Monday, November 3, 2008

The Ultimate Eco-Friendly Wedding Gift

Know any Globetrotting Couples planing a "green" eco-friendly wedding? Here's an over-the-top wedding present idea.

For just $1,600 Trees Instead will plant a lifetime of trees (approx. 1,000) to offset the average couple's lifetime Carbon footprint. The trees will be planted in forests across the United States, Canada, Israel and the Amazon and you can specify an area to commemorate the couple's first date spot, hometown, vacation or honeymoon locale or favorite region. Best of all, the price can be divided among guests making it an ideal group gift.

Like the idea but not the price? Trees can be purchased individually, and in half- and full-acres starting at $25.

All gifts come with an elegant Tree Certificate which includes a tree number so recipients can find the tree's location online.

Trees make great wedding favors too. With pricing as low as $4.99 each, wedding guests will receive a personalized Tree Certificate indicating that a tree has been planted to honor there presence at the wedding.


An Atlanta Bride said...

Good info to pass on!

Suzan St Maur said...

You may be interested to know about my blog:

… where readers can post questions about how to make their weddings and other celebrations more eco-friendly, or they can email them to me, and I respond with the answers.

The blog is based on my latest book, “How To Get Married In Green: have an eco-friendly wedding without compromising on style,” which was published recently.

You can read more about the book here:

…although of course it’s available on all Amazons, not just the UK version, and is in most good book stores worldwide.

With all good wishes


Ellen said...

Hi! Just reading this blog, you are doing a great job! I love this idea about planting trees so much. Maybe I will make Daveypoo do it for me.

Jessie Weggler said...

I did this on my honeymoon in Costa Rica! It was such an incredible experience to be able to give back during my honeymoon.

I used this website when planning my's a great resource for eco-friendly hotels and lodges in Costa Rica and Nicaragua:

I went to Lapa Rios Ecolodge and the Harmony (and planted trees in both!). But it looks like they are working with a new hotel in Nicaragua..if anyone has been, will they let me know how it is?!!