While getting together to celebrate the union of two people at a wedding is a fantastic opportunity for friends and family, weddings may really be very bad for the environment. It's also not particularly surprising given the amount of tableware, flowers, and leftover food that is thrown away. Fortunately, there are numerous approaches to geoengineering weddings. We've got you covered if you're wondering how to organise a greener event. We've compiled our top five suggestions for a more environmentally friendly wedding, covering everything from the invites you send to the attire you wear.
Even though they seem beautiful, wedding invitations use a lot of paper. Fortunately, there are lots of environmentally friendly choices available. Make careful to pick a company that employs recyclable materials if you want to send out actual invitations.
Choose an online invitation instead. Even though some may not like them, e-invitations can be a great method to communicate with attendees. Any theme, colour scheme, or design you have in mind can be transferred to an internet platform. You can add a link to this kind of invitation so that attendees can RSVP and browse the gift registry in one spot.
Even though it's easier said than done, cutting down on your guest list is one of the easiest methods to lessen your environmental effect. The ideal approach to make sure you're celebrating your special day with the people who matter most in your life is to have an intimate wedding, which is really becoming more and more common.
Be thoughtful about the flowers and décor
At weddings, flowers are a prominent decoration. They not only bring a lot of vibrancy, but they can also dramatically alter any setting. Sadly, it is not sustainable to throw away freshly cut flowers. Before they ever get there, many of them travel great distances.Start by picking a neighbourhood florist that practises environmental responsibility. Even some florists will employ local farmers or their own floral gardens. Avoid using foam when crafting your own flower arrangements and choose instead for seasonally appropriate flowers or reusable potted plants.
Opt for an eco-friendly venue
Don't be scared to look around for the ideal location and give preference to those that share your commitment to sustainability. Many businesses in the area take action, such as prohibiting single-use plastics and switching to solar power and tank water.
Minimising food waste
Wedding food waste is a significant issue. Everyone enjoys splurging on delicious meals, cakes, and appetizers, but what happens to the leftovers? Surprisingly, a lot of caterers just throw it trash. Make sure a food provider has a policy against food waste before choosing them. Can you give it to a shelter for the homeless? Do their personnel receive it? Ask these questions without hesitation. In comparison to buffets, plated dinners are also a far better app