Having a green wedding not only can help lessen your imprint on the environment, but it can also be easier on your wallet. An eco-friendly wedding can be just as glamorous as a traditional wedding and you can do it without all of the extra waste that traditional weddings produce. Below are some ideas to help kick-start your eco-friendly wedding:
Instead of using countless amounts of paper on invites, save-the-dates, and RSVP cards. Consider using recycled and post-consumer waste paper. There are many different companies that will create these eco-friendly invitations using soy-based ink. Another method for cutting down on paper is to use digital correspondence instead of paper correspondence. Consider using a wedding website to keep track of the RSVPs.
Instead of buying a brand new white wedding dress, consider going vintage. Borrow a family member’s wedding dress or consider buying a used wedding dress that you can get tailored to fit you. Consider donating your dress when you are finished.
When setting up the décor for the wedding, try decorating with décor that is easily reusable. Try to find recyclable items to include in your arrangements. For example, if you are having a beach wedding, try to include some glass and shells in your decorations. Get creative and find ways to save money and to go green.