Looking for eco-friendly wedding ideas to reduce wedding waste? Don’t miss these sustainable wedding ideas, tips, and resources for your big day!
While weddings have occasionally been accused of being wasteful in many ways, they absolutely don’t have to be. There many different eco-friendly wedding choices you can make to reduce wedding waste or lessen the carbon footprint of your event. These ideas for planning an eco-friendly wedding will help reduce the amount of wedding waste you generate along the way!
Lessen the carbon footprint?
Instead of buying every wedding planning guide on the bookshelves, visit your local library and see if they have any wedding planning books available to borrow.
1. Hit the library
My book The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer is available on Kindle, and you can even read it completely for FREE with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.
2. Download books on Kindle instead of buying the printed version
Now obviously there’s no way you could do every single one of these things– there are many overlapping ideas here. Some of these ideas may feel obvious, and several may feel small in their impact.
Organize your wedding plans digitally using Dropbox or Google Drive. Evernote is another great tool for organizing contracts, vendor research, to-do lists and so much more.
3. Don’t print out unnecessary documents
Select a venue who puts an emphasis on environmentally friendly practices such as recycling, composting, or donating leftovers from their events. Better yet, opt for a location that can host both ceremony and reception to reduce the emissions from cars on the road
4. Choose an eco-friendly venue
If your ceremony and reception are in two different places or there’s a decent commute involved for most of your guests, consider arranging a shuttle service to cut down on the number of vehicles making the trip to attend your wedding celebration.
5. Offer a shuttle service
No choice is too small, and every bit counts when we’re trying to do our part for the earth.