Wedding & Function
Wedding & Function

Green Weddings

For those of you who are environmentally conscious, here are a few tips which can help you to have an environmentally friendly wedding without the guilt associated with depleting the ozone layer.

- Source supplies for your wedding locally.

- Host the wedding ceremony and reception all in one venue.

- Hire a coach or minibus to take your guests, otherwise encourage guests to car share.

- Arrive at the church/venue in a horse drawn carriage or electric car.

- Honeymoon locally.

- Have a fair-trade gift list or ask guests to donate to a chosen charity.

- Revamp your mother or grandmothers wedding dress or scrounge around second hand-stores for an antique gem.

- Use biodegradable confetti or bird seed.

- Send out wedding invitations as e-cards and ask that guests RSVP via email, alternatively buy wedding stationery which has been made from recycled paper.

- Consider having a cold buffet as this will save on energy. Any left over food should be composted.

- Purchase flowers which have been grown in locally and are in season.

- Use plants and natural objects for favours and table decorations to reduce on waste.

- Find out what the wedding venues policy is on recycling materials such as glass and cans.

- Ask supplies what measures they have introduced into their service to help reduce the amount of energy they consume.

- Offset your carbon wedding and honeymoon by encouraging your guests to purchase carbon credits which will contribute to schemes such as the international tree planting.