Q: My parents are paying for my wedding, and they don't share my green beliefs. Is it wrong to ask them to pay more for organic food?

A: Certain aspects of your green wedding, like food, can cost extra, but you can also save a lot by being environmentally friendly. Be creative with your budget by wearing a secondhand dress, carrying only locally grown flowers and using the same decorations at your ceremony and reception. Another suggestion: Because organic meat is among the most expensive types of organic food, consider a vegetarian menu instead. Explain to your parents that all the money you can save by being eco-conscious can easily make up the difference you will spend on organic food.

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