The Ultimate Guide On Sustainable Weddings And 26 Ideas

‘Conscious’ weddings are announced as one of the hottest wedding trends of 2019 but actually they are great anytime: this is a great way to get married in an eco-friendly way without wasting anything – from flowers to money. Let’s take a look at some ideas and tips, and I’m sure you’ll want to include them into your wedding, too!

Wedding Stationery

Choose wedding stationery on recycled paper, it can have beautiful texture, shades and looks, each guest will feel special receiving such one-of-a-kind invitation. Keep an eye out for stationers who offer vegetable-based inks to avoid using chemicals. If you don’t like this idea, go to a calligrapher to write out the invites for you: this way you will be saving lots of energy and toxic chemicals that would have been used in the printing process. Besides, calligraphy is extremely popular for wedding stationery now. The third idea is to avoid any money and paper wastes and sending electronic invites: they will make RSVPing easier and can include absolutely everything you want, even your favorite romantic song!

a rustic wedding invitation suite made of recycled paper completely can be catchy and cool

a rustic wedding invitation suite made of recycled paper completely can be catchy and cool

a simple eco-friendly wedding invitation suite of recycled paper and with printing

a simple eco-friendly wedding invitation suite of recycled paper and with printing

personalized letterpressed wedding invitations to a woodland boho wedding

personalized letterpressed wedding invitations to a woodland boho wedding

a summer wedding invitation suite made of recycled paper and with teal printing

a summer wedding invitation suite made of recycled paper and with teal printing

hand painted calligraphy wedding invitation suite is a trendy idea for a modern wedding

hand painted calligraphy wedding invitation suite is a trendy idea for a modern wedding

there are many options for electornic wedding invites, so you can design them yourself without spending money

there are many options for electornic wedding invites, so you can design them yourself without spending money

Reception Venues

Cut down on energy getting married outdoors, like on a farm or vineyard, where the sun can provide all or most of your lighting. There are tons of beautiful botanical gardens, hilltops and refurbished barns where you may celebrate your wedding.

If you want to be indoors, there are several ways you can make it green. First, hold your ceremony and reception in one place—no one will have to travel to get from one event to the next, which cuts back on fuel emissions. Another way is to look for hotels that recycle and use energy-efficient appliances and biodegradable products.

getting married outdoors reduces the energy wastes and gives you a unique backdrop for your ceremony

getting married outdoors reduces the energy wastes and gives you a unique backdrop for your ceremony

take your ceremony to a garden, so you won't need much venue decor, it will be already there

take your ceremony to a garden, so you won’t need much venue decor, it will be already there

use soy wax candles to illuminate your wedding venue, so you won't have to spend much energy

use soy wax candles to illuminate your wedding venue, so you won’t have to spend much energy

Florals

Most cut flowers are not grown organically, so to make sure your blooms are as sustainable as possible, look to companies that are local or farm-to-table. Ask your florist about in-season and local flowers—this will save you money, too. If you have your heart set on a flower that isn’t local or in season, look for flowers that are VeriFlora-certified. This means that they aren’t grown with chemicals or under harsh working conditions.

After your celebration, don’t throw those flowers away! Work with a company like Rebloom or Repeat Roses that will pick up the arrangements are reuse them. Another eco-friendly choice is to choose potted blooms, plants or topiaries as centerpieces. This way, your guests can take them home and replant them after the wedding.

find out what flowers are seasonal and stick to them for your wedding florals to reduce the costs

find out what flowers are seasonal and stick to them for your wedding florals to reduce the costs

use the blooms from your wedding ceremony space for decorating the venue to use fewer blooms and reudce the costs

use the blooms from your wedding ceremony space for decorating the venue to use fewer blooms and reudce the costs

don't throw the flowers away, give them to your guests, charity funds and hospitals

don’t throw the flowers away, give them to your guests, charity funds and hospitals



Attire

Don’t buy a brand new wedding dress, upcycle a gown used by someone in the family or a close friend into something unique that fits your wedding. You can also find amazing vintage dresses at thrift stores, if you look carefully. By upcycling, you will be lowering your environmental footprint, saving money, and wearing something that carries meaning. If you can’t let go of the thought of having a wedding dress that is only “yours”, then considering buying one from a label that specializes in eco-friendly clothing, or a designer that specifically makes sustainable gowns.

Use heirloom jewelry from your family or just change some jewelry that you already have or that someone gifted. If it doesn’t work for you, consider brands that offer sustainable wedding jewelry, ensuring that the majority of the materials used to create your rings are ethically sourced and recycled.

look for brands that produce eco-friendly wedding gowns

look for brands that produce eco-friendly wedding gowns

a bride wearing an upcycled wedding dress she bought at a thrift store

a bride wearing an upcycled wedding dress she bought at a thrift store

there are many eco-friendly designers and brands to choose from, find you gown

there are many eco-friendly designers and brands to choose from, find you gown

take some jewelry you already own and go to a jeweler to rework it for your bridal look

take some jewelry you already own and go to a jeweler to rework it for your bridal look

DIY some jewelry for yourself if you feel like it, there are tons of tutorials

DIY some jewelry for yourself if you feel like it, there are tons of tutorials

think of wearing your mom's or grandmother's wedding jewelry to make a statement

think of wearing your mom’s or grandmother’s wedding jewelry to make a statement

ask your hubby for a proper pair of earrings as a gift on your wedding day

ask your hubby for a proper pair of earrings as a gift on your wedding day

Food and Drink

When choosing your wedding food, the greenest option is to go local and choose seasonal produce. It will reduce your carbon footprint as the food won’t fly from different parts of the world and the local farmers and growers will thank you for the positive effect your choice has on their businesses and community.

Rather than investing in a fancy spread of buffet dishes, most of which will probably go to waste, plan out your menu carefully according to the number of attendees. Consider having a serviced three-course meal instead of a buffet spread, as research shows that buffets result in much more wasted food. Instead of throwing away the leftovers, donate them to your local food bank or to those in need—a great way to give back on your special day!

prefer three-course dinners to large buffets that are a waste of food and money

prefer three-course dinners to large buffets that are a waste of food and money

stick to seasonal and local food and suppliers to support them and reduce the costs

stick to seasonal and local food and suppliers to support them and reduce the costs

bring the rest of the food to your local food bank for those who are in need

bring the rest of the food to your local food bank for those who are in need

Favors

For an eco-friendly wedding, look for plantable favors like potted saplings, herbs or succulents. Another idea is to go edible. Look to local businesses like coffee houses for a bag of their signature beans, candy shops for chocolate bars or jams in reusable glass jars from an orchard. Another idea? For a totally different option, go for a charity donation. Display a sign letting guests know you’ve made a donation to a meaningful cause in lieu of favors. Such an idea may also work for your own wedding presents: offer your guests a list of organizations they can donate and let them decide to make you a gift.

little potted succulents are an eco-friendly and trendy idea of wedding favors

little potted succulents are an eco-friendly and trendy idea of wedding favors

foodie favors are a timeless idea and you'll support local businesses too

foodie favors are a timeless idea and you’ll support local businesses too

give your guests little jam jars to spread the love

give your guests little jam jars to spread the love

a wedding favor donation example, which you may use if you want the same

a wedding favor donation example, which you may use if you want the same

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