"Save a tree" is definitely the slogan for wedding's in 2008. While you can't completely get rid of the old-fashioned invitation, you definitely can find ways to improve upon it by using paper that has a high-recycled content or is made from an alternative fiber, such as hemp or bamboo. There is also great paper out there that actually has seeds in it. You can crumple it up, throw it in the ground, and watch it grow. What a GREAT idea! :)
According to Ariel Dekovic, coauthor of 365 Ways to Save the Earth, "Every ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, the energy equivalent of 380 gallons of oil, and keeps almost 60 pounds of pollutants out of the atmosphere."
While we find creative ways to always make earth friendly invitations, we also love to use the excess paper for escort / seating cards. These are some adorable "Green" ways to display them.