A wedding is purposed to be one of the important days of your life, but with big parties comes a lot of waste. It may be a good choice to skip all the single use plastics and opt for something that is beautiful and sustainable. There are our top picks for a sustainable wedding.
- Take into account your venue’s take on sustainability
One of the easiest ways to reduce your waste at a wedding is to talk to your venue about where their business values are on this topic. The right place will take your concerns into consideration and act accordingly.
- Mother Nature has the best decorations
Instead of spending a large sum of money on decorations that will end up in the garbage, opt for a venue that has beautiful scenery built into it. Many places will have greenery and florals that grow on the premises. Good for the environment and saves you money.
- Go for sweet treats as favours
This one is a personal favourite, instead of giving out a gift that will end up in the kitchen drawer and then in the garbage, opt for something delicious that definitely will not go to waste! This includes cookies, mints, chocolate, etc.
- Avoid Food Waste
Food waste can be a big problem at weddings, especially buffet-style. If you feel like this may be something that arises at your wedding there are some options to stop this from happening. A good way to prevent this is to consider doing plated dinners or speak to your caterer about leftover options!
- Rent Rent Rent
Another option that is eco-friendly and cost-effective. The last thing you want is to be stuck with left over decorations and other items that you only need once. Between cutlery and dresses there are an abundance of options where you are able to rent vs buying.
- Carry it over to the honeymoon
Why should the sustainable fun stop at the wedding? Yes, booking a sustainable honeymoon is also an option! Some ways that you can make your honeymoon more sustainable is using similar methods as previously mentioned. Do your research on resorts/hotels that care about sustainability and aren’t culprits of single use! Also throughout your trip, take as much action as possible yourselves to prevent waste.
When planning a wedding there are a vast number of moving parts and it can become overwhelming. However, by making sustainability a top priority, it should make things easier to decide on!