If you’re the type of person who religiously recycles their cardboard and is always looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint, chances are you’ll want your love of the environment to shine through on your wedding day too. But where to start?
Wedding planning can already be overwhelming, without factoring sustainability and the environment into the equation as well! But the good news is, there are plenty of ways you can go green and still have the day of your dreams.
The Wedding Team at Delamere Manor are passionate about the environment and have worked with lots of couples to create an eco-friendly day – here are a few ideas to get you started:
Once you’ve decided on the date and venue for your big day, the next step is often to let your future guests know, either through an initial save the date or an invite. Your stationery style really sets the tone and theme for your wedding, so it’s an ideal place to start when considering the environment. Whether you’re inspired by sustainable materials such as leather, wood or perhaps upcycled fabric, there is a wealth of eco-friendly options out there, with many companies also giving back to the environment with every sale.
As well as your invitations, if you’re planning on printing menus, place names and a wedding booklet, consider using seed paper – not only is it biodegradable, it sprouts into flowers once potted. Beautiful!
Eco Friendly Gift List
When putting together your gift list, there are plenty of ways you can make sustainability the order of the day – from choosing eco friendly items to using shops that support environmental initiatives.
If you’re not planning on having a formal gift list, an alternative idea is to consider asking your guests to donate to a charity close to your heart, or one that focuses on the environment or animal welfare.
When shopping for engagement and wedding rings, check with your jeweller that they are committed to conflict-free diamonds. You can even track your diamond through the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme.
These are just a few simple ways you can incorporate sustainable thinking into your wedding planning. At Delamere Manor, surrounded by rolling hills in the Cheshire countryside, there are plenty of ways we can help you go green on your big day.