of what’s in store. But guess what? You can still wow your guests with recycled paper – or electronic invitations. Electronic invitations require no raw materials and they make it incredibly easy to keep track of RSVPs online.

Choosing In-Season

Simple steps, like choosing locally grown, in-season flowers and food (rather than out-of-season one’s that need to be imported) can make a big difference. Crop availability and harvest times vary from year-to-year in Wisconsin, so you’ll have to do some research – but there are plenty of in-season vegetables available during cooler seasons (e.g., broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, garlic and others). Photo Credit: Wikimedia
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