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
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
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.
Locally Farmed Honey Wedding Favors With Seed Paper Tags
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.
Farm Fresh Veggie Goodie Bag Favors
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
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. 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.
All Natural Insect Repellent Jars
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 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.
Upcycle Wood Pallet + Vintage Frame Seating Charts
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.
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