Your Fabulous Green Wedding - Your Dress Can Be Both Beautiful And Eco-Friendly.
Your wedding dress is one of the most important elements of your green wedding. You will glow in a beautiful dress that you feel good wearing. Here are some ideas for finding the perfect dress that reflects your personality, style and values.
Consider vintage. You just might be able to find a gorgeous gown worn by one of your friends or family members. If not, check out the local consignment shop or search online. Take the dress to a local seamstress to have it altered so that it fits you perfectly. (Caution: Finding a vintage gown in good condition can be very time consuming.)
Have a dress custom made. Supporting your local economy is a good thing. In having a dress handmade specifically for you, not only can you design exactly what you want, but can ensure the dress is made with eco-friendly fabrics. It is also great to support local designers who are trying to compete against national chain retail stores.There is always less of a carbon footprint when you purchase locally made products too.
Support eco-designers. There is an emerging community of fashion designers commited to treading lightly on the planet. It is no longer hard to find goregous, eco-friendly wedding dresses made from organic cotton, natural dyes, and hemp. By supporting eco-designers, you are helping to advance sustainability in the fashion industry.