Updated: Dec 16, 2020
In these eco-conscious times we live in, now more than ever, couples are looking at ways to host a nature-friendly wedding. Now please note that no one will judge you for enjoying conveniences that may not be so compostable. If it is something you and your partner have thought about you can start with cutting back on unnecessary waste or plastic. One of the new wedding trends is for couples to upcycle and others are even pledging a commitment to zero waste. This can be from donating wedding flowers to going plastic-free on your big day.
Making the commitment to host a Zero-Waste wedding is a lot to expect of someone. This is in no way an easy task to accomplish. Kudos to those who can! We have so much respect for you! Maybe we will discuss this subject soon. However, for the time being, let's keep things a little easier. We have already considered a few options in our previous talks. So here are a few more little things that are super simple to accomplish!
If you are up for the task, a good one to start with is going plastic-free. You can use real silverware, cups, and plates. Or swap them out with something compostable or recyclable. On the subject of straws, there are many eco-friendly alternatives. Maybe even consider giving out reusable straws as wedding favors.
Another trend is using 2nd hand decorations. That can mean purchasing used items or being creative with deco you, your friends, or family may already own. If you want to decorate with foliage, check the surrounding areas. Please use common sense! No trespassing or stealing someone's plants! Most people are happy to donate if you simply ask.
You will be surprised at how many options you actually have.
Do your research! We wish you the best!!