Try as we might to keep the impact down, weddings can be wasteful—even if you hit the thrift store, re-sell items, and seek vendors who employ sustainable practices. One wedding must that can take a big toll on the planet is your invitations. If you choose the right vendor, however, your paper goods can actually have a positive impact instead of a negative one. That’s where Paper Culture comes in. This online paperie was founded in 2009 by Christopher Wu, a former executive at Yahoo! and Snapfish. When his wife asked him to find a company that used 100% recycled premium paper, had modern designs, and would address, hand-stamp, and mail the couple’s baby announcements, Wu’s search came up empty—and thus Paper Culture was born.
So the paper is recycled, the designs are beautiful, and the service is fantastic. But that’s not all! To offset their carbon footprint, Paper Culture plants a tree for every single order they receive (over 550,000 trees so far!). They’re committed to high-end paper goods, as well as the future of the planet, so you can customize your suite, opt for double- or triple-thick recycled paper, and stick those invitations in the mail, all while knowing that there wasn’t a single tree cut down in the process.
Want to do your part? Here are a few of our favorite designs from their newly-launched wedding line. No matter your style or theme, your invitations will be good for the planet!