There are almost 2.5 million weddings a year in the United States. Consider each item that goes into the production (single-use bleached white gowns, chemically-treated imported flowers, toxic makeup and skincare products, mined gem-based jewelry, individual packets of rice, plastic and petroleum based keepsakes, etc), and multiply each item by 2.5 million. The environmental impact of the wedding industry is enormous.
At Eco-Posh Events, we ensure your plans come to life with Eco-chic style! Our goal is to exemplify how to "green" your event without sacrificing the vision, quality, or caliber. When it comes to our dwellings, business practices, and design, we strive to make a positive impact in the world. As Certified Green Event Planners, we walk the talk. We promote our paper-free philosophy, use self-made and eco-friendly cleaning products in the office, and are vigilant in promoting our strong network of fellow eco-friendly vendors.
Although we live by the tried and true principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle, our eco-conscious services dig a little deeper to present elegant and unique solutions.
Daily Green Business Practices
Our Dwellings: Our office was designed with sustainability in mind. Purchasing vintage and used furniture, art made of dried materials, recycled glass vases, waste baskets and storage made of news papers, and photo frames from reclaimed wood are a few our favorite finds and express the essence of Eco-Posh through design.
Minimum Printing: With electronic signature agreements (optional), electronic files, and electronic note books, printing is a rarity in the daily operations at Eco-Posh. We know sometimes printing is appropriate. In these cases, we utilize 100% post consumer product, tree-free papers and soy-based inks for promotional items. For some occasions we've also utilized an eco-friendly font that reduces the amount of ink needed for printing.
Event Design: We provide exquisite solutions that maintain a minimum impact. Each design is custom, but we consistently present designs that contain renewable resources, locally grown (when available), organic, or fair trade flowers in our designs. When the preferred isn't available we still present design solutions that are exquisite but still have a minimum impact. We always compost floral scraps and recycle packaging. We also offer post-event clean up services, which include repackaging event flowers for guests to take home, donating event flowers to local hospitals or retirement homes.
Cleaning: Wherever appropriate we utilize our self-made cleaning supplies and support "green" products as an alternative.
Vendors: We promote and support our local vendors and business by partnering with our colleagues to produce ecologically responsible events.
Education: Not only are we constantly educating ourselves on the event industry, but we're continually challenging ourselves to stay on the cusp of the "green" industry. We stay informed to offer our clients the very best and relevant resources.
What can I do to help neutralize my event's carbon footprint?
For tips on how to "green" your event check our blog weekly. We're always posting eco-friendly ideas and planning solutions! Click here for an overview on how to "green" your event.
Erika and Veronica were wonderfully attentive, totally understanding of our unusual and non-traditional wedding desires, and were a much-needed calming presence (and organizational powerhouse) on the big day. I'd hire them again in a heartbeat. Brides, don't convince yourself you can do it all on your wedding day - chances are, you NEED someone else there to pull the strings and make sure it all goes off without a hitch!
Amber and Matt
BEAUTIFUL flowers! My wedding was in September 2011 and guests are still telling me how beautiful everything was. The ceremony was originally scheduled outdoors, but due to rain, we had one day to figure everything out for an indoor event. I was worried that things wouldn't look as I hoped, but I was floored when I saw how beautiful the venue was. The flowers were spectacular and there were so many little touches that I would not have even thought of. I also used Eco-Posh for day-of coordination and that was one of the best decisions I made. They were professional, organized, on time, and they kept everyone on point. They were wonderful to work with. I planned a lot of the wedding from out of state and that was not a problem. I can't say enough good things about this company. I was completely satisfied and then some.
Alicia and Oday
I cannot express to you my thanks properly. You truly made the difference yesterday! Everything was beautiful and perfect.... because of you! Adriana looked for you she wanted to give you a hug! I will recommend you to anyone and everyone. Many blessings to you, for you are a gift!
Becky and Mark
I loved working with the Eco Posh team for my wedding! Erika and her team insured everything flowed on the day of our event. It was great to have someone whose whole goal was to make sure that my day with smoothly. Even my guests commented to me on how effective she was, particularly with directing them to the cocktail hour from the ceremony space.
Erica and Deonte
I only have positive things to say about Erika and her staff. In particular I found Erika to be extremely responsive, creative and flexible. The flower arrangements and bouquets created certainly help create a magical ambiance. After extensive research, visits, design proposals and such, we stumbled upon EcoPosh. Relatively new in town, but not new to the business, Erika Piquant is a force to be reckoned with. Her responsiveness, creativity, professionalism and flexibility lived up to our high expectations. Our floral arrangements, bouquets, etc. rivaled any that we could have gotten at the most exclusive shops in Kansas City at a reasonable cost. I would not hesitate to highly recommend or personally use EcoPosh again...
Patricia (mother of bride)