Green Weddings: Wedding Decor

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  • Today I want to talk about the all the extra touches to your wedding day and how you can make them more environmentally friendly. The decor of your wedding is by far one of the most important things to think about. This will set the tone and create the overall style of your wedding. From the ribbon tied flowers at the ends of the church pews to the table settings at your reception. There are so many little details that come into play. Here are a few little tips in helping you make less of a negative impact on the environment and even help to set your wedding apart from all the others.

    Let's start with your ceremony. Nearly every ceremony is bound to have some sort of flower arrangement. But one of the easiest to to make a greener choice with is the flowers that adorn the ends of the aisles. First, there are so many great alternatives to using flowers. You could place a lantern at the end of every aisle to create a more dramatic ambiance. You can even find some vintage lanterns in your local antique shop. Mix and match them for a true eclectic feel. You can give them to your bridesmaids or family to take home as a nice memento. You can also find great paper alternatives to using flowers. Paper can be recycled unlike cut flowers. But if you really have your heart set on using flowers think of using some lovely potted flowers instead of cut flowers or have your flowers tied with earth friendly twine instead of plastic ribbon.

    Your wedding flowers definitely count as part of your wedding decor. You can find my post on wedding flowers here, but I wanted to expand on the idea. Not only can you make a greener choice with the type of flowers you use but also by not using flowers at all. Ok this idea might seem a bit mad and you are probably reading this with a very confused and skeptical face but just look at these stunning alternatives to bouquets and boutonnieres. Nope not a single flower was used!

    Some of the most elaborate wedding decor will be at your reception. Be sure to use table settings that won't be thrown away. Use fabric napkins instead of paper napkins, create centrepieces that will be reused or that can be recycled instead of thrown away. At our wedding we had jars full of different sweets to add colour and fun to each table. The sweets could be eaten and the jars were taken home by guests. Gather used wine bottles and use them as candle holders. Use your wedding favours as table centrepieces. And don't forget to print your dinner menus, placecards, seating charts or table numbers on recycled paper or paper that can be recycled. Metallic papers cannot be recycled!

    Above all else, remember to enjoy your wedding planning.

    Special thanks to Etsy, Once Wed, iDiY, and The Wedding Chicks for the use of their ideas and fabulous images.

    Your wedding photographer,

    Christina {contact me!}

Green Weddings: Wedding Decor

. category: Wedding Tips

Today I want to talk about the all the extra touches to your wedding day and how you can make them more environmentally friendly. The decor of your wedding is by far one of the most important things to think about. This will set the tone and create the overall style of your wedding. From the ribbon tied flowers at the ends of the church pews to the table settings at your reception. There are so many little details that come into play. Here are a few little tips in helping you make less of a negative impact on the environment and even help to set your wedding apart from all the others.

Let's start with your ceremony. Nearly every ceremony is bound to have some sort of flower arrangement. But one of the easiest to to make a greener choice with is the flowers that adorn the ends of the aisles. First, there are so many great alternatives to using flowers. You could place a lantern at the end of every aisle to create a more dramatic ambiance. You can even find some vintage lanterns in your local antique shop. Mix and match them for a true eclectic feel. You can give them to your bridesmaids or family to take home as a nice memento. You can also find great paper alternatives to using flowers. Paper can be recycled unlike cut flowers. But if you really have your heart set on using flowers think of using some lovely potted flowers instead of cut flowers or have your flowers tied with earth friendly twine instead of plastic ribbon.

Your wedding flowers definitely count as part of your wedding decor. You can find my post on wedding flowers here, but I wanted to expand on the idea. Not only can you make a greener choice with the type of flowers you use but also by not using flowers at all. Ok this idea might seem a bit mad and you are probably reading this with a very confused and skeptical face but just look at these stunning alternatives to bouquets and boutonnieres. Nope not a single flower was used!

Some of the most elaborate wedding decor will be at your reception. Be sure to use table settings that won't be thrown away. Use fabric napkins instead of paper napkins, create centrepieces that will be reused or that can be recycled instead of thrown away. At our wedding we had jars full of different sweets to add colour and fun to each table. The sweets could be eaten and the jars were taken home by guests. Gather used wine bottles and use them as candle holders. Use your wedding favours as table centrepieces. And don't forget to print your dinner menus, placecards, seating charts or table numbers on recycled paper or paper that can be recycled. Metallic papers cannot be recycled!

Above all else, remember to enjoy your wedding planning.

Special thanks to Etsy, Once Wed, iDiY, and The Wedding Chicks for the use of their ideas and fabulous images.

Your wedding photographer,

Christina {contact me!}