With the world becoming even more environmentally conscious, why stop when planning your wedding? Here’s a list of handy tips to make your wedding eco-friendly, which we hope will help you think twice when it comes to those non-useable plastics. After all, even the royal Princess Eugenie banned single use plastics on her wedding day!
Sending e-invites and creating a wedding website
We encourage all wedding couples to send out e-invites instead of paper. You can make them as fun and personable as you wish and the best bit is, not only are you helping the environment, you are also saving A LOT of money.
Use websites such as www.weddingwire.co.uk/wedding-website or www.withjoy.com; they are easy to set up and have plenty of templates meaning you can customise to your own taste. You are able to track your RSVP’s, guests’ allergies and have everything you need in one place, plus it’s free!
Get a second-hand wedding dress
All brides search for those ‘special moments’ that they wish to share with their loved ones. When it comes to searching for your wedding dress, the experience of being in a bridal boutique and having that ‘WOW’ moment is every bride’s dream. Once you have found the ‘one’, try searching for that perfect dress on www.stillwhite.co.uk which is a platform for all brides to sell their preloved wedding dresses at an affordable price, whilst also being super environmentally friendly. Of course, after your wedding you may also decide to pop your wedding dress on there to sell on!
Use flowers that are in bloom
Try using flowers that are in bloom; not only will it reduce the carbon footprint of air travel due to flying in out-of-season flowers, it will also save you money. Many florists can create single bloom bouquets of flowers that are within season to create gorgeous bouquets and table displays. Check out www.blossomandkelp.co.uk and www.thisruggedcoast.co.uk for inspiration!
Spring – tulips, bluebells, forget-me-nots, hellebores, fritillaries, anemones, muscari, hyacinths
Summer – sunflowers, hydrangea, peonies, roses, sweet pea, mint, nigella, agapanthus
Autumn – dahlia, herbs, freesia, gypsophilia, hydranagea, lilies, lisianthus, orchids, roses
Winter – magnolia, winter heather, snowdrop, hellebores, ranunculas
Always book local suppliers
Supporting local businesses is hugely important and it definitely helps that Cornwall is filled with wedding suppliers who are very creative and passionate individuals. We have a wide variety of local suppliers that we highly recommend to all of our wedding couples and we always have the best feedback.
Hire your decorations
Hiring decorations is a great way to re-use and recycle. Not only do most companies bring your decorations to the venue and set them up, they also come and collect them. After a few bubbles the night before, trust us, you’ll be glad not to be taking your decorations back up the Lusty Glaze stairs! The lovely people at www.stargazeyweddingdecorhire.co.uk are so helpful and have beautiful décor to hire.
Until next time,
Naomi, Lauren and Lisa x
Image – Albion Row www.albionrow.com
Flowers – Blossom & Kelp www.blossomandkelp.co.uk