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points to stats showing the average
wedding generates 400 pounds of
garbage and 63 tons of CO2. And she
notes that some 2.5 million weddings are
expected in the U.S. this year alone.
" We as an industry need to stand up
and make changes before legislators make
changes for us, " she advises. " I love what
I'm doing and I have love for my clients, but
we've done a terrible job creating excess. "
Now " green certiied " through a
publication known as " The Green Bride
Guide, " Moore says her business is
booming. About half her clients choose her
speciically because she plans eco-friendly
events. In her role, she urges concernedbut-busy
clients toward water pitchers and
reusable drinkware over disposable water
bottles or cups; re-plantable tree seedlings
or honey jars over throwaway favors;
and lodgings certiied by Greenhotels.
com over other options. She's constantly
evaluating new eco-friendly products such
as biodegradable bamboo tableware, and
she favors a Nevada linen service that uses
nontoxic cleaning chemicals while recycling
stained tablecloths into napkins and other
smaller products.
In one memorable decor alternative
she devised, she used reusable fabric
lowers to cover a tent roof rather than
doubling the environmental impact by
matching the fresh tabletop lowers.
" The lowers people could feel and
touch and smell were real, " she explains.
" And the hung-up lowers looked exactly
like those on the tables, so no one knew
they weren't real. Then they were reused
dozens of times.
" There's not just one way to do
things, whether it's a beach, mountain,
backyard, farm, ranch or vineyard
wedding. Environmentally friendly
solutions can be a bit head scratching
at times, and there are also a lot of false
things claiming to be eco-friendly. But I
travel a lot and do a lot of research, so I
always know what's available. "
Moore says green alternatives to wedding
staples sometimes cost more, but the
difference is manageable for most clients.
And some green options are coming
down in price as they become more widely
used. She advocates " digging deeper
and demanding more from vendors.
" We as an industry need to be bold
and stand up and say 'We've got this'-
and start reusing, recycling, refurbishing
and reimagining the products we use, "
she concludes.
" YOU'RE SUPPORTING
THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
AND THEIR FAMILIES. "
Paige Events in Santa Cruz, Calif., is
another full-service event planning
company that promotes eco-friendly
choices. Owner Paige McQuillan
says she's spent considerable time
educating herself on how to do that
and has found multiple " like-minded
partners and vendors that can
produce products equally as stunning
with a much smaller footprint. "
TOP: Phil Heidt of CORT Party
Rental, which oversaw this
elaborately tented event, notes
that the northwestern U.S. has
been especially proactive in
promoting sustainable goods
and services. Photo courtesy
of CORT Party Rental.
BOTTOM: As part of her green
philosophies, JoAnn Moore is a
fan of using and reimagining items,
such as this old cowboy boot, for
themed events. Photo courtesy of
Two Elk Studios, Denver, Colo.
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