1. Choose an eco-friendly venue. 632 on Hudson, in Greenwich Village, is a popular spot for green-themed weddings because the building runs on solar energy. Banchet Flowers—a flower shop in the meatpacking district—is also a popular choice, because all of the flowers are already there.
2. Have your caterer serve local and organic food. The Cleaver Co.’s founder and chef, Mary Cleaver, has promoted green cuisine for over 25 years. Not just for vegetarians, the Cleaver Co. serves meat from grass-fed lamb and cows and free-range chickens, as well as seasonal organic produce from the Hudson Valley.
3. Instead of buying new attire, go vintage. Frock on Orchard Street, in the Lower East Side, stocks vintage couture dresses, and the Bridal Garden has a gorgeous selection of pre-owned and donated designer gowns (and the proceeds go to benefiting impoverished children in NYC).