Eco-Friendly Wedding Tips

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Basking in the afterglow of Earth Day, we started thinking of small ways in which we can make a difference – even in the wedding world! Here at Wayfarers, we’re all about embracing beautiful planet Earth and all it has to offer. Say ‘I Do’ to thinking sustainably in your wedding planning! Read on for tips and tricks on how to give Mother Earth just a little extra love when tying the knot.

 

 

 

 

The beach is the most popular location wedding style nowadays and numerous bride-to-bes wish to start their wedding theme off right with a stunning beach style wedding event invitation. #weddinginvitations

Photo | Wedding Maxim

Send Smart

When it comes to your wedding invites, there’s a few ways to save a tree. If you’re a classic bride and want to send formal invitations, consider using post-consumer recycled paper or seed paper your guests can actually plant! If you’re more of a modern bride-to-be, there’s a plethora of digital services you can use that are just as dazzling as the real thing.

 

 

 

 

Photo | Oh-So-Perfect Proposal

Conflict-Free Bling

Shop smart, shop responsibly! Do your diligence and ensure your engagement and wedding baubles are ethically derived, sold and certified.

 

 

 

 

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Photo | Madison Michelle Photography

Go Green

With all the eco-friendly wedding planning you’re doing, you should be celebrating your big day in the open outdoors! Wayfarers is the perfect green sanctuary for your picturesque, nature-filled day. A bonus? No light bulbs needed – we have the sunshine to thank for that!

 

 

 

 

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Photo | Oh Best Day Ever

Something Old, Something Chic

Restore a vintage wedding dress to do your part in minimizing environmental impact. Every wedding dress has a story – you can rewrite it by making something old new again. Add embellishments or details to customize it to be the dress of your dreams!

 

 

 

 

bridal bouquet full of butterfly ranunculus and fritillaria in white and blush for a summer wedding bouquet #bridalbouquet #weddinginspiration ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Photo | Allentsaiphotos

Ethically Grown Blooms

When it comes to your wedding florals, seek a vendor or florist who uses sustainably sourced flowers. This is becoming pretty common nowadays, but going that extra step will make you feel like you did your part.

 

 

 

 

Giving back on the big day

Photo | Brit Morin

Charitable Registry

Material goods don’t always have to be included on your wedding registry. Consider a charity registry where your guests can make donations to charities close to your heart, or even benefit organizations that help the environment or wildlife.

 

 

 

 

Farm to Table Reception Inspiration From Cedarwood Weddings | Cedarwood Weddings. Garden delight

Photo | Cedarwood Weddings

Utilize Local Caterers

Choose a local caterer who focuses on sustainable, fresh meals. Ask important questions like how they source their food, if they use recycled dinnerware or if they compost leftover food to reduce waste.

 

 

 

 

Not only cut plants can give joy but also potted ones! Use potted flowers, succulents, various greenery for making centerpieces, arches, lining the aisle ...

Photo | Happy Wedd

Plantable Party Favors

Give your guests the gift of growth! Hand out small plants like tomatoes or succulents your guests can enjoy, or opt for seed packets for a simpler parting gift. Not only will they watch their plant grow, but they’ll watch your marriage bloom with it!

 

 

How are you helping the planet on your wedding day? Tag us in your eco-friendly wedding photos on Instagram at @wayfarers_chapel.