10 Top Tips to Make Your Wedding More Eco-Friendly

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Planning a wedding comes with the promise of joyous and exciting times, but it could also be an opportunity to help our planet breathe better. Concerns about the health of our environment are real, and couples are increasingly settling for eco-friendly weddings that are reflections of their commitment to our planet’s sustainability.

10 Tips To Plan an Eco-Friendly Wedding

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If one of your core values is about making our world a safer place to live, this article is for you. Consider these tips for planning an eco-friendly wedding when planning your big day.

1. Choose a Sustainable Wedding Venue

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The venue of your wedding is vital in actualizing your eco-friendly goal. Choose a wedding venue that aligns with your sustainability values.

Do they have renewable energy, what’s their approach to waste reduction, and how well do they prioritize green practices? A quick rundown of this checklist can help you tell what a green venue is without breaking a sweat.

2. Eco-Conscious Invitations Only

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You can set the tone of your celebration right from the start by replacing paper wedding invitations with digital wedding invites. If a paper invitation is necessary, consider a recycled or replantable paper that does not harm the environment.

3. Hire Eco-Friendly Vendors

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Whether you plan to have your ”I do” moment in a church, a glamorous hall, or by the wavefronts on the seaside, you’ll likely need vendors for some supplies.

Aim to hire only wedding vendors that share your values. Begin by selecting professionals who prioritize sustainability and eco-friendly practices, such as low-waste floral arrangements and the use of purposeful materials.

4. Be Intentional With Your Menu

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Your guest deserves a delectable and environmentally friendly wedding reception menu, and the trick to achieving that could be in serving locally sourced organic meals in the place of factory packed buffet.

You may incorporate vegan diets for vegetarian guests, and that way, you could reduce the carbon footprint associated with meat production.

5. Sustainable Decor Only

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You can light up your wedding ambiance using sustainable decorations that blend the natural awe of potted plants and wildflowers with the beauty of synthetic yet recyclable decorations such as biodegradable balloons and fair-trade fabrics.

6. Make Your Wedding Attire Eco-Chic


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Consider renting or buying pre-owned attire instead of buying a new wedding dress or suit. Purchasing a used wedding dress can save you over half the cost of a new gown. You may also choose accessories forged from sustainable materials such as recyclable metals or ethically sourced gemstones.

7. Opt For Eco-Friendly Transport System


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You can reduce carbon emissions by helping your guest organize eco-friendly transportation options. From carpooling, providing shuttle services, or opting for a venue that is easy to access with public transport. A few vehicles on the road keep the environment safer than tens or hundreds.

8. Gift Zero-Waste Souvenirs

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Goodbyes are best said with gifts; you can make yours memorable by only serving reusable and recyclable souvenirs. Stainless steel water bottles and bamboo utensils are some souvenirs you can consider when planning your eco-friendly wedding.

9. Practice Waste Reduction

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You could set up a recycling and composting station to facilitate proper waste disposal on your big day. Replace single-use plastic with reusable cups, plates, and cutlery.

Digital signage may also bode well instead of printed materials that harm the environment.

10. Consider a Green Honeymoon

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What’s a wedding plan without a place for the honeymoon? You can extend your commitment toward a sustainable wedding by choosing honeymoon venues that align with your eco-friendly values.

Opt for earth-preserving accommodations, and consider nature reserves in the place of plasticized destinations that shoot up environmental carbon footprints.

This story was inspired by Reddit and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Budget Savvy Bride.

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