Your wedding is typically one of the most memorable and best days of your life. However, did you know that weddings can also be extremely wasteful? All the leftover food, flowers, paper goods, and other items that get tossed can add up. In fact, an average wedding can create about 400 pounds of trash. Fortunately, there are ways you can make your wedding more environmentally friendly. Read on to find out!
Flowers are a great way to make a wedding more beautiful, from centerpieces to the bride’s bouquet. However, freshly cut flowers are not environmentally friendly. Instead, opt for alternatives such as potted flowers or spray roses for centerpieces. This reduces waste and provides a memorable souvenir from your big day.
When it comes to choosing food for your guests, consider hiring caterers who offer sustainable, seasonal cuisine. This can help reduce long-distance shipping emissions. Moreover, you can also opt for plated dinners over a buffet to reduce food waste, as well as donate leftover food to homeless shelters or food banks.
Additionally, you can propose with a sustainable engagement ring that’s crafted with lab grown diamonds, which have less impact on the environment.
For more ways you can make your wedding more sustainable, see the accompanying resource.
Infographic created by Grown Brilliance.