There’s no doubting a wedding day with all its fun and good times can tend to have a not-so-greenish side. You can bet your bottom dollar though there are some pretty simple ways to keep a bit of eco in your plans. The bonus? Many of them will line your pockets with a little extra cash along the way.
From the get go, invite people to your wedding with recycled or seed paper and soy ink concoctions, and aim to have the wedding somewhere that minimises travel – both for the fine folk attending, and on the day between the ceremony and reception. If you think it’ll work for where your guests are collectively coming from, consider some kind of combined transport for them, such as this rather wonderful bus we’re a fan of from this wedding.
Try to choose a caterer or venue that can serve up locally sourced or organic food, and making your menu vegetarian will also tick the eco boxes. And while you’re thinking local, aim to source as much as possible as locally as you can – from your cake to your photographer. Make or source decorations that you know you can (and will!) use again.
To further kick up your greenie cred, swan around on the day in some sweet vintage attire (same goes for the groom where possible and the bridal party!), or try a secondhand bridal boutique like Savvy Brides. And in the meantime, pretty up your frock with flowers that are in season (meaning they’re not grown in hothouses), or give natives a whirl.
If you’re not in need of gifts for yourself, pay Karma Currency a visit – we’re a little bit in love with what their charity registries, sure to help you rack up some good karma brownie points! On the favour front, if you’d like to give a little love to your guests, try homemade edibles like preserves, toffee apples or cookies, or seedlings that can be planted later on.
Got any awesome eco wedding tips? Do tell!
CREDITS From top, left to right: Photography Lara Hotz // Vintage outfits The Vintage Bride // Photography (groom, bride and first flowers) Gia Canali // Native flowers The Flower Drum // Invitations (first and fourth) Letter Bird Lane // Seed confetti KaBloomz // Invitations Papier Lapin // Photography Lara Hotz // Photography Eric Ronald // Succulents Yes, please // Toffee apples What Can I Learn Today // Jam Sweet Caroline Jams // Seedlings Events to a T