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{eco-friendly} wedding dress: eco-couture + nicolerenee

Even when you buy your wedding dress from a bridal store, it still needs to be sewn to your measurements. This is why it takes soooo long to get your dress. So why not cut out the middle man and have your dress made by someone in your area. You'll be supporting a local designer, the local economy, an artform, and you will be sure the workers are treated fairly and paid a living wage.Personally, I think this is a very luxurious way to have your dress created for you. And not necessarily any more expensive. You might even be able to use recycled fabric (from an old gown), or eco-fabric like hemp silk. If you happen to be in London, you might pop into a lovely shop named nicolrenee. Their designs are delicious. If you're not making a trip across the pond, find inspiration in what they do on thier site, and seek out your own talented dressmaker here in the states...I promise, they do exist!

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planning your green wedding: ask an expert

A wedding planner can be your best ally in creating a wedding to your unique specifications. This is even more true when you wish to infuse eco-chic elements into the celebration. I always say that you get what you pay for, and hiring a wedding planner can actually pay for itself.  Working with an expert, such as Always a Bridesmaid, is the best possible way to cut through the clutter and land on the things you believe in, and will love. The right wedding planner will help you take looks like these, and give them an eco-chic spin...

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