From the moment your love story involves one knee and the words “YES! Absolutely yes. Forever yes,” the lead up to your big day involves buying things. Lots of things. Fresh flowers and party favours, groomsmen suits and decor details, lots of food and even more drinks, and everything in between. But if you’re one of those couples that loves this planet because it means the world to you, purchasing a thousand single-use tidbits might not align with your hopes of protecting our earth (#noplanet), nevermind your hopes of coming in under budget.
Okay, so there will never be a perfectly eco-friendly wedding, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ditch a big dollop of guilt while tying the knot by doing all you can to make your wedding a lot more sustainable. Because, let’s be honest, weddings can be pretty wasteful moments, full of tons of travel, wasted food, wine trips to Calais and disposing of the two-hundred and forty plastic boxes that your wedding favours arrived in.
And the best thing is, celebrating your love story with an eco-friendly wedding guarantees it’ll be unique, personal and bursting with creativity. It’s your chance to sprinkle your personality everywhere while doing a little more to make the planet smile.
So, without further ado, here’s how to enjoy a less wasteful wedding, saving the world from more nasties and saving you a nice chunk of pennies in the process.