From invitations to fashion to transportation, there are lots of ideas and ways that couples are choosing to be more environmentally aware with their wedding.  Going green doesn’t mean that you have to give up on style.  We are lucky to have Janice, owner of Bellwether Events, to share an awesome green wedding table centerpiece idea that is green and will save you some green!  Take it away, Janice…

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More and more engaged couples are looking for sustainable and affordable ways to decorate at their wedding.  Recently, we have seen potted plants such as orchids, mums and succulents being used as wedding decor, instead of cut flowers arranged in elaborate (and time consuming) ways.  Well, I am thrilled to share a centerpiece I recently debuted at a bridal show designed by the fabulous Petal’s Edge, with the rentals and the favors (macaroons) provided by Corcoran Caterers, and photographed by the wonderful A Britton Photography) as a great way to be sustainable and economical, but in a different way.

The best thing about this centerpiece is that the majority of it is made from rentals.  The moss orbs, moss runner and glass vases will all be returned to the floral designer and reused at later events.  If you want to be even more efficient, ask your floral designer to affix a ribbon to the moss pomanders and use them as ceremony aisle décor.  Then ask your planner (or a friend) to move them from the ceremony up to the reception to be put on the dining tables.  Using these rentals in lieu of potted plants also means that you don’t have to pawn off the plants onto your wedding guests at the end of the night and hope that they have the green thumb to keep them alive.

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The second best thing about this arrangement is that the cut flower cost is super low.  Here we used mums, berries and grass in this green color scheme and when combined with these rentals they provided a lot of décor impact for little cost.  If you have a color or two in mind, but don’t care about the types of flowers used, a talented floral designer should be able to point out to you a way to use inexpensive flowers in an expensive looking way.

This should make both eco-conscious and budget-conscious brides and grooms smile!  Additionally, I am thrilled that it is a positively beautiful tablescape, something a bit nontraditional and would fit in well with many different color palettes. I hope you like it at least as half as much as I do.

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Very green, green and green!  Special thanks to Janice, and her team from A Britton Photography, Petal’s Edge and Corcoran Caterers.

Photo Credits:  A Britton Photography

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