In a recent survey conducted by the knot, 85% of couples are interested in implementing as many eco-friendly options into their wedding day as possible. Since heating, cooling, and lighting can play a large role in energy use; consider asking your wedding planner or venue manager for ways to minimize the amount used at your reception. Inquire about efficient lighting, heating, and cooling systems, and don’t be shy about making suggestions or requests to reduce or eliminate energy that will not be of use to anyone on your Big Day.For more information on creating an earth-friendly wedding; Kate L. Harrison’s, The Green Bride Guide(available through Amazon) is full of simple and easy to implement ideas for reducing your Wedding Day carbon footprint.