According to the US Census, 2.3 million couples are wed every year, and the average number of guests at a wedding is about 178 people. This means approximately 409 million wedding invitations are sent every year!
A tree produces 8,500 pieces of paper. So if everyone sent a paper invitation, about 48,000 trees must be cut down every year, to make all the invitations.
Hmmm. Now it’s easier “being green!”
This idea is for couples who want to take eco-planning to a whole new level (and save a bundle on invitations). Greenvelope is such a great option. They offer elegant and stylish paperfree invitations, while preserving a hands-on feel by presenting guests with an animated envelope that is sent by e-mail. Keep your carbon footprint light as you take your first steps into married life.
At 18 years old, Sam Franklin had an idea for a web-based, eco-friendly wedding service. And two years later, after countless hours of researching, writing and overseeing the development of a website, Franklin’s idea came to fruition, with the launch of Greenvelope.com.
Sam’s website allows couples to order online paperless wedding packages that range from save-the-dates, invites, envelopes and thank you notes. The site also lets couples manage their rsvp’s and guest lists which makes planning such an ease. There are lots of designs to choose from and the website is really user friendly.
You can sign up for FREE to create your own “Save the Date” paperless cards (for a limited time). For more information and more paperless options. . . click here!
“Just be sure to send the save-the-dates six to eight months before your wedding (depending on how many of your guests will be traveling from out of state or abroad). And don’t forget to indicate on your cards the city where your wedding will take place and that a formal invitation will follow. If you’ve created a wedding website, feel free to add this information as well.” ~ David Tutera
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