4. Choose Eco-friendly Wedding Rings


When it comes to planning a green wedding, the last thing you would want to do is wear a blood diamond. To avoid that, opt for rings made from recycled gold and fair-trade gemstones. You can also consider recycling your own or ancestral gold jewellery to modernise it.

5. Use Local Vendors

The Wedding Salad

Almost anything and everything for your wedding can be sourced locally. Choose vendors in your area to keep the transportation emissions minimal. For decoration, opt for organic flowers or find out about the blooms that grow locally. Not only will it help to plan an eco-friendly wedding but it is also a great way to support your local economy.

For food, opt for a caterer who uses organic ingredients. If your wedding venue only offers in-house wedding catering, then tailor your food menu to seasonal foods.  

6. Go Digital With Wedding Photography

Harshit Pandey Photography

For sure most photographers these days use digital cameras as they don’t require harsh chemicals and film rolls that film photography does. But you can also take it a step ahead by requesting your wedding photographer to give you digital prints rather than albums. This way you can save paper and print a few that you would like to frame and share the best ones with your friends and family via a messaging app or email. You can even host the whole of your wedding album on your wedding website. Tools like Wedshoots are available to serve this very purpose and make sharing photos easier. Your guests can also like comment or share photos and videos on such platforms.

7. Opt for E-Invites

Tars Invitations

Sending digital wedding invitations means a lot of paper and a substantial amount of money saved. This does not mean that you have to go with boring paperless invites. You can design lovely invitations online, set up a cool wedding website, or even create a wedding invitation video.

In case it’s a must for you to go for printed invites, ask your vendors to print it on recycled papers. And while you are at it, consider including a line in your card requesting the guests to recycle the invitation after the big day.

8. Wedding Gifts

Bespoke Storiez

It’s likely that your loved ones will consider a gift a must but if you can, request them to give it either unwrapped or in a recycled gift bag or paper. Alternatively, you can ask your friends and family to make a donation to a charity doing some good work for Mother Nature.

Planning an eco-friendly wedding does not mean that you have to compromise on the most important day of your life; it only means that you are conscious about avoiding waste and excess. Going for a green wedding would also garner attention among your circle and social media. And who doesn't enjoy a little attention every now and then? Make your eco-friendly wedding the talk of the town with these super useful ideas. Having an eco-friendly wedding will make your wedding a one-of-a-kind affair, that will set your wedding apart from the rest and having said that, you will give back to mother nature a greener and a cleaner environment which is a blessing in the disguise for each one of us. 

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