Green Your Special Day
Nineteen percent of all marriage proposals happen over the holidays, according Modern Bride magazine. If you were one of the couples who got engaged last month, you may be wondering if it’s possible to plan a green wedding while sticking to your budget. From plantable invitations to pre-owned wedding dresses, we have compiled the most simple and stylish ways to keep your big day both planet- and budget-friendly.
Here are 6 Common Myths About Green Travel:
Myth #1: It’s too expensive! Reality: Responsible tours and accommodations come in a range of prices. And there are lots of things you can do when traveling that make your trip greener and cost you nothing, like reusing towels!
Myth #2: It means traveling to tropical jungles. Reality: The reality is that green destinations, accommodations, and tour packages exist on every continent. There are green hotels and resorts on the beach, in the mountains, in charming villages, and even in metropolitan areas throughout the United States.
Myth #3: I will have to sacrifice luxury and quality of accommodations. Reality: Many green hotels and lodges have very high standards for quality and luxury. Among 4 and 5-star resorts, there is also a trend toward making travel green.
Myth #4: It’s too difficult to plan a responsible green trip. Reality: Having a good travel advisor makes it easy for you to plan and book responsible green travel. Ask if your travel advisor either has or is working toward a sustainable travel specialist certification through the Travel Institute.
Myth #5: It’s for backpackers. Reality: People of all interests, ages, incomes, and backgrounds can travel green, and there are plenty of options that appeal to people in all walks of life.
Myth #6: It would take the romance out of my honeymoon. Reality: There are resorts all over the world that are both extremely romantic and green! Even the ultimate retreat for honeymooners—Sandals Resorts—is going green!