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The Essential Checklist For Every Bride Who Wants An Eco-Friendly Wedding

By Nicole Caldwell

Sustainability and style do not have to be mutually exclusive. For brides looking to save money on their wedding without sacrificing aesthetic, many are turning to earth-friendly options when it comes to picking everything from their wedding dress to their invitations.

The Knot’s executive editor Kristen Maxwell Cooper shared the following eco-friendly wedding checklist with EcoSalon—which includes a few invaluable tips from the queen of party planning, Martha Stewart herself.

Get outside.

Utilizing natural light can cut down on energy costs and reduce the amount of decorations you need. Plus, having your special day at a farm, vineyard or botanical garden gives your guests a chance to reconnect with the natural world. Cooper suggests having the ceremony and reception at the same location, cutting down on carbon emissions from traveling between places.