What better book to review during June, when our theme is focused on eco chic living, than Emily Anderson's wonderful guide Eco-Chic Weddings? Since I'm trying to plan my wedding as DIY and green as possible, I knew that Anderson's book was a must-read for my planning. With simple, quick, and often economic ideas for making your ceremony and reception more eco-friendly, Eco-Chic Weddings was just the thing I needed to both inspire new ideas and reinforce other plans I'd already made. For instance, Anderson's suggestion to skip save-the-date cards made me feel environmentally responsible and modern, instead of irresponsible (some other guides had insisted that STDs were a must). Other tips include using in-season flowers, taking advantage of local food and resources, and renting items that won't be used after the wedding. Anderson, a former Martha Stewart staffer, is already at work on a second Eco Chic book. For now, catch up on all of her great ideas in her first book, which you can purchase here. For any bride who's concerned about eco entertaining, I highly recommend this book — it's a great resource for all of your eco-chic bridal needs.
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