Eco-Friendly Weddings & Events!
Sara Marie Events loves to learn and teach about all the ways we can throw a great party and still love our Earth!
I have blogged about other great green products in the past and how you can include them in all your events but today I’ve decided to write about throwing a green inspired wedding or event. There are so many ways to keep an event eco-friendly without breaking the bank or adding any extra stress or complications to your planning.
Here is a list I have compiled with some simple ideas that may be possible for you to include in your planning:
(Some you may have heard time and time again but some might be surprising and just unique enough for you to want to include in your event!)….
~ Minimize your guests’ travels by having a wedding closest to the bulk of your guests.
~ Have your wedding and reception at the same location.
2. Support your local farmers and greenhouses for your decor and catering.
~ This will cut down on more traveling and shipping costs and of course emissions into
~ Use organic farmers and greenhouses if possible as well!
3. Buy eco-friendly or better yet (in my opinion) vintage attire!
~ There are many available fabrics, dresses, and formal wear that are being made with
organically grown materials that, yes, are attractive and comfortable
(no burlap bags, I swear!)
~ Vintage can be stunning! I’m not talking bad 80′s prom though lol..
think Audrey Hepburn, think Marilyn Monroe style!
4. Your invitations!
~ Be unique and modern while informing your guests of everything they need to know
through your own wedding website and email invitations.
~ If you’re not feeling that modern…at least use recycled paper invites or how about
invitations embedded with flowering seeds that can be planted after read!
5. Unique favors that everyone can feel good about!
~ Donations in your guests’ honor to a great charity that everyone can relate to…
Giving back is being the ultimate eco!
~ Give seeds or a plant to each of your guests.
6. If using candles in your decor or as favors, try using beeswax or soy based ones.
~ Most candles are made with paraffin which is a petroleum by-product.
7. Finally, my favorite idea….have a candlelight only reception in the dusk!
Love this idea for creating such a romantic ambiance and keeping up with your
eco-friendly plans at the same time
Here are some great website resources for planning and supplying a great eco-friendly event :