In the hype of planning your wedding, it is easy to forget how wasteful weddings can end up being. Wouldn't it be great if your wedding could help the environment instead of adding to the damage? I have listed 5 ways to plan a more eco-friendly based wedding and cut down on the amount of waste created! Oh, and it's also going to save you some money, too!
A great way to reuse items in your wedding is to repurpose your flowers. If you have a beautifully crafted floral arrangement at your ceremony, ask your florist if that can be moved to your head table for the reception. You can also have empty vases around the reception for your bridesmaids to leave their bouquets. This way you get to use these florals in multiple areas, giving them a secondary purpose. Plus, this allows you to purchase fewer flowers for your wedding.
This next one goes back to how to reduce the amount of paper products involved in your wedding. With technology being at everybody's fingertips right now, a great way to cut back on paper is to utilize an online invitation for your guests. Not only is this great for not wasting paper, but invitations are also pretty expensive, so this could be a major budgeting cut for you. Now I understand there is something very beautiful and exciting about designing you and your fiancé's wedding invitations. If this is something you feel like you need to do, then maybe incorporate an online RSVP. Not only will this cut back on RSVP cards, but also on additional envelopes and stamps. Zola has a great RSVP system that will automatically count how many of your guests have RSVP’d and how many are planning on attending your wedding!
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