Green Wedding Trend: Rent and Borrow More Items


Mother of the Bride, is your daughter earth friendly and hoping to incorporate some green strategies into her wedding celebration? If so, along with some of her other ideas, I’ve got a super simple and economic idea to add to the list. Simple plus economic—can’t be that, huh?

According to a recent Bridal Guide blog post, one of the top eco-friendly wedding trends for next year is renting and borrowing more items. They say brides will be renting everything from gowns to jewelry to vases. They also point out that more vendors are offering rentals now as they respond to the economy and to customers’ buying habits.

Last spring I wrote a post about borrowing wedding items so I’m glad to hear that the idea is becoming more widespread. So many items can be borrowed—or rented—when you stop to think about. Be sure to read my “borrowing” post for lots of ideas.

MOB, go ahead and make a list of things to borrow or rent and then also ask your vendors for any rentals they offer. They may offer something you hadn’t yet put on your list. And then after the wedding, be ready and willing to loan the items you actually bought. Other budget-strapped MOBs will thank you!

*You might also like to read Wedding Savings Tip: Borrow! and Post-Wedding Inventory.

*Flickr photo by FestivitiesMN, Creative Commons License

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