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.

01. Source supplies for your wedding locally.

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

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

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

05. Honeymoon locally.

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

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

08. Use biodegradable confetti or bird seed.

09. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

15. 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.