Hi, lovelies! Emma here and today we’re talking about eco friendly wedding ideas. If you’re a bride-to-be who is looking to use less, waste less, and conserve more, and you’re on the hunt for more eco-friendly wedding finds, you’ll love this blog post.
We’ve rounded up five of the easiest ideas to use for eco friendly weddings.
Which one is your favorite?
Eco Friendly Wedding Invitations + More
1. Eco-friendly Wedding Invitations and Save-the-Dates
When shopping for wedding invitations, consider eco-friendly alternatives that use recycled paper and less waste. One place you can find eco friendly wedding invitations is Alice Invitations. Here are three examples from their eco wedding invitation and save the dates, printed on kraft paper.
In addition to using eco invites, you can save more paper by doing the following:
– Using online RSVPs instead of printed ones
– Skipping additional enclosures and publishing extra wedding information — maps, local activities, itineraries, etc. — on your wedding website (you can print the web address on your invitation)
– Send just one invitation per household rather than per guest
These are just a few ways to go more eco-conscious with your invitations. Next, we’ll discuss favors.
2. Eco Friendly Wedding Favors
Want to give wedding favors to guests, but prefer them to not end up in a landfill? Absolutely hear you! Here are a few examples of eco friendly wedding ideas couples are opting for instead of the traditional party favors.
Re-usable straw favors
Save turtles and waste! These stainless steel straws are becoming a popular take-home wedding favor for guests.
You can actually get them personalized at Ever So Pretty Designs, where we spotted this:
Prefer ’em plain and in bulk? They sell them at Brightbuy here in large 48 packs in rose gold, silver, multicolor, etc. for cheap.
And of course, these are darling from Last Straw Shop. They offer other color options, as well.
Bamboo Straw Favors
Here’s another reusable straw idea: bamboo! These are beautifully personalized by Gift4Angel and available in bulk orders for weddings. These make lovely eco friendly wedding favors!
Seed Wedding Favors
Seed favors are a great way to give back to nature! We spotted these plantable seeds at Seed Wedding Favors.
Plant Seedling Favors
You can give guests a plantable Georgia pine seedling favor for your wedding and enjoy knowing how many trees will be planted as a result! These are available at Bumble and Branch.
Handmade Eco-Friendly Soap Favors
These are handcrafted by BotanyBarnCanada and we love the style!
How about donating to a local cause or charity instead of a tangible item? We wrote an article about it here: How to Give Donations in Lieu of Favors.
3. Eco Friendly Wedding Menu
Instead of printing menus for every guest, consider using a menu sign instead. You can get colorful with chalk markers/pens and use hand-lettering on a chalkboard sign like this, or have one printed on a poster or hand-lettered for you on wood. You can find a bunch of styles here.
4. Eco Friendly Wedding Confetti
5. Ceremony Signage Instead of Programs
Here’s another eco friendly wedding alternative to try: have your ceremony details printed on a poster or sign instead of on individual programs for guests. In addition to being more eco-conscious and using less paper, you’ll be saving money, too.
You can get this wooden sign by OAKYDesigns. Isn’t it lovely?
They also offer an option on the whole seating chart vs escort cards debate! This sign will save you the trouble of printing all those cards; it’s a time-saver, paper-saver, and one of our favorite eco friendly wedding ideas on this list!
And there you have it: five clever eco-friendly wedding ideas to use as alternatives!
What do you think of this list? What would YOU add to it? Tell us in the comment box below!