If you’re eco-conscious and lead an extremely sustainable life, you might be concerned about the impact that your wedding will have on the environment and you might even feel guilty for having a wedding at all. If this is the case, here are some of the top steps that you can take to enjoy a beautiful wedding without worrying about climate change for once.
Find a Gorgeous Wedding Venue
Your venue is one of the most important parts of your wedding, and this is where your guests will gather and where you’ll be making memories that will last a lifetime. If you love the natural world, you’ll likely want your wedding photos to reflect this, and so it’s vital that you find a venue that has gorgeous surroundings. You might even choose a historical venue where you can feel surrounded by the weddings and the history that have come before you.
Rather than choosing the most popular venues in your area, you should search for a unique wedding reception hall that can cater to your needs. When you’re picking one, you might also ask them about their sustainability policies and what they do for the environment, including where they source their food from.
Scrap Paper Décor
Although you might want to personalize your wedding space a little and theme your wedding, this doesn’t mean that you need to use a lot of paper and plastic that will need to be recycled or simply thrown away.
Instead, you should consider opting for wooden decorations that you can keep and reuse in the future. Alternatively, you might decide to do away with décor altogether, and simply fill your venue with flowers, which you could even grow yourself, or let the venue’s own beautiful architecture shine through.
Look at Biodegradable Confetti
You might love the idea of being covered in confetti as soon as you step out of your wedding venue. However, confetti can sometimes present a hazard to wildlife and might stay in the local environment for years to come.
Instead of essentially littering on your wedding day, you should invest in or make biodegradable confetti, such as confetti that’s made entirely out of flowers, which is harmless for habitats and that will vanish in almost no time at all. This can also give your wedding a more natural feel.
Thrift Your Dress
Hopefully, you’ll only have one wedding dress in your entire life, and this means that you’ll likely want to choose a dress that’s a little bit special. However, this doesn’t mean that it needs to be brand new.
To protect the environment, you should consider thrifting your dress and buying a preowned option, especially since you’ll only wear the dress for a single day. If you do get a new wedding dress, you should look for a slow fashion option made from organic materials, such as silk, satin, and eco crepe. You might also consider passing your dress on after your big day so that it doesn’t go to waste.