Princess Eugenie revealed that her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in October 2018 was to be entirely plastic-free and ever since, the trend for environmentally conscious nuptials has grown in popularity.
Speaking to British Vogue for the magazine’s September issue, the 28-year-old royal explained that her and Brooksbank are completely anti-plastic at home and that she is keen for her impending nuptials to reflect her views on sustainability.
Whether you prioritize sustainability in your everyday life or simply want to reduce the amount of waste that results from your wedding, you may be looking for ways to be more eco-friendly on your big day. One of the most impactful changes you can make is eliminating single-use plastic from your celebration.
There’s some simple ways you can limit plastic waste with six ultra-attainable ways to be more environmentally friendly on your wedding day.
Start The Conversation
Starting the conversation early with your suppliers will make ensuring their recycling or using alternatives much simpler. Once the day has come to an end and you’re blissfully newlywed, be assured your clean up team have the right solutions to their tidying process.
Why not give each wedding guest their own glass to use for the evening? Rather than plastic cups and straws, giving each guest their personal glass will limit the amount of recycling and over use during the evening!
One of the easiest solutions for reducing single use items on your wedding day is to rent them! Reliable companies are easily found to lend you bridesmaid or bridal gowns, suits, dinnerware, glassware and even decorations!
As wedding vendors become increasingly environmentally conscious, it’s easier than ever to find invitations that are printed on recycled paper or use alternative materials, like upcycled fabrics, leather, and wood. Get creative!
The Gift Of Giving
If material gifts aren’t your thing, consider a charity registry as part of your big day. This allows you and your guests to donate to causes close to your heart, especially foundations with a focus on the environment or animal welfare.
Food Food Food
Any large event will leave leftovers, with buffet dinners being the worst for wastage. By choosing a plated dinner to be served avoids wasting so much food and limits leftovers. If you do choose a buffet style event, you could discuss where the leftover go afterwards, you might be able donate anything untouched.