Wedding planning is something that brides and grooms spend much time and effort making sure many considerations go into that special day. The world is becoming more eco-friendly, and weddings are adapting to this. Here are five tips to have an eco-friendly wedding.
Consider Eco-Friendly Invitations
When having a green eco-friendly wedding, you can do more than just greening your wedding day. With a green invitation, you keep in mind your mission for an eco-friendly wedding and have a nice invitation for your guests at the same time.
Companies these days are looking to be greener, and environmentally friendly, so it’s easy to search for companies who make green invitations. The most environmentally friendly option is to use Seed paper for all printing. Seed paper is biodegradable paper that sprouts into flowers when planted in potting soil.
Book a Sustainable Wedding Venue
Selecting your wedding venue is one of the biggest decisions you can make, and with an eco-friendly wedding, it’s no different. Consider finding a venue with a look you love and the decorations you will need, so you won’t need to add much extra décor. This will save resources.
For those wanting to cut down on the gas, find a venue close to home, and ask your guests to carpool. A farm that grows their own food is an all for one option for couples looking for a spot for both vows and reception.
Serve Local Sustainable Food
Food is a topic of weddings, and even though you’re having an eco-friendly wedding, you still need to have a meal for your guests. Ask around, and find a caterer who uses both local, sustainable, and seasonal cuisine. When doing your search, ask about the farmers they work with as well so you know who they source their proteins from.
Use Your Own Items or Family Heirlooms
Being eco-friendly for your wedding is a way to wear things you already own or items that have been in your family for generations. Wear a gown that has been worn by other members of your family to remain eco-friendly. Family Jewelry is another way to incorporate your something borrowed, and it is more eco-friendly. If you want to buy a dress, look into sustainable designers.
Go For Potted Plants Instead of Florists
While flowers might be beautiful for your wedding day, they’re not the most eco-friendly option for your wedding day. Potted plants not only add a beautiful touch to your wedding décor, they’re also an eco-friendly option. Plants come in a variety of colors, so you can easily mix and match what you want to use for your dream wedding décor. And let your guests take them home and plant them as a remembrance of your wedding.