Eco-Friendly Wedding Favors for the Conscious Couple


It’s our belief that wedding favors should be sustainable, personal, and practical. If you can send guests home with a lovely gift that’s both environmentally responsible and useful to them, why wouldn’t you?

American Bridal is a leading purveyor of wedding favors and accessories. We’re smitten by their selection of unique, salt of the earth options for couples looking to tread a little lighter on mother earth with their wedding.


Bamboo is an attractive alternative to toxic, non-renewable materials that make up many of the objects around most homes. Because of its short growth cycle and due to the fact that it can be harvested and replenished with little impact to the environment, we’re all about bamboo. That’s why these personalized bamboo coasters will be a useful and awesome favor to send guests home with.


Standard place cards are a massive wedding waste because they wind up heading to a landfill at night’s end. With eco-friendly plantable place cards, you can seat your guests and give them a gift of flowers to take home and plant.


Spread seeds of love at your wedding and give your guests a favor that gives back and won’t go to waste. Opt for these easy-to-grow personalized flower seed wedding favors.


These authentic shell favors double as place card holders and they come with matching place cards. You can urge your guests to take home the shells, and when you mail them a thank-you card, slip in a photo of them at your wedding. The shells can be repurposed as a photo holder!


About Lindsay E. Brown
Lindsay E. Brown is the managing editor of Eco-Chick, the world's first sustainable living site for women. She created the long-running interview series “Heroines for the Planet” that features groundbreaking women who share courage and a deep passion for protecting people and the Earth. Lindsay previously served as Director of Communications at the social enterprise CBS EcoMedia where she was awarded CBS Corporation’s Share-the-Vision award. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, Cottages & Gardens, From The Grapevine,,, and for environmentalist Laura Turner Seydel. Lindsay has been featured as an ethical fashion and beauty expert on Z Living and was named in Ecover’s “30 Under 30″ contest which recognized those who are making a sustainable difference in their community. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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  1. Another way to go green is to give a mobile app as a wedding favor. Our iPhone/Android app is a game for strengthening relationships. It’s a fun way to learn about each other’s tastes. Brides and grooms can even personalize it for their guests. Read more at

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