5 Ways To Reduce The Environmental Impact Of Your Wedding

It’s wonderful to see that so many people’s New Year’s resolutions for 2019 are to be more conscious of their choices and try to reduce their day-to-day impact on the environment. If you’re planning a wedding, there are also things you can do to help reduce the environmental impact of your wedding. If everyone made one small change, the impact could be great.

5 Ways To Reduce The Environmental Impact Of Your Wedding

The Guest List

Reducing your guest list can make a big difference. Less people means less everything, including waste (and it saves you money in your budget). You can also encourage your guests to car share, take public transport or organise a coach to transport everyone all together.

Winter Wedding Austria

Buy Local

Source as much as you can locally. If you want flowers, look at locally grown, in-season flowers and greenery and opt for a locally produced organic food. Hiring local vendors also reduces yours and their carbon footprint as there will be less travel involved.

A sunflower bouquet for a Chateau de Brametourte wedding by Wild Connections Photography

Go Vegetarian or Vegan

According to this article in The Guardian, avoiding meat and dairy is the “single biggest way” to reduce your environmental impact, so why not consider vegetarian or vegan food for your wedding meal.

Plates of mixed salad in for Bec & Dan's Mayrhofen wedding

Oh So Vintage

Discourage your guests from buying new outfits and consider wearing suits that you already own, jazzing them up with matching ties or waistcoats. For wedding dresses, consider a pre-loved, vintage or up-cycled dress like these stunning ones from Reclamation.

Eco Conscious Honeymoon

Consider sustainable tourism options and eco hotels for your honeymoon. We absolutely loved staying at the Eco Camp in Torres Del Paine in Patagonia, which is 100% sustainable and set in the most incredible surroundings.

Eco Camp Patagonia Honeymoon Location by Wild Connections Photography

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