The 5 Easy Steps to an Eco-friendly Wedding

Having an eco-friendly wedding is something that may not have occurred to you. 

There’s so much to do and plan in the run-up to the big day that adding environmental conscientiousness into the mix is probably not high up on your list of priorities.
You’ve already got a lot on your mind and we get that.

But isn’t it terrifying to think what damage we’re doing the planet?  There’s a lot of talk at the moment about Hot House Earth and how the world is sliding towards environmental disaster unless something is done soon.  Think about what legacy you’re leaving after the wedding, once the confetti has been swept up, and the cards put away, for your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

It can be hard to imagine that as individuals we have the power to make a difference but we really do, and it’s no different on your wedding day.  Take a moment in your wedding planning to think about what you and your partner can do to lessen the impact on the environment.  

Fortunately, the fab people at The Daffodil  a luxury hotel and spa in The Lake District – are offering their top tips on how to have an eco-friendly wedding and we just had to share them with you.

1. Consider buying a vintage dress.

2. With meat being one the biggest CO2 contributors to emissions, try to keep your wedding meals vegetarian or vegan-focused. If you would prefer to eat meat, stick to British meat and seasonal vegetables.

3. Avoid using single-use plastic and decorations. Use recyclable paper, hire decorations (which will also save you money) and give each guest a personalised jam-jar for their drink, to save on single-use cups.

4. As guests travelling to the wedding venue make up 73% of the carbon emissions of a wedding, consider having the ceremony and wedding in the same location

5. A long-distance flight can use thousands of kg of CO2 so why not consider a British staycation. 

We’d love to hear if you were able to plan an eco-friendly wedding – how did you do it?  What tips would you give? 

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