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10 Tips for Planning an Eco-Friendly Spring Wedding

Eco-friendly weddings are becoming a “thing”. Planning an eco-friendly spring wedding is a fantastic way to celebrate your love while minimizing environmental impact. We are sharing 10 Tips for Planning an Eco-Friendly Spring Wedding that can make your wedding day beautiful and sustainable.

Eco-Friendly Spring wedding tips

10 Tips for Planning an Eco-Friendly Spring Wedding

1. Venue Selection

First on our list of 10 Tips for Planning an Eco-Friendly Spring Wedding is venue selection. Choose an outdoor venue such as a botanical garden, park, or farm. Outdoor venues often require less energy for lighting and climate control compared to indoor spaces. You can also enjoy the natural elements or scenery at an outdoor venue.

2. Invitations

Choose digital invitations or use recycled paper for your wedding invitations. You can also consider planting wildflower seeds in biodegradable paper as a unique and eco-friendly invitation option.

3. Decor

When it comes to your wedding decor, embrace natural elements such as locally sourced flowers, potted plants, and wooden accents. Avoid single-use decorations and opt for reusable or biodegradable items whenever possible.

4. Flowers

Choose seasonal, locally grown flowers to reduce the carbon footprint associated with transportation. Consider using potted plants as centerpieces that guests can take home and plant after the wedding.  This gives guests a keepsake from your wedding.

5. Attire

Look for wedding attire made from sustainable fabrics such as organic cotton, hemp, or bamboo. Consider renting or buying second-hand or gently used dresses and suits, or choose outfits that can be worn again for other occasions

6. Catering

Select a caterer who prioritizes locally sourced, organic ingredients and offers vegetarian or vegan options. Minimize food waste by planning portion sizes carefully and donating any leftovers to a local charity.

7. Transportation

Encourage guests to carpool or use eco-friendly transportation options such as bicycles, electric vehicles, or public transit. If possible, choose a venue that is easily accessible without the need for extensive travel.

8. Favors

Give guests eco-friendly wedding favors such as seed packets, reusable water bottles, or homemade preserves. Avoid plastic trinkets and items that will likely be discarded after the wedding.

9. Waste Reduction

Provide recycling and composting bins throughout the venue to encourage guests to dispose of waste responsibly. Choose reusable tableware and decorations instead of disposable items.

10. Energy

Power your wedding with renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power if feasible. Minimize energy consumption by using LED lighting and natural daylight whenever possible.

By incorporating these eco-friendly ideas into your spring wedding plans, you can create a memorable and sustainable event that reflects your values and commitment to the environment.

If you want to learn more about our 10 Tips for Planning an Eco-Friendly Spring Wedding, contact us to speak to one of our wedding planners.



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