In an increasingly eco-conscious world, sustainability is becoming more commonplace in the events industry, and many couples are choosing green weddings to help reduce their environmental impact. Fortunately, couples don’t have to sacrifice any of the charm of a traditional wedding when celebrating sustainably – a green wedding can be just as beautiful and stylish! If you’re planning a green wedding, and are looking for ways to make crafts and decorations with sustainable materials, here are some eco-friendly ideas.
Recycled Paper Invitations
When it comes to preparing invitations, avoid paper made from virgin wood, and instead, look for options made of recycled materials. You can also take things a step further by making your own invitations from paper and other materials you already have. Handmade invitations not only look elegant, but they’re also the perfect way to bring a truly unique and personalized touch to your wedding.
Reusable Place Cards
Folding name cards in favor of reusable place cards is another excellent way to reduce waste. Look for items like handcrafted wood tags or ceramic markers that guests can take home as mementos. If you’re feeling creative, you can even make your own unique markers! Using silverware and teacups for guests’ table names is another fun and attractive solution to disposables.
When it comes to decorations, don’t be afraid to be creative. Try using supplies you have around the house, like fabric scraps, vases, and candles, and repurpose them into unique centerpieces and displays. Browse through flea markets and thrift stores for upcycled decorative items that can be reused after the wedding. Natural elements like branches and pinecones make for simple and lovely decorations that can be found for free in nature.
Sustainable Wedding Favors
When it comes to wedding favors, try to be conscious of the environmental impact of what you give to your guests. Skip those plastic souvenirs, and give something meaningful and eco-friendly. For example, you could give away seed paper favors that, when planted, will grow wildflowers. You can even attach a sweet message and instructions to teach your guests exactly how to plant and grow these favors in their own gardens. Other great alternatives include homemade treats and organic tea bags.
These are just some of the many ways to plan a beautiful and green wedding. If you’re looking for ways to add a unique, eco-friendly touch to your special day, consider these sustainable crafts to make your celebrations that much more memorable.