How to be environment friendly when planning a wedding

Environment Friendly is not only the New Black, it’s the Way to be.

Environment is on everyone’s mind this days. We all learning how to be eco-friendly in our every day lives and celebrations. Here are a few simple ideas that you can apply on your wedding day. Have a great celebration, be environment friendly and help local communities. Nothing too crazy, we promise.

  1. Consider having ceremony and reception in one location. Guest won’t have to travel from place to place.
  2. Give a list of eco-friendly hotels for guest who are coming from far. Make a list of eco-friendly taxis who chooses to not drive on the day. Another option to have a bus to transfer all the guest to and from the venue.
  3. We are shooting ourselves in the foot here, but consider having a wedding website instead of printing invitations. We do provide this service, though 😉 . You still can have a custom design invitations and use this design for the website. Print out only a few copies for yourself and those who would love to keep your unique invitations and frame it. Other option is to use a picture of you two from a pre-wedding photo shoot. Your friends and family are more likely to keep a photo of two of you even after the wedding.
  4. Ask your wedding vendors about their ways to be more environmentally cautious. Even by asking this question you are making them think about this element of their business. You can ask, what about you guys? We got read of paper contracts and invoicing, it all goes though an online app. We make hand-made wooden boxes and usb drives from a reused wood scraps to deliver wedding photographs. We write blogs like this one to help our amazing couples to consider sustainability factor when planning a wedding.
  5. Use flowers that are in season and locally sourced. Flowers that travel less are the best and will stay fresh for longer. Less travel can apply for the majority of the vendors. Though, not always possible to find the once you like the most local. Ask your wedding photographer, or the venue to recommend the best local vendors.
  6. Ask your stylist about the possibility to decorate the ceremony and reception space with reusable decor. In 2020 Season origami decor and dry floral arrangements are very popular.
  7. Think about starting a family on your wedding day – adopt a koala. After all these horrific fires the wild life needs our help. Charity wedding favours is a great option too. A donation towards a charity you support or a local animal shelter in the name of your guest sounds amazing.
  8. Vegetarian entree or a vegan wedding cake. Going vegan is not an option for everyone, but having at least one meal course is a great step to be environment friendly.
  9. Help regions affected by the bush fire disaster. Pick one of the venue that rebuilding after fires, or just located in the area. It’s a great way to support those affected and help local businesses. You will help not only the venue, but al local shops and farmers. Your guests might decide to stay overnight. They will eat and shop in the area nearby. Every little bit counts.

environment friendly wedding ideas

environment friendly wedding ideas

environment friendly wedding ideas

Here you will be able to see Dave and Emma wedding day. Small wedding celebration that took place on their property.

environment friendly wedding ideas

environment friendly wedding ideas

Here you will be able to see Leah and Daniel NSW Farm wedding.

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