Planning an eco-friendly wedding

It’s 2020, the planet needs our help, you want plan your special day but also make sure you’re not harming the environment. Not to worry! We’re here to help. Here are a few ways you can create a green wedding.

Use your local vendors

Choosing vendors in your local area is a great way to keep the transportation emissions low and support your local economy. Our website can help you find local vendors in your specific area.

Re-use a wedding dress

Though your wedding dress may be your most treasured item of your wedding, there are many ways you can be eco-friendly when it comes to choosing a dress. First is the age-old tradition of wearing your mother or grandmother’s dress. Take it to a local seamstress to transform it into your own special gown. Alternatively, check out high-end second hand clothing stores or eBay for a pre-loved dress – though make sure it’s in mint condition!

Use digital photography

Even though most photographers are using digital cameras these days, it’s a must for a green wedding. Digital photos don’t use the harsh chemicals, wasted paper and rolls of film that traditional film photography does.

Use recycled paper

Using recycled paper is an easy way to create green invitations and bonbonniere. Ask your vendors if they can print on recycled paper or recycle the leftover scraps. Or you can scrounge around that old scrapbooking box from way back when and create you rown invitations and “save the dates” to add your own personal touch. You could even order or bake your own “save the date” cookies!

Source home-grown flowers

For your flowers, choose a local organic florist to arrange your centrepieces and bouquets. You could even forage around your own garden for some pretty blooms!

Choose an organic menu for your reception dinner

Ask your caterers if they can provide vegetarian and organic entrees. Alternatively, you can choose local vendors who only use local produce for their menu. 

Use environmentally friendly confetti

Typically confetti is made out of plastic or paper. To save some trees and limit the amount of pollution, use leaves, petals, small flowers, herbs, rice, or birdseed to celebrate!

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