Tips to Have A Sustainable Wedding

Tips to Have A Sustainable Wedding

April 30, 2022

When it comes to taking care of the planet, we all have the individual responsibility to do our part. We know that planning your wedding involves enough steps as it is, and the idea of factoring in environmental consciousness can be initially overwhelming. Fortunately, having an eco-friendly ceremony isn’t as far out of your reach as you may think, and we’re here to help! Here are a few tips to help you plan a sustainable wedding:



DIY Decor

 

 

Decor can be one of the most wasteful parts of a wedding, but you can avoid spending several digits on custom adornments that are unlikely to ever be used again with DIY decor! Homemade decor is affordable, fun, and allows old objects to get a new life. Visit your local thrift store to scout out some second hand materials and get to crafting: we recommend making centerpiece floral arrangements using mason jars. 



Recycled Invitations

 

 

Whether your guest list is small or includes almost every person you’ve ever spoken to, your wedding invitations will require a sizable amount of paper. Luckily, there is an abundance of recycled paper options available to save you from the heavy conscience of wasting too much of this precious resource, and limit your environmental impact.



Supporting Local Businesses

 

 

 
 

Try to locally source your florals, catering, entertainment, and anything else that you could import from another city or state. Shipping greatly impacts pollution waste, so limit your personal role in the matter by finding everything you need from small, local businesses. Not only will you ensure your environmental footprint is lessened, you’ll also feel wonderful about supporting your community!

 

 

Borrowing Over Buying

 

 

As often as possible, opt to rent decor and equipment over buying it. Odds are, you won’t use these things yourself ever again, so you can save yourself some money and save the planet from environmental impact by focusing on rentals. 



Avoid Single-Use Products

 

 

Anything single-use is detrimental to the environment, and finding reusable options is easier than ever! Look beyond disposable tableware, paper napkins, and plastic straws, and consider renting or buying glass stemware, fine china, and linen napkins. This will not only reduce waste, but elevate the entire look and feel of your ceremony with elegant, quality products.