06/24/2012 11:36 am ET

The Recycled Wedding

With the average U.S. wedding costing nearly $30,000, many couples assume that planning an eco-friendly event will only increase the price tag of their big day. But by focusing on the simple act of recycling – buying secondhand and incorporating creative reuse – you can trim your wedding’s budget, lighten its environmental impact and most importantly, create a special day that reflects your unique style and personality.

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