Wednesday, October 5, 2011

{Organic Wednesday} Eco-freindly Favors


 

Natural Color Cotton Canvas Tote Bags. They are great for crafts, hobbies, screen printing or just for carrying. These tote bags come in a full selection of colors for only $1.49 Each. I already purchased mine! cheaptotes.com


 
Maybe buy a tote that already has an Eco-friendly message and can be reused for a grocery bag. These totes are all-natural cotton and printed with a "go green" Eco-conscious message: "Reuse, conserve, recycle, sustain." Each bag measures 14.5"L x 16"W. www.beau-coup.com


Try to screen print something onto the bag that pertains to the area where your wedding will be. You can also buy the printable paper from office supply stores that can be ironed on. Going for a nautical look? Go here for a free printable anchor: marthastewartweddings.com

*Keep the monogram of your initials or your names and wedding date to a little tag since most guests may not want to use their bag again if it's not their style or has initials that are not theirs.

Great ideas for Eco-friendly welcome bags! Keeping it local with goodies from the area, make sure you click on my Vendors Page for some LowCountry ideas. Fill your bags with healthy snacks, organic local tea, local maps, BPA-free water bottle, medicine kit including Advil, Tylenol, sunscreen (if in a beachy area), an itinerary of events, including any shuttle departure times (if applicable), mints or gum, and Pepto-Bismol all in a Burlap pouch.

For your ceremony: consider using eco-friendly wedding confetti that is water soluble and biodegradable so you can have a festive, lively send-off without causing permanent damage to the earth. Simply rinse off for worry free clean up. Perfect for weddings, graduations and New Year's Eve celebrations. Go to their website to see more Eco-friendly options! www.beau-coup.com

For your reception: if you choose to give favors, please consider Eco-friendly options, local treats, or something homemade. There are so many companies that make cheap favors that end up creating more waste- either your guests don't take them, your guests throw them away, or they are meaningless products that are a strain on your budget that could have been something more thoughtful.

I love plant-able favors!! Check out these two detachable lovebirds embedded with real wild flower seeds. On the reverse side of the card, your guests will receive planting instructions to ensure the growth of their gift. 

I hope you enjoyed these ideas and I'll have more to come in the future!! : )

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