Enjoy an Eco-friendly Wedding
Sarah Varley explores some simple ideas to make your wedding environmentally friendly
There are lots of things you can do to make your special day eco-friendly and here are just a few.
Flowers – opt for locally grown, seasonal flowers. Trends are moving towards smaller more delicate bouquets filled with fresh, fragrant flowers that smell amazing such as sweet peas, peonies and digitalis.
Invitations – invitations can set the tone for your upcoming wedding, so if you don’t want to go paperless with e-invites, or save the dates, you can find beautiful stationery made using recycled paper such as bamboo and vegetable based inks that are chemical free.
Confetti – dried flower petal confetti is beautiful and a great way to get that confetti moment at your wedding in a way that is safe for the environment and wildlife.
Transport – suggest that guests coming from similar locations can carpool or consider organising transport such as a coach or decorated double decker bus to cut down on the number of vehicles.
Food – you can work with your venue or caterers to incorporate locally sourced food into your menu as much as possible, ensuring food on the day has a low carbon footprint as well as supporting the local economy.
Favours – look for something different for a favour such as packets of seeds that help the bee population.