“My friend is having a green wedding,” an acquaintance said.
Everyone present chimed in.Â How cool!Â How exciting!
Of course, being me, I piped, “Ah! Green wedding. Also known as just another wedding that cost twice as much.”
“Well, they’re using all these recycled materials and stuff.Â You know, being really green about the whole process.”
The acquaintance, at this point, was getting annoyed with me. “Well, she’s a very environmentally conscious person. They want their wedding to be good for the environment.”
“The bride and groom and two witnesses carpooled to the courthouse and get married by a judge, now THAT’s a ‘green’ wedding,” I added.
The acquaintance glared at me.Â Someone else changed the subject.
Am I right?
You and your fiancee, 2 witnesses, your parents, and a judge.Â That’s the LEAST amount of waste and carbon footprint one could generate for a wedding.
Brandon pointed out to me later when I told him about the conversation.
“Sure. What about all of the guests driving in to the wedding in their gas guzzling cars? How is your little ‘green’ wedding going to off set THAT.”
Exactly my point.
Having a “green” wedding because it’s trendy and then you go right back to live your normal, not-so-green life? What’s the point? Well, I guess with a “green” wedding, you can now show everyone just how socially responsible you are.
After all, for some people, being socially responsible is not something they really want to be, they do it because it’s just another fad.
That’s just me.Â What do you think?