Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. But, weddings come with a hefty cost and we’re not talking about money.
With the average UK wedding using 1.45 tons of carbon dioxide, which is the same as running three cars for a year, it’s clear that weddings are costing the environment
1. Choose a Vintage Wedding Dress
Finding the perfect look for your wedding can feel like a minefield. Most dresses are imported from overseas with a huge impact on the environment. Opt for a vintage gown instead to find something truly unique with no carbon footprint.
2. Organize Vegetarian Catering for Your Wedding Meal
With meat being one of the biggest contributors of CO2 across the globe, going vegetarian is an easy and super affordable way to reduce the environmental impact of your big day.
3. Use Reusable Décor and Wedding Favors
Many decorations for weddings are single use and are thrown away at the end of the night. Avoid this waste by choosing reusable decorations which can be hired by your wedding planner or venue.
4. Keep Your Wedding Local
It can be tempting to avoid local venues so that your wedding is different from your friends, however staying close to home is the kindest choice for the planet. By celebrating locally your guests won’t have so far to travel and will use less energy getting there.
5. Consider a British Honeymoon
Dreams of jetting off might appeal but as well as being super expensive, they also create a massive carbon footprint. A long-haul flight will create thousands of tonnes of CO2, so consider staying in the UK. A romantic, UK honeymoon is a truly relaxing way to get your happily ever after started