Reduce, reuse, recycle! 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 businesses and leave a smaller (but just as fabulous) bridal footprint. Read on to see which eco wedding ideas made the list, starting with an eco-friendly engagement ring! :)
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.
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.
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.
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!
5. The Flower Girl Dress
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.
7. The Invitations
Start the wedding off on eco footing with an eco invitation suite, like this one spotted at AmpersandInk Designs.
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 TheKirkEstate.
P.S. You’ll also love these eco-friendly straws!
Brides: Are you using any of these eco wedding ideas? Have any others to share?