Ethical Wedding tips

Updated: Feb 18

Want to have the most ethical and sustainable wedding possible?

Thankfully there are more ethical wedding suppliers and solutions than ever before so planning an eco friendly wedding has never been easier. We share some of our favourite tips and ideas below.

The Planning

Panning a wedding is fun and exciting but also hard work! Despite your best intentions and strong values; it is certainly the case that planning an ethical or sustainable wedding adds an extra layer of complication.

Many couples love the challenge of planning everything themselves, but others would much rather have a bit of help along the way. If you want some help to plan an ethical or sustainable wedding there are lots of wedding planners out there who specialise in eco wedding planning such as Green Soul Weddings or Our Story Begins

If, however, you are going it alone some of the tips below may help.

The Invites

There are lots of eco friendly invite options such as using recycled paper; or paper that is impregnated with seeds and can be planted and then grown into flowers.

Many stationer's specialise in sustainable invites these days so it shouldn't be too hard to find someone who can produce your invites in an eco friendly way.

If you want to save on the cost of your invites how about making your own? This can add a real personal touch right from the outset.

A super sustainable option is to send your invites out digitally rather than in physical form. There are lots of specialist companies that provide this service.

If you would rather send physical invites you could instead encourage guests to rsvp by email rather than card/letter.

The Venue & locality

It's worth thinking about how far your guests will have to travel to the venue. The further they have to travel the higher the carbon footprint of your event. Therefore, keeping your wedding as local as possible for as many guests as possible is a good option.

Also consider holding your ceremony and reception in the same venue; or as close to each other as possible to avoid too much travel in between. Not only is this more sustainable, it also makes life easier for everyone (inclu