Eco-friendly and fabulous, these bridesmaids shoes are all you need to outfit your girls in style
Want a great alternative to the matchy-matchy, sit-in-the-back-of-your-closet-forever bridesmaids dresses you see at most weddings? How about letting each of your ‘maids wear her favorite little black dress, paired with matching eco-friendly shoes? The shoes are much more wearable, affordable, and versatile than a dress, and your girls won’t need a pre-wedding diet or inconvenient alterations to look and feel great in them.
Like the bridesmaids LBD + shoes looks you see above? Check out today’s post on OneWed to find out where to get these great styles >>
You asked, we answered! Your 5 most burning questions about how to buy a pre-loved dress.
What’s your biggest concern about buying a gently used wedding dress online? Below are the 5 most frequently asked questions from other Recycled Bride members, and our answers. Anything else you want to know? Just post it in the comments and we’ll answer!
Gently used Jenny Packham wedding dress, $2150 on RecycledBride.com
1. How do I know a wedding dress will fit when I buy from another bride online? It all depends on whether the dress has already been altered to fit another bride. For dresses that have been altered, confirm that the seller’s bust, waist, and hip measurements are the same or bigger than yours, and that they’re the same height or taller than you. If the dress has not been altered, you may need to research the sizing of that particular designer’s line. You can do this at a local bridal shop or online. No matter what, the number one rule of fit is always buy bigger. Bridal gowns can easily be made smaller by a tailor, but can’t be made larger.
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Some of our favorite eco-chic wooden rings!
What’s Earth-friendly, cheaper than precious metals, and makes you stylishly stand out from the crowd? A pair of eco-chic wooden wedding bands!
Wooden Wedding Bands from Touch Wood Rings
Find four of our favorite sources for gorgeous, eco-friendly wood rings today on OneWed >>
Bridal Market is right around the corner, and I’m so excited to see what our favorite eco-bridal designers have cooked up for 2011. To prepare for the unveiling of new trends and styles, we’re celebrating some of my favorite eco wedding dresses of 2010 with a Top 5 Countdown!
Which of these fabulous eco-chic wedding dresses made it to #1? Find out and see the full countdown on OneWed >>
Electronic and tree-free wedding solutions are a green bride’s dream.
Skipping paper for your wedding doesn’t just save trees, it saves you loads of money. Start by eliminating wasteful gift wrap and packaging by registering for the greenest gift on the planet — cash!
Deposit-A-Gift lets you register for money toward a dream honeymoon, a new home, or anything else that you and your hubby's hearts desire!
But what about other paper wedding elements, like the invitations? Find out how to save trees and be totally hip with your invites in today’s post on OneWed >>
Autumn is here with hot new trends in eco-chic style
A Fall wedding is a great opportunity to celebrate nature’s bounty, and this season’s green weddings are going to do it with lush, bold decor and romantic vintage style. Think tons of greenery, intense jewel-toned accents, and dramatic silhouettes. Green weddings never looked so good!
See where we got all of the pretty pieces for this inspiration board and what else is hot for this season’s eco weddings, in today’s post on OneWed >>
And PS, this was my very first inspiration board! Creating it gave me new respect for Kathryn over at Snippet and Ink, who puts together unique and beautiful boards day after day, week after week. It’s harder than it looks, y’all!
Get green & gorgeous with these sustainable florals
Conventional flowers can be beautiful, but the way that they’re grown and transported often harms the environment with pesticides and carbon emissions, not to mention the sub-standard working conditions for most of the laborers in the industry. It’s easy to avoid traditional cut flowers and create a gorgeous bouquet with these four ideas:
Eco-friendly floral bouquets from Wisteria Lane Flower Shop
Start with organic, locally grown flowers from suppliers who treat people and the Earth with respect, just like they do at Wisteria Lane Flower Shop in Los Angeles, California. Or make your own DIY bouquet from recycled paper and repurposed fabrics, taking inspiration from the one below from Martha Stewart.
DIY queen Martha Stewart shows you how to make lovely paper flower bouquets
Want more Earth-friendly bouquet ideas? See the rest of the best on OneWed >>