Wedding Day Checklist: Planning an Eco-friendly Wedding

Birchwoods Banquet FacilityThese days, many people are sensitive about leaving a carbon, even on their wedding day.

There are ways to have an eco-friendly wedding without sacrificing the wedding of your dreams.

  • Keep your design simple. Think about using things like organic-dyed materials for tablecloths and linen napkins. Avoid paper products. Organic-dyed materials are things like linen, flaxen and burlap.
  • Choose an outdoor location for at least part of your day. Vows can be exchanged and pictures can be taken outdoors.
  • Choose eco-friendly wedding rings. You can find a jeweler who is eco-friendly and have your rings designed accordingly. Recycled gold and fair-labor gemstones can be used in the design and creation of the rings.
  • Keep it local. Using local vendors will keep transportation emissions low. It's also a great way to support the local economy. Look for a local florists who sells organic flowers.
  • Hire a green wedding planner. If you decide to go the wedding planner route, look into hiring a green wedding planner. These are wedding planners that special in weddings that are eco-friendly.
  • Make the invitations eco-friendly. You can find many different types of eco-friendly wedding invitations. It can be as simple as invitations that use recycled paper.
  • Keep your attire "green". Consider wearing a wedding dress that is already in the family and has been used in the past. You can also donate clothing and items after the wedding day.
  • Choosing "green" gifts. You can register with eco-friendly companies. Suggest to guests that they buy gifts from local stores.