ADVICE - 6 Great Tips For A Greener Wedding, Courtesy Of Online Repository Of Eco-Friendly Ideas, Green Living Zone
10th August 2020
Getting married is one of the most exciting days in most people's lives. Hours upon hours are spent getting everything ready, from finding the perfect gown, to getting all the right decorations, to booking your venue. Fortunately, there are some great tips for a zero waste wedding that can help you save money and are eco-friendly.
Having an eco-friendly wedding is easier than you may think. There are many ways you can have a green wedding while still including everything you dreamed of for your special day. Here are some of our favourites:
Send Invitations Digitally
Not only can sending invitations in the mail be a hassle, but it can also waste a lot of paper. Fortunately, you can send your wedding invitations digitally. Your wedding invitations can still be customized and have beautiful attention to detail.
In addition, they can be created to let people easily reply with their R.S.V.P. without having to send a paper copy back. Sending your invitations digitally will also save you a lot of time and money.
Use Reusable Decor
Many people often spend lots of money on decor that they only use for a few hours. Instead of buying decor that is only practical for your wedding, use items that you can reuse again. Keep the decorations simple with flower vases, candles, potted flowers, and reusable tablecloths.
If you want more unique decor, find a venue where you can rent it from or sell the decor you buy after your wedding. Facebook Marketplace is also a great place to buy and sell wedding decor.
Use Sustainable Makeup
Makeup is often a big part of a bride's look on her wedding day. However, many brands of makeup include ingredients that can be harmful to the environment. Fortunately, there are sustainable makeup products you can use for an ethical wedding.
Look for makeup products that are organic, paraben-free, cruelty-free, non-toxic, zero-waste, or all-natural. Products with any of these descriptions are more sustainable than most other types of makeup.
Keep Or Donate Leftover Food
Food is often one of the most wasted products at a wedding. Instead of throwing out the leftovers, keep them or donate them. In addition, rent real plates and silverware instead of using plastic and have the food served buffet style to minimise waste.
Donate Your Flowers
People often spend a large sum of money on flowers, only to have them be thrown away at the end of the night. Instead of throwing them away, many nursing homes are happy to accept your flowers, as they bring joy to the residents.
Say I Do To Zero Waste
Having an eco-friendly wedding is not only good for the environment but can also save you money and time. You'll be amazed by how a few simple steps towards a green zero-waste wedding can make a big difference.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Donald Giddings is founder and editor in chief at Green Living Zone. A lifelong sustainability enthusiast, Donald is always looking for the best way to live in harmony with nature. When he is not trying out new eco-friendly recipes, he writes engaging content about green, sustainable ways to maintain your home, body, and soul, readily sharing his abundant experience with other green living aficionados.
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