If you’re an environmentally conscious couple, you may be a bit stressed about the ecological footprint your wedding will have. Though it can be easy to produce a lot of waste at a typical wedding, it can be just as easy to reduce it! In this and an upcoming post, we’ll be sharing some simple ways to minimize the environmental impact of your wedding without reducing the fun, the style, or the experience.
+Serve food that is grown and prepared locally as much as possible, and choose dishes that feature in-season produce. This helps keeps resources used to transport food, as well as chemicals used to grow it, to a minimum. Plus, it will taste much fresher! Some families even choose to cater the wedding themselves. While this certainly takes a lot of time and hard work, it can be a good option if you love your family’s cooking!
+Just like with food, flowers’ environmental impact varies a lot based on two things: how local they are and how in-season. Choose flowers that are naturally growing right now to reduce the resources it would take to grow naturally out-of-season flowers. And contact local farms and florists to see how close to home you can source your flowers.
+Consider having your ceremony and reception in the same location. This drastically reduces the fuel your guests will use and the emissions all that driving would produce. The bonus is that it can be much less stress for your guests and for you!
Check back on the blog later this week, when we’ll be sharing a few more easy tips for reducing the environmental impact of your wedding!