Your wedding day, in many ways, can be a reflection of the way you live your life. By incorporating eco friendly products and services you are letting your guests know that sustainability is a priority to you and your partner, and going a little greener doesn’t have to mean compromising on your vision.
Here is a list of simple changes that can make a big difference:
-Hire like-minded vendors and book a venue that supports your eco-friendly plan for a low waste approach.
-Set up recycling and composting stations for guests and staff to use throughout the day.
-Eliminate single use products or use compostable products like bamboo and palm leaf plates and utensils.
From left to right:Images provided by Grey House Studios & Lauren Halvorson Photography
-Consider giving your guests a personalized glass as a gift when they arrive so they can use it throughout the night.
-Choose paperless invitations or a recyclable/compostable letter versions.
-Order your wedding dress and other wedding attire from either a company that uses sustainable fabrics, a rental company, a second hand shop or borrow one from a friend or family member. Then plan to donate your apparel after your wedding day and keep the cycle going!
Florals by Quonquont Farm, Photos by Time Bandit Photography
- Incorporate living, local, or dried plants and flowers into your centerpieces so that they can be enjoyed for a long time. Also consider donating cut flower arrangements to local nursing homes or hospitals so that others can enjoy their beauty too!
-Source your décor from thrift stores or local rental companies and plan to re-sell any items you won’t use afterwards.
-Shop locally and support your community of business owners which will also help with your overall carbon foot print.
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