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THE WEDDING CIRCLE

Eco Friendly Wedding Ideas

Did you know the average wedding emits 63 tons of CO2? That’s more than a single person emits in a full year! Here’s our best tips for planning a sustainable and eco-friendly celebration. 🙂

 

Dress

Image: THE GOOD TRADE 

Say ‘I Do’ in a sustainable wedding dress. The London-based Minna company creates their handmade heirloom quality gowns with individuality as a priority. All dresses are made using eco-friendly silk and lace as well as zero waste cutting techniques.

 

Flowers

Image: Mooi Troues 

To accompany your carefully chosen menu, flowers (and food) should be as locally sourced as possible and in season. Make your cut flowers go further by putting single stems into recycled smaller glass bottles rather than big vases.

 

Food

Image: Don Watson Reportages Éthiques

Buying local ingredients supports your area farmers, as well as decreases your carbon imprint. Really want to impress your guests? Supplement your table decor with herb plants in terra cotta pots, like basil or parsley, that guests can add straight to their dishes.

 

DIY Confetti

Image: WeddBook

Throw potpourri when the bride and groom exit instead of plastic confetti. You can make this yourself by drying out flowers at home and making little paper cones (from eco-friendly brown paper of course) Click here for a lovely tutorial on how to make your own planet friendly confetti.

 

Decorations

Image: Burnetts Boards

For decorations head out in the nature around you to collect pieces of dried wood, cones, dried flowers etc for that rustic DIY feel. This chandelier is a brilliant example of using drift wood that has been shaped by the water.

 

Balloons

Image: Wedding Chicks

It’s not a party without balloons, but we all know that rubber and plastic is no good for Mother Nature. You can still have balloons and enjoy them too with biodegradable latex balloons! Buy yours online here.

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