How to Have an Eco-Friendly Wedding (part 1)

If you want to plan a wedding which leaves you feeling totally guilt-free about the environment, here are ways to have an amazing eco-friendly wedding.

Normally, weddings don’t tend to be hugely eco-friendly events as there might be a lot of throwaway décors, plastic packaging, and food waste, not to mention the carbon footprint of all your guests there.

Nowadays, there is an increasing number of couples who are looking at ways of having an eco-wedding or adopting some eco-friendly ideas in order to make their wedding day bit more sustainable.

From finding a green wedding venue to using local wedding suppliers, these eco-friendly wedding ideas can give you a fantastic theme when you save you money, give your guests food for thought, and tie the knot. The key thing is that preparing an eco-friendly wedding should not feel like a chore, which these brilliant ideas don’t.

If you want your wedding day to be green from start to finish, or you are looking for just a few of eco-elements to give your wedding an ethical twist, although these eco wedding ideas don’t require much effort, they can give a big reward.

1. Choosing Eco-Friendly Wedding Venues

Your wedding venue choice is one of the biggest factors in having an eco-friendly wedding. That doesn’t mean you need to sign up to compostable loos and a tipi if they are not your things.

An eco-friendly wedding venue doesn’t have to be on a farm or field. It might be simply a question of reducing the amount of material and energy used to bring the day together. Here are some tips to find an eco-friendly wedding venue:

Choose a Location Close to You

Because the biggest carbon footprint of your wedding day is from travel, if you can find a suitable place near most of your guests, that will be the biggest win in planning an eco-friendly wedding.

Find a Sustainable Venue

Instead of transporting a venue like a marquee, find a permanent building such as a barn, hall, or country house. If they regularly host events, they will have the infrastructure set up to well adapt to your eco wedding, such as recycling facilities and good contacts with local suppliers.