Going green is a hot concept in weddings these days. Why not make a few simple changes to make your wedding more earth friendly. Check out these 5 easy ideas to make your wedding more eco-friendly.
Ever thought about having an eco-friendly wedding? You can help the planet while planning for your celebration. All you need to do is take a few steps to make your event more friendly to the environment. Here are some amazing ideas to celebrate a more eco-conscious marriage.
Start your planning with choosing green invitations. For your wedding materials, use tree-free papers, including cotton, linen, bamboo or hemp. The other alternative can be using paper comprised of post-consumer, i.e. recycled waste. Also, search for soy or plant-based inks.
Jewelry and Fashion:
Try to find fine jewelry or rings created using conflict-free diamonds. Or pick vintage diamonds or rhinestones for your accessories. When picking your dress, try a gown created of organic cotton.
Catering and Food:
The third aspect you need to consider is food. What about having local food and beverages for your menu? Food produced and distributed locally will need less transportation, which helps to reduce your carbon footprint. Another way is to plan for organic foods, which create less waste and need less energy to produce.
Look for a caterer who has a recycling and mulching program. Ask them to serve filtered water from a pitcher. Also make sure to donate excess food and beverages.
It is your special day and you want it to look perfect. Luckily this is possible with organic decorations too. To decorate your hall, choose natural ﬁbers such as organic cotton, hemp, or recycled fabrics. Make use of vintage containers or ones made of a renewable resource such as bamboo. One amazing idea can be decorating it with fruits, nuts, and vegetables. This can make a beautiful and unusual ﬂoral decor. Don’t forget the simple things like twigs, shells, organic flowers, moss and stones. You can also add live plants as ﬂoral decor.
To make your evening bright, ask the lighting tech to use only LED lights!
The list would not be complete without making your videos and photographs clicked in a greener way. To keep it earth friendly, ask your photographer to do “online proofing only”. Hire a photographer who shoots in digital format!
Your photo albums can be of recycled material or made from sustainable plant-fiber paper.
Lastly, as you plan your wedding, Go Green wherever possible. While it will help you to create an extraordinary celebration, you can also always be proud of doing something good for the planet.