It’s 2019 y’all and we’re more aware than ever of the impact we have on our environment. Eco-friendly isn’t just a catch phrase anymore. People are taking action to reduce their carbon footprint and be kind to mother nature. And couples planning their weddings are finding new and exciting ways to generate less waste on their big day. Here are some ideas on how you can have an eco-friendly wedding!
Seed paper is a unique biodegradable paper that has plant seeds embedded into it! There are tons of companies offering it and you can choose your seeds - wildflower, vegetable or herbs - based on your preferences! After the wedding, your guests just plant the paper in a pot of soil or garden bed and watch it grow. Check out some of the awesome products offered at Bloomin.
Modern couples often live together before they get married, so once it’s time for the nuptials, they don’t need the standard housewarming gifts. If that’s the case for you and you’re not into the whole registry idea, consider asking for donations to a charity close to your heart. That way you won’t end up with a bunch of stuff you don’t need and can share the love on your wedding day!
We’re a little biased on this one...but, faux flowers are a great way to reduce waste at your wedding. The one obvious reason is that artificial flowers don’t have to be thrown away after the party ends; you can keep your bouquet as a memento and even repurpose it into a centerpiece for your home. Artificial flowers also have a smaller carbon output than fresh flowers and are pesticide-free. So you can breathe easy, knowing your beautiful flowers are an eco-friendly choice for your big day.
Composting is all the rage and it’s no wonder why! Disposable serving ware is offered in a variety of biodegradable materials (like sugar cane bagasse, bamboo and palm leaves) which help reduce landfill buildup. Plus, the plates, utensils and cups come in modern designs, so you don’t have to sacrifice style for sustainability.
Eco-friendly practices don’t have to be complicated. We’ve shared some easy ways that you can create less waste at your wedding and still have a beautiful celebration. Cheers to sustainability!