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  • Writer's pictureMarylee Marmer

Going Green: Eco-friendly Weddings

If you read our last blog, you know we've been a bit obsessed with green lately. While we've shown off our favorite green colors, fabrics, and floral designs, we're also excited to talk about another favorite green thing of ours: eco-friendly weddings!

What is a "Green Wedding?" A celebration for the couple that focuses on reducing their effect on the environment.

While planning an eco-friendly wedding may seem like a daunting task, these days there are more and more options for you to include in your big day that take minimal effort. Read below for some of our favorite green trends:


Many venues are now taking a step into the future and thinking about their environmental footprint when hosting their events. You can ask your venue's representative (or even check their website) to see what steps they are taking to be more sustainable and eco-friendly.

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Paper Free

Going online is the norm these days, and engaged couples are using it to their advantage. Online invitations and websites for tracking RSVPs are an easy way to reduce your paper footprint. A lot of registries are also online nowadays, and you can even choose to shop from stores that support the environment, too!

Frugal Floral

Consider potted plants or flowers such as herbs, trees, and orchids that can be reused. When choosing cut flowers, talk to your florist about seasonal blooms that are grown locally or choose a florist that works with small local farms and focuses on sustainability. Some florists will even repurpose your flowers after your event for you if you ask. We've even seen paper and wooden flowers! (And don't forget you can use the natural decor around you if you choose an outdoor venue!)

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Donate Decor

You can donate more than just your flowers! Decor is a great place to start considering how you can reduce, reuse, and recycle! Resell pages on social media are big for brides looking to reuse decor for their big day, and if you can't find a nice spot for it in your home, considering donating it to your local thrift store.

Fitting Food

It's no secret now that meatless options are better for our environment. However, if you're not completely sold on a vegetarian meal, talk to your caterer about where their food is sourced and the local farms they may work with. You can also reduce food waste by donating leftovers after the event ends, and by using more glassware you'll also reduce on single use paper products!

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There are plenty of options for going eco-friendly on your big day! Still need more ideas for your green wedding? Contact us today to get started planning your sweet and sustainable day!

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