How to Throw a Completely Eco-Friendly Wedding Celebration
Your wedding should be all about you, your new spouse, and the love that you share, but if you’re also concerned about being eco-friendly, then there are tons of ways you can throw an eco-friendly wedding bash.
When you throw a party, especially a wedding, there is a lot of waste that is created from the beginning of your planning process all the way until the end of the reception.
Luckily for you and your new partner, there are quite a few ways that you can improve your wedding so it is as eco-friendly as possible.
Keep reading our guide on how to throw a completely eco-friendly wedding celebration that is unique and magical.
One of the biggest ways that you can help create your eco-friendly wedding is by starting with the invitations. Think of how much paper is wasted by sending invitations through the mail. Instead, you can send online invitations to all of your guests!
Our online wedding invitations are easy to use and customize so your invites can fit right with your theme. Plus, these invitations will go directly to your guests’ phones through text message so all of your wedding details will be in the palm of their hand.
Another great element of sending online invitations is that your guests can RSVP, answer any questions you may have, and even submit suggestions right through their phone. The best part for you is that it will all be in one easy and convenient place!
Wedding Exit Toss
After the wedding ceremony when you’re walking out with your brand new spouse it is very popular to have something beautiful thrown up in the air. This makes for beautiful photos and your guests will love it.
One item that is perfect for the wedding exit toss is fresh leaves. Leaves are all-natural so they’re eco-friendly and you can choose from many different types of leaves to fit your wedding’s theme.
You could also opt for giving your guests a handful of biodegradable confetti. This would make for some beautiful photos and is also eco-friendly!
Avoid Single-Use Products
Another huge waste that comes from weddings is using single-use products that are just thrown away after the wedding. Instead of opting for these wasteful products you can rent items from companies that are used again and again.
You can rent plates, utensils, cups, napkins, tablecloths or anything else that you will need for your wedding. This is a great way to make sure that your wedding is eco-friendly.
Plus, when you rent these products you can get the exact look that you’re going for when it comes to your wedding.
Make sure to talk with the company before you rent and see what they’re cleaning process is like. Sometimes the cleaning process may be harmful to the environment so you’ll want to find a company with an eco-friendly process.
When it comes to eco-friendly decorations the best kind are built-in decorations. When looking for a venue try to find one that has a beautiful backdrop and built-in decorations.
Fresh flowers also make wonderful centerpieces or even potted plants that can be taken home and cared for by you or guests. There are plenty of different eco-friendly decorations that will wow your guests.
You could also opt for having photos as decorations around your wedding. Who wouldn’t want to look at photos of the lovely couple from when they were young and as their love grew?
Remember, if you do go out of your way to buy a special type of decor, then you can always donate it after your wedding is over. Someone else may love to use your decor for their wedding or even to decorate their home.
Sustainable Wedding Designer
Fast fashion designers contribute a lot to pollution and waste so when it comes to your wedding you’re going to want to find a sustainable designer for your wedding attire.
There are plenty of eco-friendly wedding dresses that are beautifully made from sustainable materials. You will surely be able to find a wedding dress that you look stunning in and means the most to you.
You should also look for sustainable wedding designers when it comes to your wedding party. Bridesmaids dresses can also be made from sustainable materials and look absolutely beautiful.
Another way to go when it comes to your wedding dress is wearing a second-hand wedding dress or finding a vintage wedding dress that you love. This is a great way to cut back on waste especially since wedding dresses are usually only worn once in the first place.
Another huge thing that gets wasted when it comes to weddings is the wedding favors. Some people enjoy taking home a keepsake item from your wedding while others may ditch it as soon as they get home. Sometimes wedding favors even just sit around and are left behind.
Instead, you should look into wedding favors that people will actually take and use once they leave your wedding.
A great wedding favor is small plants or seed packets that guests can take home and care for. If they get left behind, then they can either be donated or you and your new spouse can take them home to start your own garden. Starting a garden with favors from your wedding is an awesome reminder every day of your love.
Cut Down on the Guest List
The last way to make sure that your wedding is eco-friendly is by having a small wedding. Cutting down on the guest list is something that many brides and grooms need to do before sending out invitations.
Take the time to decide who you’re inviting because you want to and who you’re inviting because you think you have to.
One good way to do about cutting down your guest list is by going through each guest and seeing if you’ve talked to them in the last 3 months. This is a great way to make sure you have a small and sustainable wedding.
Throwing an Eco-Friendly Wedding Bash
When it comes to throwing an eco-friendly wedding bash there are tons of things that you can do. Your wedding can be eco-friendly but still be unique to you and your new partner.
Make sure to check out our online wedding invitations so you can send the most convenient invitations out there!
Do you have any eco-friendly wedding ideas? Let us know in the comments below!