Wedding favours are a great way to say a little thank you to your guests. It's quite unlikely that you will go to a wedding that doesn't have wedding favours. Unfortunately unless the favours are edible they will most likely go unused. And regardless if your favours are edible or not they must always be wrapped in something pretty. So try to be eco friendly with your wrapping.
Many gift wrap papers have metallic or plastic coatings which are unsuitable for most composting and recycling centres. Look for wrappings made from recycled paper. There are now many gift wrapping products available that are plantable. What a great way to recycle! You can also get favours that are plantable.
Think of other ways to keep your wedding favours green. Such as doubling up the use of centrepieces as wedding favours. You'll not only be making a greener choice but you'll be saving money as well. Potted herbs or flowers make for a pretty centerpiece and you can mix and match for extra colour. Have enough for each person to take one home.
A really green idea is to ditch the favours and donate the money to a charity.The Amazon Conservation Association is a great charity to give your donations.
There are so many eco friendly options for wedding favours. How about DIY and bake some cookies for each guest? Why not, they'll love it! Whatever you decide to do for favours try and find a green alternative. There is always a greener way.