How to Help Your Couples Plan a Green Wedding
We are passionate about being as eco-friendly as possible. We love seeing what steps our venues are taking to improve their carbon footprint and increase sustainability. That’s why we were thrilled to see Hedsor House introduce the UK’s first curated carbon-neutral wedding. The Alexander is a planet-positive wedding package for couples who want an authentically sustainable wedding day without compromising on quality and style. By carefully choosing suppliers with green credentials and prioritising options to reduce waste, The Alexander have achieved a 55% reduction in carbon footprint compared to the average wedding at Hedsor House.
We’ve taken a look at their Green Guide’s suggestions and would love to share some interesting ideas with you for encouraging couples to plan eco-friendly weddings and make a difference to the carbon footprint of weddings:
- Getting Ready
Encourage couples to look for second-hand or vintage dresses to help reduce fast fashion and sustain the planet. We love Recycle My Wedding for their pre-loved wedding dresses, accessories and decor which can be bought and then resold, continuing the cycle of re-using, recycling, and re-purposing. By shopping pre-loved items, you’re also helping re-wild forests as 10% of every item listed gets donated to Trees For Life.
- Food and Drink
Recommend a caterer who will pick seasonal, organic, and homegrown produce and encourage your couple to consider reducing the amount of meat on their menu or offering a fully plant-based dining experience. This might interest them and their guests in trying more eco-friendly and sustainable options and encourage them to adopt healthier eating habits.
- Flowers and Decor
Flowers and decorations bring the “look” of your wedding together, but they do come at a cost – both financial and environmental. If your couples choose seasonal and local flowers, they can incorporate nature’s beauty into their special day while maintaining a minimal carbon footprint output.
What are your thoughts? We’d love to know more about your venue’s sustainability journey and any plans you have for encouraging couples to lessen their environmental impact and mitigate carbon emissions.
Head to The Collective and share your opinion!