From dresses to decorations

Everyone loves a wedding. Blushing bride, dashing groom, flowing dress, scented bouquet, singing choir, cooing turtledoves, whinnying horses…
All a bit dated, isn’t it? With the decline in organised religion and the disintegration of traditional notions of family, old-school is old hat when it comes to tying the knot these days. Truly white weddings are few and far between (certainly if you acted on last month’s Ecologist guide to sex, same-sex marriages are in, with certain grooms as likely as women to be walking down the aisle in a dress – Gowns With Color Wedding Dresses and that’s if the knot gets tied in the first place. Marriage is at its lowest ebb for a century, with growing numbers of us choosing to stay together without the sanction of church or state.
And just as the wedding-vow staples of honouring and obeying have been jilted at the altar, couples are cherry-picking which other parts of the package enjoyed by their parents to jettison. Expense for a start – the average UK wedding costs anything from £12,000-£20,000 – but they’re also increasingly aware of and keen to limit the waste and environmental impact of getting hitched. From dresses to decorations, Gowns With Sleeves Wedding Dresses here’s the Ecologist guide to having a green and ethical wedding…
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