Your wedding is the most unforgettable day of your life. Couples always try to make it more memorable by following the latest trends and styles. As people become more aware of the effects of global warming on our planet, they are thinking about sustainability to conserve the environment. And this same trend can be found in wedding planning and celebrations around the world. You, too, can also try to minimize wedding waste by adopting some of the following practices to achieve a more environmentally friendly wedding, aka, an eco-friendly wedding.
Keep the guest list small
A small number of guests will ensure less waste from food and other items as well as reduced expense. With this smaller guest list and more intimate event, you will reduce the carbon footprint created not only from food waste and other discarded items, but the number of people traveling to and from the event.
Go for e–invitations
Instead of sending invitations through papers and cards, you might opt for electronic invitations. You can send invitations through email or other social media accounts or online services. It will reduce paper waste and will help you do your part in saving the environment. If you are not fan of virtual invitations, then you could use recycled paper for your invitations.
Pick a green venue
If you want to go all green for your green wedding, you can choose an eco-friendly venue for your wedding as well. Instead of planning a grand, extravagant wedding in a hotel and restaurant, you might go for a destination wedding, where you won’t need many props or other materials that will later be discarded.
Destination weddings are trending now as well. You can choose a hill side, a beach, a cultural site, or any other place which provides you with the perfect backdrop for your ceremony. There are wedding management companies devoted to sustainability. You can consult one of them and they will help you choose a ‘green’ venue for your green wedding.
Reconsider the floral decorations
Traditionally, weddings and flowers always go hand in hand. But if you are planning an eco-friendly wedding and want to send a message to your guests about saving the environment and nature, then you might reconsider using flowers and other such natural elements in your wedding decorations. If you still ardently want to have floral decorations, then you think about using flowers that are locally grown or living arrangements that can be used later in homes.