Wednesday, March 24, 2010

CAN you plan a Wedding by recycling CANS? Why yes you CAN!

Wedding Cans
One Couple ~ 400,000 Cans

Today I want to share with you a very inspiring story I just stumbled across. This couple, Pete and Andrea, from Spokane, Washington is attempting a huge undertaking. They are trying to pay for their July wedding by recycling 400,000 aluminium cans! They've created a website and have been spreading the word about their Wedding Cans project since December 7th, 2009. As of today, they have reached 85% of their goal. This is a new spin and throwing a "Green Wedding" and I am so impressed!!!

Not only are they helping clean up the environment in a HUGE way, they're also planning their actual Wedding day to have as little impact as possible on the earth. With their $4,000 budget (proceeds from the cans), they plan to have a community-centered, homemade celebration of family and friends. They are using compostable dishes, flatware, cups, etc. and will even be making their own wedding attire. The wedding will feature all do-it-yourself decorations and they are even getting their friends and family to help with flowers, photos, and the cake. And get this...they'll be serving homebrew beers! Love it! To learn more and to help them reach their goal, visit their website.

I think this is such a creative (and earth-friendly) way to plan your wedding. Pete and Andrea...I wish you luck on reaching your goal and commend you on your efforts! I hope you inspire many more couples to consider the environment while planning for their big day!


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