I just want to share some good news! I recently received my certification as a Green Wedding Professional and wanted to let you know exactly what that represents. I can now assist brides in making their weddings greener and there isn’t a better venue than a vineyard to incorporate green elements. North Carolina has some eco-friendly wines and wineries also but that’s another blog. I can offer simple substitutions that decrease the impact of the wedding on the planet. According to a 2011 report by David’s Bridal, 78% of brides are taking steps to include eco-friendly elements in their weddings. A few easy ways to do this include using recycled paper for the invitations and programs, incorporating local food into the menus and taking green honeymoons.
As part of the homework for the Certification Course, I had to build a local network of vendors to work with that offer a wide variety of sustainable options, which contacts will definitely save couples time and money. I hope you’ll think about ways you could make a change!