Weddings are an amazing celebration of the union between people in love, most of the time they are also extremely wasteful. It is easy to take steps in order to conserve energy, water, and minimize how much trash is expended. Below are ways to make your day everything you wanted while being environmentally conscious.
A make it or break it of every wedding is the food that is served. There are many different people to please, all with different taste buds. Before your day, research local vendors and try their food at their restaurants. Find some dishes you like that are close to your venue and ask them if they will cater your event. This will reduce your carbon footprint of the event and support local businesses.
There are many ways to be green when taking your invitations into consideration. The more obvious option is to send Evites. An Evite, or an electronic invitation, is sent over email. Another alternative to save the trees is to use recycled paper, rather than printing on new sheets of paper. This way you can still have the best of both worlds–a paper invitation that isn’t hurting the environment.
Bring life to your wedding by placing potted plants around your venue. Choose flowers and plants that will enhance the ambiance of the room. Another decorative feature you could include are plantable confetti. Rather than using plain confetti, this heart shaped biodegradable confetti will plant seeds when it falls (no clean up necessary) and grow into wildflowers.
An eco-friendly place card is an easy way to not be wasteful and have your guests be able to bring something home. One idea is to have small succulents of your choice with a little card sticking out of the dirt. If you are concerned with consistency of your color scheme, make little bags of flower seeds. Choose the color of the bag that coordinates with your wedding. Both of these ideas are easy, affordable, and will give your guests something to remember after the wedding has ended.
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