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be smaller, with guest lists around 100
people, according to Harrison.
The good news for tent and party
rental companies is that eco-friendly
planners champion renting as an excellent
environmental choice. However, some
would like to see more sustainable
decorative items available for rent.
"Balloons are popular but are such a
poor choice for the environment, so I
encourage other ideas such as paper ϐloral
installations, arches, arrangements or even
entire walls," says Paige McQuillan of Paige
Events, based in Santa Cruz, Calif. "I've
started seeing some creative installations,
and they can certainly be reusable."
Other items on green planners' wish
lists are live plants and trees, which are

good alternatives to less eco-friendly cut
ϐlowers, LED candles, vintage furniture
and accessories such as lanterns and
pottery to dress up tent interiors.
One frustration, however, is when
rental items show up wrapped in
plastic, something Harrison says
she sees too often. "We're working
with a couple of rental companies to
come up with alternatives," she says.
At a minimum, the plastic should
be reusable or repurposable.
The sustainable wedding trend,
along with demand for green-minded
planners and vendors, is expected to
grow. "In ϐive to 10 years it will be the
norm," Harrison says. "The outliers will
be those that don't think about it."
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