Ahh, springtime. Couples holding hands, smooching under blossoming trees in the park. And nothing says “domestic partnership” like an economic recession.

Not long ago,  one of my best friends was planning an eco-friendly wedding, and I was along for the fascinating ride. Living vicariously through her was satisfying on many levels: the girly-girl in me liked the dress-selecting and vow-writing, the rebel in me loved the thrill of bucking nuptial traditions, and my inner pragmatist reveled in the many ways one could reduce both costs and waste by keeping things green.

During this time, I learned volumes about green weddings, including the big one on my Wanderluster’s mind: In all of the world, where is the most eco-friendly destination to hold a wedding?

The answer: your backyard.

(I mean that more figuratively than anything, although if you do hold your wedding in your literal backyard, you’ve got pretty much everyone beat!)

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