Resources


Resources for Weddings

General Wedding

A Practical Wedding: Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration by Meg Keene (and be sure to check out the accompanying website)

Offbeat Bride: Taffeta-Free Alternatives for Independent Brides by Ariel Meadow Stallings (she also has a fantastic website)

Environmentally-Friendly

The Green Bride Guide: How to Create an Earth-Friendly Wedding on Any Budget by Kate L. Harrison (be sure to check out the website as well)

Eco-Chic Weddings: Simple Tips to Plan an Earth-Friendly, Socially Responsible, Affordable Green Wedding by Emily Elizabeth Anderson

The Everything Green Wedding Book: Plan an Elegant, Affordable, Earth-Friendly Wedding by Wenona Napolitano

Eco-Beautiful Weddings

EcoChic Weddings

Budget-Conscious

Bridal Bargains by Denise and Alan Fields

Stylish Weddings for Less: How to Plan Your Dream Wedding On a Budget by Catherine Sabino

Your Beautiful Wedding On Any Budget by Todd Outcalt

The Budget Savvy Bride

The Broke-Ass Bride

DIY Bride


Resources for Baby Showers

Environmentally-Friendly

The Everything Green Baby Book: From Pregnancy to Baby’s First Year – An Easy and Affordable Guide to Help You Care for Your Baby – and for the Earth by Jenn Savedge

Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care by Alan Greene

Green Babies, Sage Moms: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Organic Baby by Lynda Fassa

The Eco-nomical Baby Guide: Down-to-Earth Ways for Parents to Save Money and the Planet by Joy Hatch and Rebecca Kelley

The Green Mom Guide

43 Green Baby Shower Planning Ideas

Grow in Style: Green Baby Shower Ideas

Budget-Conscious

Baby Bargains by Denise Fields and Alan Fields

The Art of Simple


Resources for Birthdays

General

Birthdays without Pressure

Kids’ Birthday Parties: Taking the Stress Out of Celebrations

10 Low-Key Birthday Party Activities for Kids

Environmentally-Friendly

How to Throw a Green Birthday Party

How to Host a Green Birthday Party

Enviromom: Green Birthday Party

Family Sponge: Eco-Friendly Birthday Party Ideas for Kids (One note: This is a great site with lots of creative ideas, but we do disagree with them about not being able to use electronic invitations for kids’ parties. We’ve all used them for several years. Just send them to the parents’ email addresses!)

Budget-Conscious

Inexpensive Outdoor and Indoor Party Activities for Kids


Resources for Holidays

Simplify the Holidays

Hundred Dollar Holiday: The Case for a More Joyful Christmas by Bill McKibben

Simplify the Holidays – Green Holiday Educator Guide

A Million and One Ways (at least!) to Simplify the Holidays

12 Weekly Projects for a More Peaceful Season