5 Eco-Friendly Wedding Ideas for Earth Day

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 19, 2013

In honor of Earth Day on Monday, we’re sharing our ideas to help you plan a green wedding. If you didn’t know, a green wedding is when a couple opts out for environmentally friendly alternatives from the dress to the cake. Here are 4 ways to shrink your carbon footprint–in other words, reduce, reuse and recycle:

1. Invitations

Save trees by choosing invitations that are plantable or nix invitations altogether and send Evites through your personalized wedding website.

Photo: Christa Elyce Photography

2. Flowers

Most imported flowers are sprayed with harsh chemicals. Consider walking down the aisle without a bouquet or decorate your altar with blooms you can replant after the wedding.

Photo: Mirelle Carmichael Photography

3. Place Setting 

At each setting, place a piece of greenery. For example, ferns are known to remove pollutants from the air.

Photo: Cuisine Chez Vous

4. Organic Food

Even though it can be more expensive, organic food from you local farmer’s market can be an option in your budget.

Photo: Narrative Images

5. Favors 

Just like you should replant some of your blooms after the wedding, give your guests a potted plant, such as a succulent, so they can watch love grow.

Photo: Mirelle Carmichael Photography