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8 (Easy!) Eco Wedding Ideas to Try

Posted August 6, 2013 | 5 Comments

Reduce, reuse, recycle. Waste not, want not. Buy local. Support handmade. It’s not hard to do, yet it gives back to the environment and local business. Today we’re inspiring your green side with eight easy eco wedding ideas to try. Each of these ideas – all handmade! – are designed to support small business and leave a smaller (but just as fabulous) bridal footprint. Read on to see which eco wedding ideas made the list…

Eco-Friendly Wedding Ideas

1. The Diamond

A handmade eco wedding wouldn’t be complete without an eco-friendly diamond ring. This one was spotted at Kristin Coffin. It’s real, and it’s spectacular.

Eco Wedding Ideas - eco wedding ring by kristin coffin

2. The Dress

Fair trade and natural fabric is where it’s at! Check out the loveliness that Solitary Pearl is crafting up in their shop such as this beautiful wedding dress.

Eco Wedding Ideas - organic fair trade wedding dress by solitary pearl

3. The Bouquet

If you purchase one bouquet (made of organic cotton), you can save it forever. I love this organic bouquet by Autumn and Grace Bridal as one option.

Eco Wedding Ideas - wedding bouquet by autumn and grace bridal

4. The Bridesmaid Gift

I admire Stefania’s shop, Twice Creations, which specializes in “eco-elegant” jewelry. These earrings would make a perfect gift for your bridesmaids… or a something blue for you!

Eco Wedding Ideas - earrings by twice creations

5. The Flower Girl Dress

This organic flower girl dress is one of my favorite eco wedding ideas. Comfy for her — and cute, too! By Olive and Fern, photo by Kali Norton.

Eco Wedding Ideas - organic flower girl dress by olive and fern, photo by kali norton

6. The Shoes

If you’d rather wear flats instead of heels, check out these vegan bridal flats by HydraHeart. They’re 100% certified organic and are available in custom colors.

Eco Wedding Ideas - vegan bridal flats by hydra heart

by hydraheart

7. The Invitations

Start the wedding off on eco footing with an eco invitation suite, like this one spotted at AmpersandInk Designs.

Eco Wedding Ideas - green eco friendly #wedding invitations by ampersand ink

8. The Favors

And, last but not least, my favorite of the eco wedding ideas is giving guests seeds as favors. Instead of something plastic they’ll throw away, give them something they’ll actually use — and it goes right back into nature. These seed packets are by The Little Ragamuffin.

Eco Wedding Ideas - wedding seed packet favors by the little ragamuffin

Happy Planning!


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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (Oct. 2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (Sep. 2014).

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5 Responses to “8 (Easy!) Eco Wedding Ideas to Try”

  1. Gee| EverythingWeddingsAndMore
    August 6th, 2013 @ 6:10 pm

    Oh that bouquet is gorgeous!

  2. The Little Ragamuffin
    August 7th, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    Thanks so much for including my organic and heirloom seed packet favors among these beautiful and environmentally minded finds!

  3. vows for bride
    August 8th, 2013 @ 10:54 pm

    Wow, so many great details of the wedding, beautiful.

  4. Autumn & Grace Bridal
    August 10th, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring my bouquet with such a lovely collection!!!
    – Autumn

  5. lesiagrace
    August 12th, 2013 @ 6:46 am

    Best collection for the Eco-friendly wedding, Specially jewellery and bouquet.

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