Do you love caring for the environment and is thinking of going green for your upcoming wedding? Here are some ideas for carrying out your memorable day while showing love for the environment.
With the extravagance that comes with weddings, these special occasions can become a good source of waste. If you choose to have a green wedding, you should aim for simplicity. Cut everything down to bare bones and choose eco-friendly alternatives in all aspects – from the preparation to the ceremony and the festivities that come after.
A great example is to scrap traditional paper wedding invitations and replace these with electronic save-the-date invites sent through email or social media. If you want to keep the tradition of sending invites through the mail, opt for recycled paper for the invitations.
Another way go green in your wedding is to choose locally grown flowers – these will help cut down transport-related carbon emissions and will surely still look beautiful in your wedding photographs! The same applies to your wedding banquet – utilize local suppliers and have a sumptuous feast using organic and local produce.
You can go green while still looking stunning in your wedding photo album. Instead of buying a new wedding dress, why not check out exquisite pre-loved wedding dresses online? There are a number of websites that offer previously worn wedding gowns, many of which designer gowns for a fraction of their original price.
Love the look of vintage? Check out local boutique shops for antique wedding dresses. Or if you’d like to go sentimental, ask among family members and relatives – they may still be keeping that gown they’ve worn on their wedding day. A few alterations should do the trick!
A number of brides-to-be have trimmed down waste and costs by using the same flowers they used for the ceremony for their reception. These will look great in photo albums when featured prominently as centerpieces on the cake table or guests’ tables. If you have your own garden, why not use potted houseplants as centerpieces, which guests can take home.
Preparing for your wedding invitation is an area where you can go crazy about going green. Use recycled paper for your invites and consult local printers about using eco-friendly inks.
Some jewelry shops also create wedding bands made from recycled gold rings, while others will use donated gold from relatives to create meaningful new wedding new rings for you and your fiancé.
Finally, opt for a caterer who uses silverware, tableware and cloth napkins instead of utilizing disposable options. On the day, ensure recycling bins are set up by the bar for keeping empty wine and beer bottles.
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