Did you know that green weddings are becoming more popular? This is because the average wedding is extremely wasteful. In fact, just one wedding can produce about 400 pounds of garbage and 63 tons of carbon dioxide. It’s no wonder many couples are choosing to plan a celebration that has a lower impact on the environment. Read on to learn how you can make your special day more sustainable.
A great starting point is to choose a venue with Energy Star ratings and LEED certifications. Sustainable venues might also have green roofs, solar panels and more. You can even host a micro-wedding to cut down on waste (and cost). Although micro-weddings are small and intimate, they can still be just as fun and memorable as a large celebration.
When it comes to the cuisine, choose local! Not only will the food be in season and taste delicious, but it can also help reduce carbon emissions. It’s also a great way to support local, independent businesses.
Shopping for a wedding dress is an exciting time for the bride to be. However, did you know that a lot of wedding dresses are designed with unsustainable materials? Fortunately, there are brands that make sustainable gowns with eco-friendly fabrics and ethical production. Alternatively, you can buy your wedding dress secondhand or rent it.
Similarly, you can opt for a lab grown diamond engagement ring and wedding bands. Lab made diamonds are an ethical alternative to mined diamonds and have a lower impact on the environment.
For additional ways you can make your wedding more sustainable, see the accompanying resource.
Infographic created by Grown Brilliance, a lab diamond engagement rings provider