You are eco-conscious, and it is a huge consideration for your wedding day. But what exactly does planning a sustainable wedding look like and where do you begin?
What does it mean to plan a sustainable wedding?
“Sustainable weddings, or green weddings, are celebrations planned where the couple’s goal is to try and lower their ecological footprint. There is no right way to plan an event that is 100% green, because it would be impossible. The goal is to try and lower the events impact on the environment in whichever way you can. For example, one couple may book a local caterer in Toronto that uses 80% Ontario ingredients, while another couple may book a caterer from Hamilton that only uses organic products. Both these options are green, the key is to ask the right questions at the beginning so that the companies are aware of your sustainability goals. If you let vendors know your goals, then you can both come up with options to make their service to you eco-friendlier, such as eliminating any plastic products at the dinner service or having napkins made from recycled paper at the cocktail hour.”