The health of the planet is at the heart of everything. Unfortunately for many people who are planning their wedding, sustainability does not come up as a concern. If you are one of the few people who value the health and sustainability of the planet and are looking for ways to make your big day have a little impact on the planet, you have come to the right place.
Whilst it is possible to have a completely 0 waste wedding, even making small sustainable swaps on your big day can have an effective impact on the health of the planet. This can range anywhere from using biodegradable cups, to hosting an outdoor wedding amongst mother nature. However you decide to make your eco-friendly choices, it will make you feel that much happier when you are being wed to the love of your life knowing you have made sustainability a priority.
Here are just a few considerations to take if you are looking to be more sustainable:
Weddings involve many different items needing to be bought ranging from clothes, to rings, to even decor. One of the best sustainable wedding tips is to source all of your wedding accessories from vintage and antique stores. If you have a bigger budget you might look through Hatton Garden engagement rings to find beautiful antique rings, or you can even find what you are looking for at vintage flea market stalls. The rings are much more beautiful when they are bought vintage. Retailers today attempt to capture the same styles, but you simply just can’t buy the charm and story that comes with vintage rings.
You can also shop for your wedding dress and suits at vintage shops. There are hundreds of different styles from each era to choose from, so why spend thousands on a new dress that has no character? Borrow the decadence of someone’s donated wedding dress for a sustainable fashion statement!
Have Minimal Guests
Having many guests at your wedding can make you feel loved and honoured, but consider how many of these people would be there for you in your time of need. The problem with having so many guests is that it increases the likelihood of higher waste production and overall consumption. Consider the fuel that it takes to get guests to your weddings, and also the food that would be catering to them. So much waste is produced in these simple tasks, therefore having a smaller wedding reduces this.
Consider Hiring A Coach For Guests
On the topic of fuel consumption, if your wedding location is far away for guests to travel, you should consider hiring a coach to take all of the guests to the location. This is a great way to tackle the impact that cars produce and instead get everyone onto one mode of transport. The coach can pick guests up and take them directly to the venue!
However, if you choose to incorporate sustainability into your big day, make sure that you are doing it with the health of the planet at the forefront of your mind. Finding vintage jewellery and clothing, reducing the number of guests, and also providing guests with a wedding coach for their transport is an amazing way to benefit the planet and reduce your carbon footprint.