Many people do not think to take advantage of their local park or state parks, but they are a great area to have a wedding in a natural setting. Guests will be able to enjoy the outdoors while gathering for your special day. One may choose to have their wedding in a city park such as Central Park or somewhere a little quieter such as a state park. Either way your special day will be remembered for being unique.


Plantable invitations are a great eco-friendly option. The paper is embedded with wildflower seeds so your guests can plant them and enjoy beautiful wildflowers after your wedding day. Even if you have a city park wedding you can use this theme!

These adorable birds perched on a park bench are featured on handmade 100% recycled paper.


For a national park wedding, these Rocky Mountain invitations are absolutely perfect for the adventurous nature lover.


Forever Fiances' signature paper is handmade from 100% post-consumer waste paper (the paper we put in the blue bin). Their signature paper is also embedded with wildflower seeds so you and your guests can plant it and grow wildflowers! It is made with carbon neutral energy so these are some of the greenest invitations available.


If you are having a picnic themed reception, this picnic set can be used in the wedding reception as part of your decor. This set is handmade of finely woven willow that is enriched with a dye-free and chemical-free cotton lining. This set also comes fully equipped with everything one may need for a green picnic for four: bamboo plates, bamboo cutlery, recycled wine glasses, bamboo cutting board, and organic cotton embroidered napkins. Many baskets are imported from overseas, but this basket is made in the USA from eco-friendly materials.


About the author:

GBG's CEO, Kate L. Harrison, has a JD in Environmental Law and a Master's from Yale in Environmental Policy. She planned her own green wedding in 2007 and wrote the best selling green wedding book The Green Bride Guide: How to Plan an Earth-Friendly Wedding on Any Budget. In 2009, she founded to help couples use their weddings to promote social and environmental change while supporting the local green economy.