Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Top 5 Eco-Friendly Wedding Ideas

{Image source: Nancy Neil via Santa Barbara Chic}

We love a wedding that takes environmental issues to heart!  There are so many unique ways to keep your impact on the environment down for your big day but here are some of our favorites!

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5.  Eco-Friendly Dinnerware
From cups to spoons and plates to forks, there are many options out there that are lovely.  These palm leaf plates and cutlery happen to be our favorites.  What a lovely rustic touch to your food service.
Eco friendly palm leaf plates and wooden cutlery.   Photo By Mandy Owens Photography
4.  Non-Paper Guestbook
Paper is a largely used resource when it comes to weddings.  From save the dates and invites to programs and guest books, paper abounds in a wedding.  We love this idea of saving some trees by using rocks as a guest book.  After your wedding, you can reuse the rocks in vases and planters at home or keep them in a special place to re-read whenever you feel like it!
Guest Book Stones - 100 Wishing Stones - Guest Book Alternative - Unique, Fun, & Eco Friendly
3.  Non-Floral Bouquet
Reduce the environmental impact of having expensive flowers shipped in for your big day by re-using vintage brooches in a luxurious looking bouquet instead.  Handmade paper flowers would be a lovely addition to the event space, too.  Still have your heart set on flowers? Try using flowers that are in season to avoid the high costs associated with having flowers flown in.
CUSTOM MADE TO ORDER, 14 WEEKS TURNAROUND  If you are not based in the UK please allow plenty of time for delivery, too, and plan
2.  Potted Herb/Plant Favors
Lovely potted herbs or even succulents make wonderful favors to give your guests.  Not only are plants good for the environment, they can be daily reminders of your special day to your guests when they plant them in or around their homes.  Hit up your local thrift shops for glass mason jars or small mismatched pottery pieces for the plants.
Potted fresh herbs as favors/table numbers. @Emily Barringer Cute idea to do chalkboard pots and write table number. Stick name card in pot.
1.  Eco-Friendly Wedding Gowns
While you could certainly go the vintage route with your wedding gown {reduce, reuse, recycle anyone?}, why not consider a designer who specializes in eco-friendly wedding fashions?  While there aren't a ton of super fashionable eco-friendly designers out there, we just adore environmentally conscious designer Leila Hafzi. Stylish and good for the environment!
Leila Hafzi eco-friendly wedding gown
What are some of your favorite eco-friendly wedding trends?

8 comments:

Janine Talbot said...

I love the potted herb/plant favor idea, and the rocks for guests to sign! Wonder if I can talk a certain someone into using one of these ideas... hmmm.

Krystin said...

I really like the potted herb/plant favor! That's a wicked cute idea!

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stevenjared0853 said...

So impressive eco-friendly wedding ideas! That dinnerware is just fabulous. I am in love with these ideas and would love to incorporate in my wedding that is going to be organized at most beautiful event space San Francisco in the mid of next year.

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David John said...

Wow. It is really very interesting. Another important thing to make your wedding event very eco friendy is disposable plates. Yes, Disposable Palm leaf plates are 100% natural and organic. No need to clean the plates you just dispose this at any sand land.

Biodegradable Disposable Plates | Compostable Disposable Plates | Palm leaf Plates

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