Ideas for an Eco-friendly wedding

 You’ll want your wedding to be as special as possible. But if you’re environmentally-minded, then you’ll also want to have as minimal an impact on the natural world as possible. The good news is that you don’t have to choose between one or the other. It’s more than possible to have a wedding that is memorable for all the right reasons and which also has a small carbon footprint. In this blog, we’re going to run through some of the best tips. Take them on board, and you’ll have a bona fide eco-friendly wedding! 

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Limit the Number of Guests

The more that you have at your wedding, the bigger the carbon footprint. While you might want to have three hundred people attending your big day, there’s a lot of value in keeping the number to a minimum. For one, as we said, it’ll be better for the environment. But you’ll also find that you save a lot of money and that you’re able to create a more intimate, cozy environment. We have the idea that big weddings are best, but that’s not always the case

Earth-Friendly Invites

It’s not just on the big itself when you should think about your impact on the environment. You should try to have an eco-wedding from the very beginning. For example, let’s think about your invites. The impact will be minimal if you’re only inviting a small number of people, but there are still ways to keep the environmental impact at a minimum. It’s all about the materials that you use. Recycled paper or upcycled wood and fabrics will be better for the environment than other materials. Alternatively, you could just send your invites electronically -- that’ll have more or less no carbon footprint whatsoever.

Sustainable Goods 

Now onto the big day. It’s a good idea to think about everything that you’ll need for your wedding day, and then see how you can do things in an eco-friendly way. There’s nearly always a way! Let’s take the main stars of the show, the rings and dresses, as an example. For your rings, you can look at ones that have been made with lab grown diamonds; they’re much more eco-friendly than diamonds that were mined from the earth. For your dress, you could look at ones that have been upcycled, which are second hand, or which have been made with the environment in mind. 

The Right Venue 

If you’re going to have an eco wedding, then you’ll need to choose the right place to get married. It’ll do little good if you work hard to minimize your impact, only to find that the venue doesn’t care about the environment! When you’re looking around places, be sure to ask about the green practices that they follow at the venue. If they can’t reply with anything, then it’ll probably be a good idea to look elsewhere. In this day and age, you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding an eco-friendly wedding venue, especially if you live in a cosmopolitan area. 


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