These days, many of us try to do our part to save the planet. We recycle. We frequent eco-friendly businesses. We buy reusable straws. But when it comes to the big events — say, for example, our weddings — it can be so easy to forget about going green!
If you want to have a wedding that’s as good for the planet as you and your sweetheart are for each other, here are a few helpful hints:
Think About Your Paper Products
Your average wedding uses a lot of paper products. The invitations, the RSVP cards, the ceremony programs — it can get to be too much! Instead of wasting tons of paper on cards that your guests will just throw away eventually, consider going digital with eco-friendly evites. Or, if you absolutely must send out physical invites, make sure you buy ones printed on recycled paper.
In our modern world, it can be very difficult to always make truly green choices. After all, we don’t always know where all our consumer goods come from! But if you’re committed to having a green wedding with as little waste as possible, it’s important to ask about the products and services you use.
Does your prospective venue recycle? Does your dream dress designer use sustainable fabrics? A little research can go a long way towards helping you find the most earth-conscious items for your big day.
Go Green with Seasonal Flowers and Foods
There are many reasons to use local and seasonal foods and flowers on your wedding day. Firstly, they don’t use tons of fuel and energy for transport and storage, which makes them a much greener option. However, they can also be a fun way to pay homage to the time and place in which you’re tying the knot. In addition, they’re always beautiful and/or delicious!
With these simple suggestions, you can be sure that your wedding will be a beautiful and memorable day. Lastly, on top of that, you’ll feel great about doing a little bit extra to help the earth.
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