If you’re feeling a little bit green, and I don’t mean around the gills, although the challenge to find the perfect wedding dress, florist or whatnots can leave you feeling a little sick from time to time. By green I mean more of an eco type thing.
Anyway, if you’re feeling a little green and worried about the carbon footprint that your wedding will leave behind – even before you think about getting on a jet plane and heading on Honeymoon – there are lots of things that you can do to keep your wedding on the ethical side. Here are just a few ways that you can start thinking about making your wedding a green wedding.
Venues can be ethical through their relationship with the environment around them. Places such as The Folly Farm Centre close to both Bristol and Bath are able to highlight their ethical credentials by doing some pretty cool stuff. Collecting and recycling rainwater and a solar hot water system definitely get a green star but the relationship with the surrounding wildlife helping nature thrive in the region is fantastic.
This is fairly easy to achieve – rather than funding lorries rumbling back and forth between the Netherlands, try and get hold of organically sourced flowers from your local region.
Choosing the invitations and the envelopes are great fun but you could argue it’s a little old fashioned – when was the last time that you posted a letter? Maybe a Facebook group or Outlook invite might be on the less romantic side of efficiency, but you could look for digital invites and your own wedding website to keep people updated.
Food & Drink
Shortening the journey from farm to fork has becoming increasingly popular during recent years so there’s no reason not to look for a caterer that uses local suppliers to reduce your nuptial food miles.
If you are keen to find out more about how to make your wedding greener then there’s an event on the 30th November in Bristol called the Eco Wedding Pop Up.