Sustainable weddings go beyond protecting the Earth, they support communities and intentionally make decisions along the planning process that point to longevity in all things. Sustainability can refer to the process of creating zero waste events, composting, recycling, removing floral foam, and donating dresses or food, but it can also be defined as making choices that are long-lasting. Today we’re going to explore what it means to have a sustainable wedding and some easy ways to implement these methods into your day.
A sustainable wedding will include these basic eco-friendly practices:
Recycle, Reuse, Renew
Recycling your cans and bottles reduces the waste arriving at the landfill by fifteen percent! Reusing decor from rental companies or the weddings of family and friends is wise. There are several options for renting gowns. Not only is this sustainable, but it is also exceptionally budget-friendly. Our friends over Sylviayana Weddings are breaking the molds of social injustice and environmental degradation in the fashion industry by creating couture eco-vegan gowns with independent designers.
Composting is easier than you might believe. Composting services exist to help you now, so if you call a city high rise home with no space for a composting heap – no worries, we have a solution for that. When we work with our full-service clients, we provide them with 2 to 3 options for handling compost at dinner and removing the scraps with a professional service.
The donation of wedding decor, attire, and food is critical to the eco-friendly wedding process. Consider donating bridesmaids gowns to prom charities, food to the homeless shelters, or flowers to the elderly nursing homes. Our team will create a donation plan for our full-service clients and handle all of the logistics.
A sustainable wedding will incorporate these eco-friendly practices and considers the fragility of small communities and local economies. We hire locally for a couple of reasons: to support small economies and pour into the community. A couple who wishes to see their wedding feel good, be good, and do good, will work with us to hire the right artisan vendor team local to their wedding location. Each time we choose to hire locally, the vendor team can provide their families with heat for the winter, send their children to school with lunch, and cover their monthly bills. When those local vendors can rest secure in their booked up business, they’re able to participate in the small economy around them – purchasing bread from the baker at a farmers market, eat a local restaurant, or shop with the main street storefronts. When you choose to work with us, you decide to create a lasting impact on the lives of many. A sustainable wedding will always serve the couple, the community, and the planet—the greater good.
If you’re considering a sustainable wedding, then recycling, borrowing, composting, and hiring locally are the best choices make during your planning process. You’ll rest easy knowing that you’re able to celebrate while creating a tremendous positive impact on everything and everyone around you. We plan sustainable events for socially conscious couples. If you’re interested in planning the best day of your life as a sustainable wedding, we would love to get to know you! Book a coffee date using the link below.
Looking forward to chatting with you! Together, we’ll change the world.
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A sustainable event production company creating the most eco-friendly weddings and events. Our mission to change the world through the art of celebration. Protecting our people, planet and communities one event at a time.