10 Ideas for an Eco-friendly Wedding

Less stuff, more love. Simple, stress-free weddings have a lot in common with an eco-sustainable approach to your big day. Pare back and focus on what is truly needed. Save on costs, save on unnecessary stuff and do a little towards saving the environment on your wedding day. 

Start with some simple ideas, or create a low impact wedding that reflects the eco-warriors that you are!

1. Eco friendly wines - choose locally produced, hand crafted wines made with minimal intervention

 

2. Make your own natural confetti with a hole punch and native leaves, dried flowers/herbs

3. Ask guests to walk or cycle to the wedding, or provide green transport options

 

4. Sign up to a gift register that benefits your favourite cause

5. Choose recyclable and biodegradable crockery and cutlery, or simply use glass (wash and recycle)

 

6. Donate reception leftovers to a local soup kitchen and avoid wastage

 

7. Go for minimal impact with digital invites and updates – avoid printing

 

8. Hire your wedding dress or bridal party outfits instead of buying – flowers too!

9. Check your Food Miles - Can you source produce locally, does your venue use local produce, wild foods or foraged produce, can you offer vegan and vegetarian?

 

10. Gift all your guests with a reusable water bottle for the day they can keep as a memento – who said bonbonniere was old fashioned?

 

And plan your honeymoon in the Yarra Valley or Dandenong Ranges instead of overseas and keep the vibe local and luscious.