How to Have a Green Wedding Part 4

How to Have a Green Wedding Part 4

Planning a green wedding is a great way to limit environmental damage on your big day!

Here are some tips to help you out:

Floral Arrangements

Flowers are all natural, but how many beautiful flowers will die because of your wedding’s floral arrangements?

It’s smart to use locally grown arrangements. They’re much fresher when they arrive, due to the fact that they don’t travel as far. Plus, you’re supporting someone in your community.

Always look for organic flowers. Free of pesticides and herbicides, they’re the eco-friendly option! Fair trade flowers are the best option if you want flowers that aren’t locally grown.

When it comes time to move to the reception, make sure to bring the floral arrangements with you. They can be reused as decorations and centerpieces for the reception.

To really reduce waste, get married in a botanical garden or in a park where flowers are in full bloom. Who needs decorations when you’re surrounded by the beauty of nature?


You can’t skimp out on your honeymoon, but that doesn’t mean you need to be wasteful.

Instead of flying, why not take an electric train to your destination?

Consider eco-travel, or environmental tourism in some of the world’s most beautiful locations.

Travel by sailboat. You won’t need to use any energy that way, and you won’t generate any carbon emissions.

Try WWOOFing, working at an organic farm. There are WWOOF communities all around the world where you can stay for free, in exchange for a day or two of work.

Choose a honeymoon destination that is environmentally conscious. Before you book any hotel or vacation, do your research to ensure that they are eco-friendly.


In Part 5, we’ll look at a few ways you can reduce waste in your wedding menu…

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