5 ways to be environmentally friendly on on your wedding day
In light of the recent protests asking politicians to take action against our climate crisis, it has got me thinking more than ever about what we as individuals can do. We are all aware of issues such as single use plastics but what about your wedding day? As a wedding business, I started thinking what can we all do to ensure your wedding day is as environmentally friendly as possible, every little bit helps, right?!
At Pink Peony Weddings we use lots of ethically sourced and reclaimed items and i try to avoid single use products as much as possible. My Father-in-law sources wood from the local trust that has be felled responsibly and uses it to make beautiful items that I use over and over again, such as our centrepieces, cake stands and signage. I also love an excuse to hunt through junk shops, boot fairs and antique shops to see what I can find! My recent buy has been lots of gorgeous vintage medicine bottles that make gorgeous bud vases!
Below are my top 5 tips to help the environment on your wedding day!
Get Thrifty-Use reclaimed and reloved decorations for your wedding day, anything from vintage candlesticks to old suitcases goes!Its amazing what you can find and think about the history behind every item..plus its totally unique so you won’t see it at another wedding! Alternatively, using a business such as Pink Peony Weddings means you are renting reusable items that are used time after time rather than ending up in landfill!
Confetti shot-Everyone loves a confetti shot! Have you thought about using biodegradable confetti?Our fave is Shropshire petals, their range of dried flower mix is beautiful and looks gorgeous in confetti cones, or how about filling an old galvanised tin bucket?See shropshire petals great range here: https://www.shropshirepetals.com
Vintage rings-I love the idea of sourcing your wedding rings from an antique shop, I bet there is years of happy memories inside those rings!How about displaying them in this gorgeous wooden ring box? Found here on etsy:https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/593773702/rustic-ring-bearer-pillow-wedding-wood?ref=hp_rv-1&pro=1&frs=1
Sustainable venues- Do your research and talk to venues to find out how they do their bit, do they use single use cutlery and plates, do they recycle, do they source locally produced food and drinks to keep their carbon footprints low?We recently met with a new venue, Old School Wolverton. They are extremely eco friendly and very conscious of using suppliers who are like minded, such as ourselves!! Check them out if you are looking for a venue.https://oldschoolwolverton.org
Flowery thoughts-Why not source a florist that is sustainable and environmentally conscious?We love What Bits and Buds do, straying away from harmful foam and using brown paper to wrap!Check out her page for lots of loveliness!http://bitsandbuds.co.uk/weddings
What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make-Jane Goodall