Earth and Money is on Vacation

Dear Loyal Readers,

Unfortunately, as you’ve gathered in my many posts on the topic by now, wedding planning is very time consuming! We have decided to do elaborate, manual labour-intensive decorations. As a result, I have thought it best to declare Earth and Money on vacation for 2 weeks. I will return with a post on June 27th outlining my wedding budget, and how I got married for less than $5000 (hopefully).

Thanks for coming by and I hope to see you back here in two weeks!

Earth and Money

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The 9-Week Summer Productivity Challenge

Task List | Source: J Dueck on FlickrA fellow blogger, Economically Humble, has proposed a 9-week summer productivity challenge, and I’ve decided to get on board! As you’ve probably gathered by now, from reading my last few posts, I have a busy summer ahead of me, so any chance to help my productivity is welcomed! The goal of the challenge is to list 9 things that I will complete in the next 9 weeks to increase my productivity – so here goes!

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Planning a Green Frugal Wedding – Dishware

Dishes | Source: Emily Carlin on FlickrThe wedding planning continues! Most people book a ‘wedding venue’ and with that, they get all the little details taken care of for them, including all the dishware and glasses that the guests use over the course of the night. But when you’re trying to be frugal in planning a wedding, you have to do all the little things yourself – including buying or renting dishes. Based on the experience we’ve had with this, you can save a lot of money here depending on the decisions you make – paper, plastic or china; rent or buy; one of everything for everyone or get lots of extras. All these decisions can represent vastly different price points, and each decision has an underlying environmental impact to keep in mind.

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