From the wedding dress to the guest list, soon-to-be brides and grooms have a lot to consider before their big day.
But with the average wedding producing almost twice as much carbon emissions as an individual does in an entire year, should couples also be conscious of their weddings carbon footprint?
To help, luxury hotel, Daffodil Hotel & Spa have created a green bride guide. The simple five step guide shows how easy it is to plan an eco-friendly wedding, and all without compromising on the creativity: https://www.daffodilhotel.co.uk/blog/five-steps-to-a-luxurious-eco-friendly-wedding/
The 5 Easy Steps to an Eco-friendly Wedding
- Consider buying a vintage dress.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A long-distance flight can use thousands of kg of CO2 so why not consider a British staycation.