Here at Perfectly Planned 4 You, we understand the need to make sure that sustainability is at the heart everything we do. However, we also know that no one wants to attend a wedding that isn't filled with everything the happy couple wants! With that in mind, we have put together 5 simple, yet effective, tips to help you plan a sustainable day that ticks all your boxes. Because if you can't have everything you want on your wedding day, when can you?
If you can find a venue that is close to you and the majority of your guests then you are onto a winner from the outset as this will keep your carbon footprint low. Permanent buildings are usually more sustainable as opposed to marquees as the building doesn’t require transporting and erecting before decoration.
Blank canvas weddings can also be a great choice as you get to pick the suppliers and decorations that suit you, meaning you can choose to deal only with companies that provide sustainably sourced materials products and ingredients.
Photo by Remain in Light Photography
2. Wedding Favours
There are some beautiful wedding favours that are sustainably made such as seed packets that can double up as name places, mini potted succulents that can hold name cards or recycled boxes filled with tasty goodies.
If you are brave you could even consider making your own baked favours or sourcing sustainable items to go into recycled boxes and bags. It’s a great idea to use the favour as a name card too to reduce the amount of paper you are using.
3. Hire a Wedding Planner
Rather than spend your time worrying about how to make your special day sustainable; let a wedding planner lighten the load. You can stipulate exactly what you want and they will work with you to ensure your wedding is kind to the environment and makes you happy on the day.
Our creative wedding planning skills can be utilised if you are looking for a Hackney wedding planner to help you plan your London wedding or a wedding further afield! Take a look at our services and call us to discuss your needs.
Cherelle of Perfectly Planned 4 You. Photo by The Woman & The Wolf
4. Sustainable Paper Products
Before you buy your invites, the Order of Service, RSVP cards, Save the Date cards, confetti and even disposable dinnerware stop and find a sustainable manufacturer.
There are some truly stunning invite designers out there that only use recycled paper and card and others that ensure their designs are fully biodegradable. It’s worth the extra effort to keep everything looking great and sustainable all at the same time!
5. Reuse or Hire Decorations
Your day needs to look perfect but do you really want to keep all the cake stands or vases after it is all over? Many brides buy their decorations second hand and sell them on after their wedding so there are always options open to you if you are good with online auction sites.
You could also consider hiring your decorations which is more sustainable than buying and comes with the added bonus of getting them delivered before the big day and collected afterwards, meaning that you don’t need to worry about where to store them!
So, if you are looking to host a sustainable London wedding or need a London wedding planner then get in touch with us today, we’d be happy to answer any questions you have about holding a sustainable wedding.