Find an eco-friendly caterer who uses all-natural and organic products.
Use re-usable dishware instead of providing guests with plastic-ware that will just be thrown away.
Provide guests with a recycling and a compost bins.
Instead of providing a full meal, accommodate guests with appetizers or set up a dessert bar where guests can choose what they like and build it themselves.
Host the wedding at an eco-friendly venue such as a backyard with a mountain view.
You can also save electricity and lighting by hosting it at a national park or outdoor location during the day.
Limit the transportation for yourself and guests by having the wedding and reception at the same location.
Use recycled paper for all invites from the wedding showers and save-the-dates to the actual wedding invitation.
Send e-vites by designing and creating your very own invitation online where guests can even respond without having to use unnecessary paper responses.
Use local and organic flowers by finding a florist who uses flowers grown locally without harsh chemicals.
By having an outdoor wedding with trees and natural flowers around, you won’t need to buy as many flowers.
Find an eco-friendly photographer who uses less paper, eco-labs and rechargeable batteries.
Find a wedding gown made with recycled materials.
Grab your mother’s wedding dress from the ’80s and update it with your own style, without having to buy a new dress. Or, you could just wear it how it is and have an ’80s themed wedding day!
Go to a local thrift store, find a dress that has good bones and add to it.