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!

1. Invitations:

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!

Eco-Friendly Paper Good Brands such as Paper Culture, Caroline Creates and Artifact Uprising are great alternatives to traditional paper good suites.

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2. Food:
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)
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You can even identify what is sustainably available in your region by month via Sustainable Table

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3. Waste:
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!

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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.

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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!

Lindsay Recknell

Lindsay Recknell co-founded Wedding Recycle out of pure necessity…the fifteen centerpiece vases on the living room floor had got to go! But finding a targeted audience to sell them to was the tricky part – not just anyone wanted fifteen fish bowls for their home. Thus Wedding Recycle was born – a place to connect with other new newlyweds and recently engaged couples, sharing ideas, and décor, with each other. Lindsay has always been an entrepreneur, a multi-dimensional self-starter prone to acts of randomness and dynamic ventures in her life. In addition to consulting as a data analyst during her “day job”, Lindsay’s role at Wedding Recycle is everything – business development, content creation, media correspondent and community liaison. If you contact Wedding Recycle, it’s likely you’ll get a response from Lindsay first and from that moment, you’ll understand and experience the passion, dedication, joy and motivation she has for the Wedding Recycle community and the wedding industry itself.

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