Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Make Your Event Greener: Shop Local

One of the easiest ways to go green at your next event is to opt for local vendors.

By shopping for event supplies locally, you'll cut down on the resources needed to ship your goods to you. And with sites like Etsy, it's so easy to find wonderful, unique party supplies nearby. Here's a few of our favorite picks from the Chicago area.

Vendor avysm offers great garters for the biggest bears fans out there. Who says you can't have team spirit on your wedding day?

Looking for one-of-a-kind table numbers with a bit of Chicago flair? How about these from Kio Kreations?

Sweet Sanity makes great party favors, like these customized Bachelorette Party Board Games!

If you're a Cubs fan, or just want to showcase a famous Chicago site, you'll want to check out these awesome save-the-dates available from KegDesign.

These beautiful conversation stones serve as a great ice-breaker for your next shower. We love this idea from LeiChartru.

Looking for an adorable set of tins to use for favors? These from ShopBub are great for candy or other mini-treats.

Finally, Greencard offers some gorgeous custom invitations and greeting cards, like these for a brunch.

There are so many things to love about Etsy. It's easy to find local vendors and great one-of-a-kind products for your next event. And the vendors on Etsy are so wonderful. They love to work with customers to make things just perfect for you. So check out Etsy for your next event and find some great products with a green twist!

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