Looking to plan a stylish sustainable wedding? Here are some tips and tricks to keep it environmentally sound.
Hire a coordinator that will properly source green-friendly choices for your wedding.
Plan your ceremony and wedding reception in the same place to save energy on transportation.
Choose a location that has a good recycling policy.
Use recycled paper or materials like bamboo, hemp and kenaf.
Create custom invitations by hand or ask your printer to print with soy-based ink.
If you prefer to keep it paperless, reach out to guests with an e-card invitation or via telephone.
Create a wedding registry that includes a charitable cause or items that are green-friendly or organic.
For the bridesmaid dresses, opt for frocks from vintage stores.
For your wedding dress, choose designers that use environmentally sound fabrics and practice fair trade acts.
For hair and makeup, use organic or mineral products that are not tested on animals.
Use a florist who uses locally grown organic flowers.
Faux or silk flowers are another option for wedding flowers.
Rent an energy-efficient hybrid car for transportation. Alternatively, hire a horse and carriage or a rickshaw for transport, or even a bicycle-built-for two.
For entertainment, opt for acoustic singers or hire an ensemble to play stringed instruments.
For food and favours, use items that are organic or fair trade.