Eco-friendly Weddings: 5 Great Products Available Now
Words by Utterly Printable
Creating an eco-friendly wedding is not easy, especially when you have to consider budget restraints. People have to travel, the event is going to generate lots of waste, and you’ll be offered single-use plastics as a cheaper alternative to many of the products. Thankfully there are plenty of eco-friendly wedding products on offer, including party supplies. So, here are some great ideas for things that are available now to help green up your big day.
1. Fabric Bunting
This is a great alternative for decorations, whether you have them strung up around the barn or at a venue. The key is eco-friendly reusable decorations. After the event you can use them to decorate your garden, house, or simply put them away for the next big celebration. You can get fabric bunting online quite easily, or you can even make your own from scraps of material. You don’t even need to be able to sew as it can be made with no sewing machine required.
Other alternatives to creating the perfect centrepiece include miniature pot plants, and beeswax candles. Both of these are more environmentally friendly than other options and will last after the wedding is over. You have the opportunity to pick plants that match your colour scheme. Beeswax candles have a long burning time and are available with a scent should you require. Finally, you could also make your own centrepieces by using old gin bottles, which means they can be recycled afterwards, or you can fill them with fairy lights and again let your guests take them home.
3. Bamboo Plates
Bamboo plates are a great alternative for outdoor or garden parties, as they do not break in the same way as china would, and they are certainly not plastic or acrylic. Another alternative is to look for a company that hires tableware, and this can include vintage tea set type hire which may complement the theme of your wedding. The best choice for you depends on the food you will be serving on the day.
4. Eco-Friendly Wedding Invitations
Of course, you should keep an eye out for eco-friendly wedding invitations. Depending on how they are produced, the paper used and various other factors, you invitations can be a great way of cutting back on your wedding’s carbon footprint. We have a wide range of eco-friendly invitations in stock and put a lot of effort into ensuring that we are working as close to carbon neutral as possible with carbon offsetting programs, as well as a great range of paperless alternatives if you’re looking to go completely carbon neutral (such as our wedding invitations for WhatsApp). Find out more about our efforts to become the most eco-friendly printer we can be here.