5 ways how to make your wedding more sustainable

13.09.2018
Constanze Diekmann

More and more people want to implement a more sustainable lifestyle that protects the environment. But those who plan a wedding know how much effort, costs and above all materials are necessary. But there are many ways to make your big day more sustainable.
So why not give something back on the big day of the environment?
Making your wedding eco-friendly can also have a big impact on your wallet - and who does not like to save a bit of money on a usually high-cost wedding?



1. The Motto

The combination of vintage and the so-called "green wedding" is the ideal way to make your wedding more sustainable and cost-effective. Above all, the topic of vintage is not only very popular with many bridal couples, but also saves money. Here you can combine many old decorative elements and accessories with others. Whether at the party table or in the suit of the groom, at home with grandma and grandfather, with the parents or at the flea market, you will surely find some nice vintage items that give your wedding a very rustic flair. In addition, a vintage wedding gives you endless possibilities for interpretation and a unique wedding that combines old and new and thus has a lasting effect. The addition of a green wedding enhances the effect of a sustainable wedding, because here the focus is placed primarily on a conscious lifestyle. And all areas that play a role in this type of wedding should be implemented. The combination of these two themes also creates a green wedding in a rustic atmosphere.

 

2. The Location

The right location is very important. Anyone who wants to do something good for the environment should limit themselves to a close environment. Because most of the guests are probably living close by. Through this a lot of CO2 emissions can be saved.

3. The Decoration

The decoration is an important topic for the bride and is an integral part of the planning. A homemade decoration is not only sustainable and cost-saving, but also gives you a very special and personal touch. For example, Pinterest is an outstanding source of inspiration for many. It is very easy to create a nice decoration with the help of friends. Once again, the combination of vintage and green wedding stands for environmentally consciousness and cost-effectiveness. For example, collect jam jars and embellish them with linen or lace or your old grandma's lace crochet blankets. But you can also collect small items, flower vases or vintage dishes from a second-hand shop and use them. When it comes to flowers, you should focus on regional plants, what does not only save money, but also minimizes the loss of transport, including CO2 emissions. Furthermore, you can use natural materials. Good examples are wood or natural stones.

 

4. Accessories and jewelry

Of course, the bride's jewelry and the accessories for the groom can be chosen deliberately. To be as sustainable as possible, you should choose jewelry and accessories that are upcylced or fair-trade. If you opt for new products, pay attention to appropriate seals that guarantee a sustainable and fair production. The environmentally conscious bridal couple can therefore also pay attention to recycled stones or metals in their choice of rings. Maybe there is also a special heirloom in the family, which can be used.

We at BeWooden also care deeply about the environment, which is why we respect fair conditions and sustainability. Fair pay, high quality and a family working environment mean a lot to us. In addition, our products are made of wood by hand. We use excess wood from the furniture production.

The bride can, for example, also resort to sustainable silver jewelry. But also, for the groom there are many possibilities. How about for example, a vintage-styled wooden fly, cufflinks or suspenders that are created by hand and guaranteed sustainable?

5. Presents for the guests

Do not invest your money in a lot of small and expensive items that your guests throw away after a short time. The popular sweet almonds also have a negative impact on the environment through its plastic packaging. So creatively offers your guests something unique.
Give your guests, according to the theme, plants such as potted plants, herbs or flower seeds in the glass. But if it must be something sweet, make sure that no plastic is used for the packaging. Stay in your local environment.

Anyone looking for something very personal and individual can include an engraving into their present. How about, for example, a pocket mirror made of wood, on which you can engrave a small saying or the day of your wedding. This is not only personal, but also very practical and durable for the wedding guests.

And now it’s your turn. What will YOU do to make your wedding more sustainable?



BeWooden - Constanze Diekmann
Constanze Diekmann
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