Brides opting for green bridal gowns don’t have to sacrifice beauty in order to make socially responsible decisions. In fact, many designers are creating lines of green wedding gowns that are being referred to as eco-couture. The designs are every bit as exciting, but the fabric choices are ecologically conscious and include:
100% organic cotton
Many brides have embraced the eco-couture trend and are wearing green bridal gowns. It is simpler than you may imagine and can save you a lot of money. Keeping the green mantra in mind – reduce, reuse, and recycle – wear your mother’s dress, borrow one from a friend, buy a vintage dress, a pre-owned dress, or rent one. Any of these choices will ensure that you will be wearing a green wedding dress. Don’t forget to recycle and after the wedding, donate your dress. There are excellent groups who sell donated and previously worn dresses and then support cancer charities with the money. There is a group in Toronto called
The Brides’ Project that is worthy of your attention. If you are planning to save your gown as an heirloom, ensure that you source a dry cleaner that will clean and preserve your dress with non-hazardous materials. It makes no sense to buy a green wedding dress and then have it treated with dangerous chemicals.
Outfit the entire wedding party with green wedding dresses. Shopping locally for your green bridal gown and bridesmaids’ dresses will avoid contributing to the environmental waste that shipping will produce. Another option is to purchase earth friendly fabrics and have the dresses custom made. Green bridal gowns in Toronto are available from Adele Wechsler.