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“Eco-training” expert, April Milliken Trigg, of Eventologie.

In the frenzy of planning a wedding, it’s easy to get caught being less than kind to the environment. Atlanta’s own “eco-training” expert, April Milliken Trigg of Eventologie, makes elegant, environmentally friendly parties seem effortless. Here she shares some of her best tips for greening your invitations—something traditionally thrown away after the big day.

  • Work with paper companies like Waste Not Paper and Green Paper Company, which are founded on green principles, such as using recycled paper, minimal packing material and sourcing from sustainable forestry.
  • Make your own custom envelope liners from vintage papers or wrapping paper.
  • Incorporate reclaimed or vintage elements like buttons or ribbon into your invitations.
  • Use soy ink for monogram stamps.
  • Go electronic! With amazingly innovative and elaborate e-invite tools such as Paperless Post, you can send exquisite invitations with proper reply tools and additional note cards for as much information as you need to provide. It’s the most economical and eco-friendly option out there.