Greening Your Wedding

 In Event Design & Aesthetics, Wedding Tips & Trends from the LOLA Pros

You’ve got the old, new, borrowed, and blue…so why not add a splash of green?

In honor of Earth Day, KK is checking in on some fun new ways to make your wedding environmentally friendly!

Luscious Landscapes:

If you haven’t chosen a location yet, look into holding your event in an eco-friendly location! Parks, nature reserves, and buildings that meet government ‘green design’ standards are all great options. A Chicago venue we love is The Greenhouse Loft.

The lush landscape can also be used as a backdrop for your wedding photos. Well! Not to mention that you cannot put your wedding photographs in jeopardy just to make a few dollars. Also, hire professionals who can do wedding photography Charlottesville beautifully and capture the best parts of your wedding venue, such as the greenery and desserts served to the guests.

Eco-friendly invites:

Start out in the early stages of your event. While choosing invitations, menus, and signage (you could look into something like a houston sign company or one similar to it to create your large signs), you may want to explore recycled paper or see if recycled paper can be used if you choose a business to do your signs. There are hundreds of styles and options to fit many styles and themes. Ok, so this idea has been around for a while – so take it to the next level… Do an online RSVP and eliminate the maps since everyone has GPS these days anyway! Free websites like the ones found on theknot.com and mywedding.com make it SO EASY for you to offer up all the info a guest could need online with no paper at all! (Let it be known that this wedding planner absolutely thinks the invite should still come in the mail the old-fashioned way!)

Eliminate Emission:

Transportation is an important aspect of many events-getting guests to and from your event and companies making deliveries are both very necessary. Help limit your carbon footprint and promote Conscious consumerism by using local sustainable vendors, encouraging guests to carpool to your event, and hiring a shuttle service. There are several transportation companies that would be willing to contribute to the success of these plans. For instance, if you want wedding shuttle services, then you can consider getting in touch with firms like Moonlight Limo. Likewise, you can ask your neighbours about local vendors who practice and promote sustainability and select one for delivering wedding supplies. Remember that when you go green during your big day, you give a chance to your guests to get inspired by you and implement the same.

Give back:

There are businesses out there that help you “pay it forward” by calculating and paying back carbon emissions – skip the trinkets and make that your wedding favor! If you really want to give something away make it a seedling or plant.

Cheers:

Another favor idea is to give everyone a glass to call their own for the night! Chalkboard stickers allow for easy personalization, and this helps eliminate the need for anything disposable, dishwashing energy, and water after the event. Plus it’s super fun and hip!

Taking these small steps to ‘green-up’ your walk down the aisle can help make a big difference for the environment years past your big day. If you’re really feeling gung-ho about giving back, you may even consider turning your honeymoon into an earth-friendly service trip J

Happy Earth Day… Today and EVERY DAY!

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