Want to make your wedding even more meaningful? Make it green! Here are 7 eco-friendly wedding ideas you might want to try. Click on the photos to shop the items.
Use recycled materials.
Consider using recycled materials for invitations, thank you cards and even wedding décor! Recycled paper, for one, is very easy to source. Here are some from Amazon.
6 1/2 x 6 1/2 Square Invitation Envelopes – Natural – 100% Recycled
8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock – 100% Recycled – Grocery Bag Brown
Flower Seed Paper Heart Party Decoration Confetti
Go for vintage pieces.
Talk about something borrowed – taken to a whole new level! Be it a pair of earrings you got as an heirloom from your mom, to that exquisite hairpiece you got from the thrift shop, wearing a vintage piece is one less product sourced from Mother Earth.
Rent, instead of buying.
Ever thought of renting wedding dresses instead of buying them? If you’re not one overly-sentimental bride, you might not mind renting your outfit for the day, even renting wedding accessories too! Here are a few look-worthy dresses from Rent the Runway.
Nanette Lepore Neverland Dress
nha khanh Amber Gown
Rachel Zoe Lapel Shift
Theia Say I Do Tulle Gown
Badgley Mischka Ethereal Gown
Repurpose items for décor.
You’ll be amazed at how supposedly junk items transform into something unique and picture-worthy! Take inspiration from these clever items on Amazon.
Green Pressed Glass Wine Bottle Divided Serving Platter
Wine Bottle with White Mini String Lights
Heart – Reclaimed Tobacco Lath Art Sign
Opt for potted flowers and plants.
Cut flowers are gorgeous, but potted flowers are just as stunning and you won’t have to worry about what to do with them after the wedding! Depending on how creative your florist is, potted flowers can most definitely pull off the chic look without being too environmentally harsh.
See some potted flowers from Flower Shopping below.
Teleflora’s Heavenly Hydrangea – Deluxe
Rosy Cheeks – Deluxe
Potted Yellow Tulips – Deluxe
Don’t forget the candles!
If you’re planning to serve dinner outdoors, candles will definitely set the mood, without the need for electricity. Be careful about using too much though, as they’ll warm up the area. Try dimming the lights a bit and adding candles for an intimate flair.
Happiness Aromatherapy Soy Candle Travel Tin
Love Aromatherapy Soy Candle Travel Tin
Fall Soy Pot Jar Candles
Support earth-friendly suppliers and companies.
Look for wedding suppliers which give back to Mother Earth. This means companies who donate a portion of its earnings to foundations supporting environmentally-friendly causes, ones which source from naturally-grown materials, and more.
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