Do you, [insert name here], solemnly swear to honor the new age bridal code? To avoid conflict with [future husband, in-laws, planet earth] by staying committed to under-consuming, to stay within a reasonable budget and do little harm, and to remain composed and (somewhat) sane until the day you both shall wed?
In Good Times
Find serenity in idyllic surroundings at The Barn at Gibbet Hill, where the backdrop is farmland and your guests can be greeted by cows (yes, cows). Or apply the green theory to a more urban setting with the Seaport Hotel’s green wedding package, complete with organic wine and food, soy-based votive candles, and a donation to the New England Wind Fund to offset energy costs.
He eats meat; you do not. Catering by Dinner Is Served caters to the vegetarian and vegan crowds but will also prepare a mixed feast. If you eat only local, organic, and straight from the farm, call Cityfarm Caterers, which sources from local farms and markets.
They say you should splurge on the things you’ll remember most; make it blue topaz drop earrings by Adamas Fine Jewelry. Then again, invitations are your calling card, so drop a dime on bespoke invites at Mrs. John L. Strong’s new Red Label Boutique, inside Louis Boston (234 Berkeley Street; 617-236-8940).
To Honor …
Pay tribute to your mom (or his) by recycling a wedding gown with help from Seams, where owner Harper Della-Piana works magic on antique and vintage pieces.
… Love, Comfort, and Keep
As much as you appreciate the family’s support (and gifts), your fingers are skinny from penning thoughtful notes. Employ the creative writing services of Perfectly Noted to dole out heartfelt thanks.
You may now kiss your stress goodbye.
Need an extra hand? Check out our spring 2007 wedding guide.