It’s August… what?!
As we welcome a new month, we happily welcome a new guest blogger to our site. Below, freelance writer Casey Pontrelli applies her knowledge of the event industry, and shares different ideas on how you can make your future wedding eco-friendly. Mother Nature could always use some love, right?
Your wedding will arguably be one of the most important moments in your life. It is, therefore, invaluable that all aspects, from the rings to the food and decorations, flawlessly represent you and your special someone. Even the smallest of details cannot be overlooked. For example, a wedding, just like any other event, generates large quantities of waste that can be harmful to the environment. However, there are a variety of options available for you to limit the geological impact of your romantic vintage or boho fabulous ceremony and reception.
Sophisticated and Earth-Friendly Tableware
Because many tableware items, such as plates, trays, cups and utensils, cannot be recycled, they are one of the biggest generators of waste. Many couples are hesitant to use bio-safe and disposable products because these can be viewed as unrefined or ill-suited to the theme. But, contrary to belief, there exists stunning, eco-friendly tableware crafted from bamboo or palm leaves, sugarcane that looks like porcelain, and even sleek wood.
Many of these materials are compostable and biodegradable. For example, Bio and Chic offers beautiful bamboo cutlery and wooden plates that display the unique grains of the wood for a naturally elegant table. Guests will know you have thought of everything when it comes to the glitz and glam, and you’ll know it’s all safe for the ecosystem.
Reuse and Repurpose
Aside from the rings, the dress, and the meal, one of the most important aspects of your wedding will be the decor, which should reflect the personalities and styles of both of you. That is why you need to search out memorable and unique decorations. Instead of relying on generic, pre-made decorations, try to find vintage items that have been carefully refurbished or repurposed. For example, you can fill antique items like delicate and decorative birdcages with candles or flowers. You can add even more of a classic touch using lanterns and decorative food trays.
Because your wedding is such an important day for you two and your loved ones, you should use only the best materials. If you are trying to create a seriously gala-worthy wedding that is both fashionable and good for the environment, it is important to seek out innovative ways to stay green.
Author Bio: Casey Pontrelli is a freelance writer and content strategist. She has collaborated with a variety of industry insiders, from independent boutique owners to leading brands, and enjoys writing about travel and events, as well as fashion.