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Planning Your Green Dream Wedding

Saying ‘I Do’ to a Greener Tomorrow: How to plan your green dream wedding.

Eco-friendly weddings, characterised by sustainable practices and green alternatives, are gaining popularity for good reason. Move over Millennials, the Gen Z’s have entered the wedding fray and as a generation they are the ones who will more than ever be dictating how we do weddings over the next 10 years.

Whilst as a kid, this Gen X knew where to acquire the pop bottles to return to the pop man to get the 1p’s back, recycling went out of fashion by the mid to late 80’s and we became a culture of fast food, fast fashion, and immediate gratification at whatever the costs. Our planet is now paying the cost with our out of whack weather and unseasonably hot and cold spells. 

But this isn’t about shaming ourselves or previous generations on their wedding journey. This is about giving some food for thought as we all navigate the world of the modern wedding because more and more couples are choosing to make environmentally conscious choices as they set out on their own wedding planning journey.

Are you and your partner amongst them?

Let’s explore some of the compelling reasons behind choosing eco-friendly wedding suppliers and organising your own environmentally conscious celebration of love.

Reducing Carbon Footprint: 

Traditionally weddings can leave a substantial carbon footprint due to excessive energy use, travel, and waste. Eco-friendly wedding suppliers prioritise sustainable practices, minimising the environmental impact associated with weddings. From sourcing local and organic materials to reducing energy consumption, these suppliers contribute to a greener, more sustainable wedding experience.

Supporting Local Economies: 

Choosing eco-friendly wedding suppliers often involves working with local businesses and artisans. This not only fosters a sense of community but also supports local economies. Local sourcing reduces the carbon footprint associated with transportation and promotes the use of sustainable materials within the region.

Eco-Conscious Attire: 

The fashion industry is a significant contributor to environmental degradation. Eco-friendly wedding suppliers in the wedding industry offer sustainable and ethically produced wedding attire, ensuring that couples can say ‘I do’ in style without compromising their commitment to the planet. From dresses made with organic fabrics to suits crafted from recycled materials, eco-conscious attire is both fashionable and responsible.

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Zero-Waste Celebrations: 

Weddings can often generate a considerable amount of waste, from disposable decorations to single-use plastics. Eco-friendly weddings prioritise zero-waste celebrations, encouraging practices such as compostable dinnerware, reusable decorations, and sustainable party favours. This not only minimises environmental impact but also sets an example for guests to adopt more sustainable practices.

Carbon-Neutral Venues: 

The choice of venue plays a significant role in the overall eco-friendliness of a wedding. Many eco-conscious couples are opting for venues that prioritise sustainability, such as those with renewable energy sources, water conservation initiatives, and eco-friendly landscaping. Hosting a wedding in a carbon-neutral venue helps offset the environmental impact of the celebration.

Mindful Guest Experiences: 

Eco-friendly weddings extend beyond the couple’s choices to include the experiences of their guests. Considerations such as digital invitations, carpooling options, and eco-conscious gift registries contribute to a wedding celebration that values sustainability while encouraging guests to adopt greener practices in their own lives.

Creating Lasting Memories: 

An eco-friendly wedding isn’t just about the celebration day; it’s about creating lasting memories that align with the couple’s values. Choosing suppliers who prioritise sustainability ensures that the love shared on your wedding day extends to a commitment to environmental responsibility in the years to come.

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In a world where environmental awareness is more critical than ever, choosing eco-friendly wedding suppliers and hosting a sustainable celebration is a powerful way for couples to make a positive impact. From supporting local businesses to reducing waste and carbon emissions, eco-friendly weddings embody a commitment to love not just for one another but also for the planet. As more couples embrace the idea of saying ‘I do’ to a greener tomorrow, the wedding industry is evolving to offer choices that align with both romantic dreams and a sustainable future.

YOUR A-Z LIST

Here’s your ‘Starter for 10’ list of eco-friendly wedding ideas, along with links to UK blogs and websites where you’ll find more information and inspiration:

A – Alternative Transportation

B – Biodegradable Confetti

  • Use biodegradable confetti made from dried flower petals or rice.
  • Website: Shropshire Petals

C – Compostable Dinnerware

  • Opt for compostable plates, cups, and cutlery for your reception.
  • Website: Little Cherry

D – Digital Invitations

E – Eco-friendly Favours

F – Fair Trade Wedding Rings

  • Consider fair trade and ethically sourced wedding rings.
  • Blog: Ethical Rings

G – Green Wedding Decor

H – Homemade Catering

I – Invitations Printed on Recycled Paper

J – Jewellery Made from Up-cycled Materials

K – Keep it Local

L – Low-waste Wedding Dresses

M – Minimalist Decor

N – Nature-Inspired Venue

O – Offset Carbon Emissions

P – Plantable Wedding Invitations

Q – Quality Over Quantity

R – Recycled Wedding Decor

S – Sustainable Flowers

T – Tree Planting Ceremony

  • Have a tree planting ceremony as a symbol of your commitment.
  • Website: National Forest

U – Upcycled Decor

V – Vegan Catering

W – Waste Reduction

X – (e)Xchange Unused Decor

Y – Your Something Borrowed

Z – Zero Plastic

Remember that these are just ideas to get you started on planning an eco-friendly wedding. Be sure to explore the linked blogs and websites for more detailed information and personalized inspiration tailored to your UK wedding.

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I have researched blogs and sites to give you your own starting point planning your green dream wedding. There is a lot of information out there, so please don’t feel overwhelmed, your eco conscious suppliers are here to help.

For more information and ideas about how we can work together get in touch now

I can’t wait to work with you and create something funky and magical.

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