Updated: Apr 22, 2021
While weddings are a wonderful chance for friends and family to get together and celebrate the union of two people, they can actually be very damaging to the environment. And, with table decorations, flowers, and food that’s thrown away at the end of the day, it’s not really surprising. Luckily, there are many ways to make weddings more sustainable. If you’re wondering how to plan a greener event, then we’ve got you sorted. From the type of invitations you send to the clothes you wear, we’ve rounded up our top five tips for a more sustainable wedding.
While wedding invitations look great, they also waste a lot of paper. Luckily, there are many environmentally friendly options out there. If you want to send physical invites, be sure to choose a company that uses recycled materials.
Alternatively, opt for an online invitation. While some people may frown upon them, e-invites can actually be a wonderful way to connect with guests. Whether you have a particular theme, colour, or design in mind, this can all be transferred to an online platform. With this type of invitation, you can include a link so that guests can RSVP and access the gift registry all in one place.
Hire as much as you can
From the table decorations to the groom's suit, hiring is a great way to reduce the amount of wastage at a wedding. It's often very tempting to buy everything for a wedding. While this option can be cheaper, it also means that you will be left with many things you don't need. Alternatively, you can save some time and hire your centrepieces and tableware instead.