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Earth Day is upon us and as we prepare to pick wild flowers, flush less and compost more, we should also take a moment to consider what are some easy ways to create a more eco-friendly wedding experience!
Before the wedding day even arrives we have to consider how we will tell our future gift-givers, errrrr…. I mean ‘GUESTS,’ how they can join you in the wedding celebrations!
Did you know not all food is created equal and some foods require a lot of airline/ground transportation and chemical processing before it lands on your plates. Let us seek out the locally grown organic farms and gardens in our areas for our wedding catering needs and bring awareness to the local produce and selection available according to your region and season. (Photo Credit: Gray Kammera Photography)
You can even identify what is sustainably available in your region by month via Sustainable Table
According to Green Bride Guide the average wedding produces roughly 400-600 lbs of waste!
Here are three easy ways to reduce that waste… Purchase or identify 3 different colored trash receptacles and dedicate one to Recyclables (Aluminum, Glass, Plastics), one for Compostables (Bio-degradables, Paper, Food, Food Soiled Paper), and the other for basic garbage. There are even organizations that will come out and pick up your compostables, such as COMPOST NOW!
4. Wedding Day Style:
Long gone are the eco-friendly burlap sacks of fashion and make way for a new age of amazingly innovative and sustainable fashion designers ready to penetrate even the Wedding Fashion Markets to help further the Fashion Revolution that has taken place this past 3 years. The diverse variety of eco and ethical fashion opportunities in the wedding world is mind-blowingly positive.
Photo By Jordan Weiland Photography | Dress by : Kendall Leonard Designs
Now Happy Eco-Friendly Wedding Planning to You and Have an Intentional and Impactful Earth Day! Let us make every day about helping making the world a better place!
For more ways to waste less, give back and use your wedding day to impact others visit Black Sheep Bride for more info!