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Friends of the Earth: Sustainable Weddings

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. It is also one of the most expensive. According to the average cost of a wedding in Indiana was $23,000. reported that about 20 to 30 percent of wedding budgets are spent on decorations alone. “The Green Bride Guide” reports the average wedding produces 400 pounds of waste. There are ways to reduce costs and reduce environmental impact on your wedding day. 

Here are 5 environmentally friendly swaps that will lower costs as well as helping limit environmental impact. 1. Choose a venue that has decor you can borrow 2. Opt for sustainable invitations 3. Avoid single use plastics 4. Go paperless 5. Rent or borrow items

Henry County Solid Waste District is starting a new program that will have wedding decorations available for Henry County residents to borrow for their weddings!

Donations are urgently needed. Items needed include: decorative glass jars, glass vases, candle holders, glass fish bowl jars, tea-light candle holders, mirrors, Tabletop decorations, hurricane vases, mason jars with lights, decorative baskets, tabletop signs, table coverings, chair bows, table runners, glass candy bowls and jars, glass plates, glass beverage dispensers, cupcake holders, party fountains, cake plates, serving plates, cookie plates, trays with dip holder, garland, decorative bows, decorative fabric, craft punches, silk flowers, vase filler, swirl punches, banners, festive tissue flowers, paper crimpers, globe lights, string lights, battery operated candles and more! 

Donations can be brought to the District Office Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.

Brittany Feltner, Education Coordinator at Henry County Solid Waste District. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@HenryCountyRecycles). #HenryCountyRecycles

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