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Upcycles & Earth-friendly Inspiration For Eco-friendly Wedding Planning

Earth-friendly details and upcycle ideas for eco-friendly wedding planning.

When planning an eco-friendly wedding, the first thing you need to know is that you don't have to sacrifice style. Most brides dream of their special day from the moment they see their first Disney princess in a glistening white gown. You are allowed to want to it be absolutely perfect and care about every detail—don’t feel bad about that. However, if your love for our beautiful planet is half as deep as it is for your bride or groom to be, you’ll want to make sure your event won’t have a negative impact on the environment.

Did you know that the average wedding produces 400-600 LBS of garbage and 66 TONS of C02?

(Read more about this: A Look At Wedding Industry Waste + Eco-friendly Wedding Tips)

There are so many creative ways to make your wedding beautiful without being wasteful. From reusing old housewares to choosing all natural materials, you can achieve stunning results with a little dash of creativity and a lot of help from Pinterest!

Take a look at these unique details for your eco-friendly wedding:


Repurposed Hanging Light Bulb Vase

Repurpose light bulbs into hanging vases for eco-friendly weddings.

Found on Pinterest via etsy.com

Make these delightful vases with old light bulbs and use fishing line to hang them. You can also make them even more eco-friendly by using locally picked wildflowers.


Seed Paper Confetti & Favors

Seed paper wedding favors and plantable eco confetti are perfect details for an eco-friendly wedding.

Plantable Eco Confetti is great for dressing up your table settings, ceremony aisles, and guest tossing. Not only does it spread seeds of love, but no waste is left behind—just wildflowers! Pair it with your favorite seed paper wedding favors for a perfect eco-friendly solution that looks great and gives a gift that grows.

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Locally Farmed Honey Wedding Favors With Seed Paper Tags

Locally farmed honey with seed paper tags are an adorable wedding favor for eco-friendly weddings.

These sweet wedding favors add rustic charm and are a tasty treat for your guests. Fragrant and gorgeously golden, these little jars are easy to assemble and completely affordable to make. All you need are mini mason jars, fresh honey and seed paper to print the tags! Wildflowers are pollinator plants that help support declining bee populations so plantable paper is a must have for these pretty little favors.

See more and download the free printable!


Farm Fresh Veggie Goodie Bag Favors

Give fresh veggies at a farm style eco-friendly wedding.

Found on Pinterest via greenweddingshoes.com

If you love to garden and have the land to do so, why not grow your own wedding favors! These goodie bags will not only be appreciated by your guests but they also add color and life to the decor. Even just a handful of fresh herbs would be a sweet way to thank friends and family for attending your event.


Well Wishes/Guestbook Stones

Replace your guest book with smooth stones for guests to write well wishes and sign as an all-natural solution for an eco-friendly wedding.

Found on Pinterest via thecelebrationsociety.com

Smooth river stones are a lovely, all natural way for guests to leave well wishes. They can also be used in place of a guest book by encouraging them to sign the backs.


Seed Paper Place Cards

Plantable place cards are an eco-friendly way to give your guests a favor with their stylish place cards.

Plantable place cards are an eco-friendly way to give your guests a favor with their stylish place cards. The paper itself is embedded with wildflower seeds so they can plant it in a pot of soil or in their garden to grow beautiful wildflowers as a special token of the day.

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All Natural Insect Repellent Jars

 Made with essential oils instead of chemicals, these bug repelling centrepieces are perfect for an eco-friendly wedding.

Found on Pinterest via jugglingactmama.com

If you're planning an outdoor wedding and want an eco-friendly and natural way to repel those pesky bugs, this idea is perfect. Made with essential oils instead of chemicals, you can add them as centrepieces to your table-settings to keep the bugs away in a way that is beautiful and aromatic.


All Natural Body Scrub Wedding Favors With Seed Paper Tag

This all natural, creative DIY wedding favor is a great choice for an eco-friendly wedding.

This simple 3-ingredient body scrub is an all natural and chemical-free way to give your guests a gift they'll love to use. Made with coconut oil, sugar and 100% pure eucalyptus oil, it combines beautifully to become a rich exfoliator that will leave their skin soft and supple. Not only are they eco-friendly, creative and unique, but you can also download the tag shown in the picture to print on seed paper! By printing on plantable paper, you can add the gift of flowers and further reduce waste.

See more & download free printable!


Upcycle Wood Pallet + Vintage Frame Seating Charts

Vintage frames against an old wood pallet or door make a charming seating chart for rustic, eco-friendly weddings.

Found on Pinterest via crazyforus.com (LEFT) and weddingforward.com (RIGHT)

If you love vintage charms and rustic details, this idea is for you. Simply collect old frames from thrift stores or yard sales and hang them on a wood palette or antique door frame. Then mix in a bunch of old and new photos with your table lists for guests to find their seat. For a more polished look you could even stain or paint the wood.

Articles that might interest you:

Plantable Wedding Favors Designed For Environmental Causes
Capture What Makes Seed Paper Special By Encouraging Guests To Plant & Post!
A Look At Wedding Industry Waste + Eco-friendly Wedding Tips


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