Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! As you plan your special day, have you thought about incorporating sustainable practices into your celebration? Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important topic in all areas of life, including weddings.
Here are some tips for creating a sustainable wedding:
Venue: Consider holding your wedding outdoors, as it is more environmentally friendly than indoor venues. Additionally, you could choose a venue that is already environmentally conscious, such as a farm or vineyard that uses organic practices. Our flagship wedding venue – Skipbridge Country Weddings on the outskirts of York is perfect for any eco friendly couples!
Catering: Choose a caterer that uses locally sourced, organic, and seasonal produce. This not only supports local businesses, but it also reduces the carbon footprint associated with transporting food long distances. You could also consider serving a vegetarian or vegan menu to reduce the environmental impact of meat production.
Decorations: Opt for reusable or biodegradable decorations, such as recycled paper or fabric banners, potted plants, or wildflowers. Avoid single-use plastics and balloons, which can harm wildlife and the environment.
Wedding dress and attire: Consider buying a secondhand or vintage wedding dress, or renting one from a company that specializes in sustainable fashion. Encourage your wedding party to do the same or opt for clothing made from sustainable materials.
Transportation: Encourage guests to carpool or use public transportation to reduce emissions from individual vehicles. Alternatively, you could provide a shuttle service or arrange for bikes or other eco-friendly modes of transportation. Chloe and Wayne who got married with Garden Weddings at Cannon Hall in 2019 did just that and hired a classic bus to transport their guests. Environmentally friendly and it looked amazing!
Favours: Consider giving guests sustainable favors, such as locally sourced honey or seeds to plant in their gardens. You could also make a donation to a local environmental charity on behalf of your guests.
At Garden Weddings Tipi Hire, we believe in sustainability and offer a range of eco-friendly options for your special day. Our tipis are made from sustainable materials and can be decorated with reusable or biodegradable decorations. We also offer local, organic catering options and work with sustainable fashion companies to provide eco-friendly wedding attire.
By incorporating sustainable practices into your wedding, you not only reduce the impact on the environment, but you also create a memorable and unique celebration that reflects your values.
Contact us at Garden Weddings Tipi Hire to learn more about our sustainable options for your outdoor tipi wedding in Yorkshire.