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Sustainable Wedding: Eco-Friendly Wedding Ring Ideas

The gem is a diamond, but the ring is green! Here are some ideas on nabbing sustainable wedding jewelry. PLUS: Whose name goes on the check?

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Happy New Year! Here are a few short questions with equally short answers:

A Hudson Valley bride asks: “What’s the correct way to address the check I’m giving to the bridal couple?”

The Wedding Guru says: There really isn’t a rule about whose name goes on the check. Unless you know that the couple has a joint bank account, the best thing to do is to address the check to the one whose name you’re sure of.

A Hudson Valley asks: “My boyfriend and I are into doing everything we can that’s ecologically positive. I know he’s about to buy me an engagement ring — and he’s stuck on how that can fit into our green lifestyle.”

The Wedding Guru says: Encourage him to look for a jeweler who uses recycled stones and metals, which in turn, can be used to create a new piece of jewelry. Or suggest that he buy a vintage or antique ring, which, of course, is reusable and sustainable. Using a family heirloom not only keeps with your green philosophy, but it’s a wonderful, meaningful addition to your lives.

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Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride, hubby-to-be, or even a wedding guest, The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all of your wedding-related questions.

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