How To Have A More Ethical Wedding

Weddings might be one of the best days of our lives, but that doesn’t mean that the rest of the world has to suffer, right? It looks as though we could be onto the next best wedding trend after learning how to have a more ethical wedding.

How To Have A More Ethical Wedding

Save Your Food

It can be tempting to shower your guests with as much food as you can afford, but where will it all go? Serving smaller meals, choosing food that your guests can take home at the end of the night, or donating your food to local shelters can help to make your wedding breakfast go that little bit further.

Ditch Plastics

Plastic – even the word has many of us shivering nowadays. So why have it as part of your wedding day? Hiring decorations means everything can get a lot of use from the day while opting for cotton tablecloths and silverware rather than disposable cutlery help to keep plastic to a minimum.

How To Have A More Ethical Wedding

Keep Things Local

This can work in many ways, choosing food grown from local farms helps to cut carbon footprint as well as give back to the local community. Plus, keeping your wedding and reception at the same venue or very close to one another will cut down the carbon footprint from traveling.

Upcycle

While brides might want to spend thousands on their wedding dress, could it really be worth it? After all, we typically only wear the gown for a few hours. It might be time to head to the local charity shops or a wedding dress upcycling store. Not only will you save a ton of money, but you’ll give a gown a brand new lease of life for the day, too.

How To Have A More Ethical Wedding

Donate Gifts

Some people prefer to ask for gifts that can be donated to local shelters or organizations. Other prefer to ask for money as a gift instead so they can donate it all to one or several charities at the end. Who knows, you might soon find that your guests want to dip a little further into their pockets as a result.

While our wedding might be a huge day for many of us, that doesn’t mean the planet has to suffer. Thankfully, a few small changes could soon see you throwing a more ethical wedding as a result. It only takes one to set the trend.