With the ideas and projects in this book, couples whose lifestyle is environmentally and socially conscious can create the green wedding of their dreams. What is a green wedding, anyway? It just means that in all aspects of your wedding plans, you do your best to use products and services that will have as little impact as possible on the planet and the people who live on it. By using products made from recycled and renewable resources, creating less waste, and avoiding petroleum-based and toxic chemicals, you make a contribution to conservation and to a healthier planet. The result will be a celebration of love that encircles not only yourselves, your family, and your friends, but which also reaches around the entire Earth.