American Weddings Blog

Attn Couples: Have You Considered an Eco-Friendly Wedding?

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Tags: carbon-neutral, global-warming, wedding-travel, eco-friendly-weddings

Published: Friday, Apr. 5th, 2019

Everyone wants their wedding to be memorable. But what does that actually mean? While that depends on the couple, we sometimes equate “memorable” with “big,” which often translates into “carbon intensive.” That’s why it’s important to talk about eco-friendly weddings, because having an eco-friendly wedding is easier than you think!

More couples than every are saying that they want to avoid leaving a large carbon footprint. With Climate Change on everyone’s mind, couples are looking for ways to celebrate without screwing over the polar bears in Antarctica. (We’re going to plug Netflix’s new show Our Planet here, go watch it!)

A big trend on Etsy is sustainable wedding items. In the past four months, there were 107,000 searches for environmentally safe products such as reusable straws, biodegradable confetti and vintage decor. ...(continued)

Want to Get Involved? Here’s how…

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Tags: environment, carbon-neutral, get-involved, advocacy

Published: Thursday, Mar. 7th, 2019

A growing number of our ministers have asked us how they can support our advocacy efforts, and we’ve finally figured out how. Starting today, our “Get Involved” page will be regularly updated with ways you can help us support marriage equality and generally make this world a better place than we found it. 

Right now, our efforts are focused on defending minister’s rights in Virginia and promoting carbon neutrality -- which means planting trees and promoting renewable energy. As of 2019, AMM is certified carbon neutral with the non-profit organization Carbon Fund. As officiants, we’re often traveling to weddings, and generally hustling pretty hard, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take steps to preserve the environment. In fact, just by supporting AMM, you’re well on your way!...(continued)