Choosing a venue will be one of the most important aspects of wedding planning. For crunchy brides it’s a great opportunity to integrate your love of nature, animals, or living simply. There are many things to look at when choosing a venue that speaks to you while also being environmentally friendly. On A Crunchy Bride… Continue reading Reasons to say ‘I do’ at the zoo
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When planning your wedding, you probably already have a lot on your plate. Wouldn't it be nice to have some apps to make it easier? Here are 9 apps perfect to assist you in planning your environmentally friendly wedding: Seafood Watch Chicken or fish? If fish is one of your dish options, consider downloading this… Continue reading 9 Must Have Green Wedding Apps
By now most people know the negative effects of throwing rice at the couple after the ceremony. However in place of rice, many new traditions have risen but not all of them are eco-friendly. Here are some creative suggestions, as well as things to avoid, to have a memorable and sustainable wedding send-off. Leaves/PetalsLeaves and… Continue reading Sustainable Send Offs
Favors are one of those areas where as a couple you get a chance to add a personalized touch. It is also one of the easiest parts of wedding planning to make more eco-friendly. CRUNCHY TIP: Take a moment to think about your favors and whether or not your guests will actually use them. The… Continue reading Favorable Favors
So you want your dog to be part of your big day. Here are some tips and things to consider before having your fur babies join you down the aisle. Check With Your Venue First Before going any further, make sure your venue will allow you to bring your favorite furry friend and if there… Continue reading PUPtials
It wasn't until I started planning my wedding that I began to realize just how much paper is involved with this one day. You have save the dates, invitations, RSVP cards, programs, menus, place cards, thank you notes... whew! It's quite the list. The honest truth is, majority of these things can easily be eliminated… Continue reading How To Reduce Your Paper Use For Your Wedding
From the moment we started planning our wedding, one thing became very obvious: there is a lot of waste that get generated at these events! Personalized knick knacks, save the date magnets, outfits you only wear once, disposable items everywhere! With over 2 million weddings each year in the United States alone, that is a… Continue reading Why We Decided to Go Green
5 Simple Ways To Make Your Wedding Green You don't have to have a full vegan reception that everyone rides bikes to in order to have a green wedding. (Though if that's your thing more power to ya!) Here are 5 easy ways you can make your wedding more eco-friendly: 1. Plastic Straws Ban Plastic… Continue reading Small Steps, Big Impact
Choosing Ethical Engagement RingsBy now hopefully most people are familiar with the horrors of the diamond mining industry thanks to the film “Blood Diamond” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Sidebar: if you haven’t seen this film yet, stop what you are doing and go watch it! But did you also know that some diamond alternatives are also… Continue reading It All Starts With A Ring
Thank you for joining me! I am so excited to start this journey! A little bit about myself and why I decided to create "A Crunchy Bride". Hi! I'm Taryn! And I am all about the Crunchy life! I have a background in wildlife conservation and education I believe in leaving a positive impact both… Continue reading Welcome Crunchy Brides & Grooms!