You want your special day to create memories that last a lifetime for all the right reasons. One way to make sure this happens is by making sure your event is planet friendly. Protecting the environment is increasingly important, but luckily, it's also easily possible with some attention and care.
Hosting an eco-friendly wedding is an interesting way to make a statement! With new technologies and innovations in science, eco-friendly creations are now more accessible than ever before. If you and your partner plan to host a planet loving celebration, you'll be pleased to know that there are plenty of ways available. While natural and sustainable foods, flowers, fashion, decor, menus and venue can keep things ecologically responsible, reusable decor and biodegradable materials can help your wedding be waste-free. From reducing fuel and electricity to re-purposing, reusing and giving back there's no reason your dream wedding can't be a planet friendly wedding, too.
All over the world, weddings are an occasion for the community to get together and celebrate. This comes at a cost to earth! According to Green Bride Guide, the average wedding in the U.S. produces 400 pounds of garbage and 63 tons of CO2. While there is a lot to keep in mind while organizing a wedding, to get started it's always good to ask yourselves a few questions at the point of making purchases and let the answers guide you to making your special day environment friendly and memorable:
What is the effect of this choice on the planet?
How much waste will be generated by this choice?
Is there a more environmentally friendly alternative for this purchase or service?
Can I reuse, recycle, repurpose, or resell this item after the wedding day?
When you combine many small decisions over time, they add up to bigger results. Being conscious in your wedding choices all along the way creates a ripple effect. No choice is too small, and every bit counts when we’re trying to do our part for the earth.
If you hold a special corner for nature in your heart, let the world know about it and dedicate your D-day to this cause. There are many ways we can work with you in this journey
It's only natural for some relationships to last forever. Make a statement by protecting a natural habitat of your choice to mark your special occasion. Enjoy the following benefits in return:
Get a custom certificate from the Founders
Make an announcement on your social channels
Get access to a selection of visuals from your forest that can be used in your wedding venue, website etc
Get custom Virtual backgrounds
Include your support to Sacred Groves on your wedding card/communication
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To avoid the relentless waste of plastic and paper that come along with printed wedding invites, you can opt for e-invites. There is an endless scope of creativity with the e-invite designs, and moreover, you even end up saving a lot of money as some portals allow you to design e-wedding invites for free. However, if you still wish to go with printed cards, there's an eco-friendly alternative - seed paper invites. Made from biodegradable paper which is embedded with seeds, these invites can be planted in soil later.
Let's face it! A lot of food is wasted at weddings. But instead of just throwing it away, you can donate it to a local charity. There are several organizations who willingly pick up extra food from the wedding venues and feed it to the needy people. Discuss this with your caterer so that they can make the required packaging arrangements.
Since night events require extensive use of electricity and fuel-run generators, having a day wedding is the best option to go eco-friendly. In the case of outdoor day functions, the setup is naturally lit. If further held in good weather which means not during the summers, it will again help you save lots in terms of electricity and money.
Instead of usual party poppers confetti, shower the couple with dried flowers. In case you are using fresh flower petals for the flower shower, make sure you utilize the petals. You can get in touch with several NGO's that use these petals to make incense sticks and herbal colors.
Sustainability and reusability is the key to eco-friendliness. You can go for environmentally-friendly decor by having potted plants as the table centerpieces which will add a picturesque rustic vibe to your wedding. For the signages as well, you can have handwritten chalkboards signs that can be rubbed and customized again.
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