ADVICE - 4 Of The Easiest Ways to Plan an Eco-Friendly Wedding

16th July 2020

ADVICE - 4 Of The Easiest Ways to Plan an Eco-Friendly WeddingWeddings are notoriously wasteful and produce large amounts of carbon emissions. That being said, there are dozens of easy ways to make your special day more sustainable and minimise harmful pollution. Planning a green wedding is a great way to help the environment, lower costs, and show your support for a healthy and sustainable future. To inspire you, here are some suggestions on how to plan an eco-friendly wedding.

Choose A Local Wedding Venue 

Choosing a local venue is a simple way to reduce the carbon emissions associated with travelling to and from your wedding. It will also make it easier for guests to attend your wedding day and reduce the likelihood of people arriving late, etc. There is likely to be a fantastic variety of beautiful wedding venues in your local area or nearby. You can use popular wedding planning websites to compare venues in your local area. For example, here are suggestions of the top Essex Wedding Venues (specifically look for venues with existing eco-credentials). Make sure you start researching wedding venues early as many popular venues get booked months or even years in advance. 

Buy A Pre-Loved Wedding Dress

Finding your perfect wedding dress is one of the most important tasks of wedding planning. The average cost of a wedding dress in the UK is £1385 according to This is a considerable expense, particularly when most people don’t wear their wedding dress again. Fortunately, you can easily save money on your wedding dress and reduce emissions by purchasing a pre-loved wedding dress. Many pre-worn wedding dresses are in near-new condition, and you can arrange for a seamstress to tailor the dress to your body to ensure a perfect fit. You can search for pre-loved wedding dresses online or visit a boutique that specialises in pre-worn and eco-friendly wedding dresses. 

Send Online Wedding Invitations 

Every eco-conscious couple should consider making their wedding paperless to help reduce waste and lower carbon emissions. Opting for online wedding invitations is far more sustainable than posting traditional paper invites. Sending digital invites is also typically much cheaper, which means you will have more of your budget left to spend on other wedding essentials like quality catering and decorations. Another benefit of online invites is that they encourage your guests to give a speeding response, which can be a great help when you are trying to plan and organize your wedding. 

Find A Green Caterer

Many professional wedding caterers now specialise in offering green services that focus on using seasonal and organic produce from sustainable sources. Locally grown food has a much lower carbon footprint and is often much tastier and more nutritious than produce that has travelled hundreds or thousands of miles. You should also try to pick a local caterer to help lower transport emissions.


Green weddings have become extremely popular in recent years, and many couples are searching for ways to make their big day more sustainable. Luckily, there are plenty of easy ways to plan a memorable celebration while minimising waste and environmental harm. Use these eco-friendly tips to lower your wedding’s carbon footprint! 

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