Weddings aren’t always the greenest events. With decor, packaging, travel and food, there are many ways we damage the planet when celebrating relationships.
With climate awareness becoming a hot-topic over the past few years, couples are increasingly looking to have more climate-conscious weddings, and reduce their impact on the environment. We’ve come up with a few tips to help have a more sustainable wedding day:
- Think about the venue.
Where is just as important as who and what. The location and venue of your big day can have a huge impact on waste and carbon footprint. The last thing you want is to plan an eco-friendly wedding, only to turn up to a carbon-heavy setting.
There are a few things to think about here. If it’s local, carbon emissions from travel will be reduced. With permanent buildings instead of marquees and tents, you can be sure you’re cutting down on packaging and waste.
2. Decor, decor, decor.
One of the biggest sources of waste in a wedding is the decoration. From name cards to table pieces, almost all wedding decor is only used once! There have been many different solutions to this. Our favourites include paper lanterns, instead of balloons and beeswax candles, instead of the traditional paraffin wax.
3.Don’t forget the ring!
Of course, the symbolic centrepiece of any wedding, the rings are made to last a lifetime. But why give in when there’s so many eco-friendly options available?
Wooden rings have that natural edge to them, something that makes them unique and noticeable. Why have the same as everyone else when you could be unique?!
With our selection of bentwood Koa rings, with delicately placed stone inlays, our rings are sure to make the day just that bit more special. We have rings for him, and for her - meaning nobody need be left out on the big day.
4.Donate leftover food.
Food is one of the highlights of a wedding. It’s not the focus of the day, but for half an hour, it’s what everyone is focusing on. While wedding’s call for a solid meal, they also provide the ideal opportunity to put the extras to good use. Many families struggle to put food on the table consistently - so why not help out? Besides, anything is better than wasted food.
Weddings can make memories that last a lifetime, but they can also have a large impact on the environment. Hopefully, with some thoughtful planning, you can have the day to remember, while doing your bit for the planet.