How to be Green: The Perfect Eco-Wedding

Love is like a tree; it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being."

Here at I Do, we have your go-to guide for the latest and greatest wedding trends and tips; today, we’ll let you in on an exclusive secret. The hottest wedding trend of 2023 is, you guessed it, sustainability!

Making an effort to reduce your environmental impact, without sacrificing all the beautiful details can seem daunting, but fear not! We’re here to help you plan your dream wedding without sacrificing the planet. Without further ado, these are our top five tips for going green glamorously. 

Something Old: Vintage Vibes

Reduce waste and amp up the uniqueness factor by going vintage! Why settle for store-bought when you can rock one-of-a-kind pieces? With so many online vintage shops these days, it’s a breeze to find timeless treasures. So, shop for vintage jewellery, clothes, or decor — they’re as unique as your love story!

Love at First Bite: Nourish the Planet!

Ready to make your menu planet-friendly? It’s easier than you think! Find an ethical catering company that sources locally and uses fair-trade ingredients to serve up deliciousness while being kind to the environment. Don’t forget about locally sourced alcohol too!

Consider a more plant-based menu that doesn’t skimp on flavour. You don’t have to give up everything you love; just make some eco-savvy choices, like opting for free-range or pasture-raised animal products. And don’t forget, seasonal ingredients can set the mood for your dreamy destination!

An Eco-Friendly Touch-Up: Glowing Green Beauty!

On your special day, you deserve the best, including eco-friendly makeup! Look for cruelty-free, vegan, green ingredients and zero-waste makeup brands. These high-quality products will leave you looking stunning and guilt-free!

The Grand Exit: Petal Power!

Forget the classic confetti exit! Go eco-chic with a unique and planet-friendly alternative. Swap out rice and confetti for biodegradable flower petals like roses or lavender, the perfect way to adorn your love story!

Designed to Perfection: Ethical Elegance!

Walk down the aisle in style and sustainability! There are endless ways to find an eco-friendly wedding dress. Choose from organic fabrics, fair-trade materials, or even recycled fabrics to minimise your environmental impact. You can look fabulous and feel good, knowing you’re making a positive change.

Say it with Flowers: Seasonal and Local Arrangements!

Picture this; Your wedding, surrounded by lush blossoms that are in perfect harmony with the season. Seasonal flowers reflect the natural beauty of the time of year, and guarantee their freshness and longevity. You’ll be delighted to see nature’s finest artistry reflecting your love story. Embracing native blooms can also reduce carbon emissions and enhance the authenticity of a destination wedding – result!

Your wedding day can be the ultimate expression of love for you, your partner, and the planet. Embrace these eco-friendly tips, and you’ll be the green goddess of your very own dream wedding!