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Spring 2011 Brides interested in making your Playa Wedding ECO FRIENDLY!!!

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#1 LeanneMarie

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    Posted 02 April 2011 - 03:00 PM

    We, Leanne Marie & Maju, have recently created One Green Wedding, a service offered by Leanne Marie Weddings


    “One Green Wedding,” is a service dedicated to creating minimal waste destination weddings in the Riviera Maya, through recycling, composting, and donating leftover food to community kitchens.


    We are starting operations in April 2011.  Our plan is to have a trial run through April & May.  Our hope is that everyone will jump on board to help us help the planet.


    We are offering a discounted price to any Apirl & May destination wedding couple who is interested in making their wedding a bit more eco friendly, and helping us get off the ground.


    You can check out the website at www.onegreenwedding.com for more information, or feel free to e-mail at onegreenwedding@gmail.com or call at 903 647 6424.   



    #2 PaulSchrank

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      Posted 10 July 2011 - 07:34 AM

      We sat down and brainstormed at Vincent's (Zasil) apartment on the One Green Wedding idea. It's great and necessary. We talked about using potted flowering plants instead of cut flowers. Putting solar lights in the plants so they charge up during the ceremony, then illuminate for the reception.


      The normal practice is cut flowers. Depending on what type of flowers you choose they may have to be imported from as far away as Europe or Asia and that burns a lot of petroleum. Once the wedding is over these flowers end up in the trash. A few smart choices can go a long way towards reducing the carbon footprint of your wedding.


      We're taking steps here at PlayaWeddings toward an eco-friendly package that doesn't use excess plastic or inkjet printer inks. I have a real problem with the computer printer racket. A full set of inks costs more than the printer itself and they run out faster and faster. Recharging cartridges seems to create more problems and leads to useless printers. All of it continues to build mountains of trash and cost me money. We now use rubber stamps with the bride and groom's name using RibType (http://www.ribtype.com) and acid-free archival inks on the disc itself. I found out that inkjet printer inks can penetrate the disc over time and render it unplayable. Another benefit of going green. When you think about it, how much value does it add to see a full color picture of yourself on the disc as you put it in the player. You only need to differentiate it from your other discs, having your photo on the disc only adds plastic to landfills. We are also designing a wooden box to hold the discs, this will replace the plastic sleeve and our packaging will be plastic free.


      Leanne is committed to every step that reduces the carbon footprint and she expects the same from her vendors. We would all love any ideas you have for going green. Post them here, we're doing it!


      Paul Schrank


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