What can make your wedding even more memorable, beautiful, and special? These five tips will show that you are stylish, eco-friendly, and trendy by creating a stunning green wedding. Instead of using cut flowers, create beautiful arrangements with succulents and cacti.
Is the world really in dire need of another bouquet of peonies and roses? We don’t think so! We think so, especially since 80 percent of cut flowers come from South America where they are grown with pesticides. Cacti and succulent arrangements offer a stylish and eco-friendly alternative. You can make your own succulent centerpieces if you are a DIY-minded person. They require very little care and only minimal watering. You can also replant them in the garden where they will take root and grow with your marriage.
Serve delicious local, organic, sustainable foods. It’s not just better for the Earth, organic/sustainable food tastes better! Your guests should be treated to healthy, organic, and pesticide-free foods. Look online to find a caterer that offers organic menu options. You may not find one in your local area. We know of a Massachusetts bride who arranged for four vendors at her local farmer’s markets to provide fresh salads, vegetable dishes, freshly prepared fruit and homemade pies, as well as locally grown roasted chicken and farm-fresh fruits. You can limit the amount of meat on your menu and opt for sustainable, low-mercury seafood and fish, even if it’s not organic.
A super-sweet local wedding
What is the number one reason for huge carbon footprints in weddings? Travel! Travel! 50 tons of carbon dioxide is produced by a typical destination wedding. to the atmosphere. It will cut down on the travel costs of your guests if you choose an event location close to their homes. You can also reduce your carbon footprint by purchasing carbon offsets. This will help you create a zero-carbon wedding. You don’t need to have a dream wedding in exotic locations. You or your fiancee can create a chic, hometown wedding that includes unique elements from their childhood. You can choose from a vintage engagement band or post-consumer wedding band.
There is enough gold available in the world to meet the needs of the jewelry industry for 50 years. Both gold and diamond mining, even of conflict-free diamonds, continue to pollute the environment and global water supply with toxic chemicals like mercury and cyanide. A vintage engagement ring is a great way to be part of the “elegant solutions”. You can find a wide range of styles and prices in vintage and used engagement rings. When it comes to choosing wedding rings, make sure you look for rings made of post-consumer yellow, white and rose gold. Preowned bridal shoes, recycled bridesmaids gowns, and gently used wedding dresses are all available.
There is a booming secondary market for wedding products! Smart brides don’t have to compromise style or luxury. They can find gently used wedding gowns online at half the retail price. Wedding recycling not only saves you money, but it also helps reduce the environmental impact of your wedding. You can avoid the use of natural resources and carbon emissions that come with transporting new items by buying gently used items for your wedding. You can also sell your wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses, and accessories after the wedding.