Q: People are telling me that if I'm so concerned about the environment, I shouldn't be having a wedding at all. How should I respond?

A: It's great to be proactive, but it's also important to be realistic. Being environmentally conscious isn't necessarily about inhibiting your wants—it's about making responsible choices with your everyday needs. Like any festivity, a wedding can be wasteful, but by changing details—for some people, just a few; for others, many—you can create a celebration of your love with your partner and the environment.

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