We are all a little more conscious of saving energy and doing our best for the environment and there has been a buzz in the wedding industry for a few years now about so called “green weddings.” Being green aware can mean doing your bit for the environment but in doing so it can also mean savings for your own pocket and can be fun. At Live Music Management all our wedding bands recycle songs from other acts and that’s a start but here’s a fun check list for brides and grooms planning a green wedding.
1. Buy or recycle an old wedding ring. New gold is expensive. The gold mining industry is one of the worst businesses in the world for exploitation. Why not use an old family ring or failing that buy vintage.
2.Same goes for the wedding dress.Second hand may not be second best.Vintage is cool and so is buying a designer dress thats been worn once.
3.Make sure your guests only throw confetti that the birdies and squirrels will eat.
4.Arrive at the church in style in a smart car convertible..or buy horse and carriage or the family saloon not some massive gas guzzler!
5.Re use the chapel flowers at the reception.Don’t waste money and valuable fertiliser on two lots of flowers…thats just lining the pockets of the florists and destroying the earth’s resources!
6.Don’t serve the buffet on paper or plastic plates. They flop around when heavily loaded!
7 .Using recycled paper for the wedding invites is great but how about not sending invites out full stop. The paperless wedding is here with wedding websites and facebook or email invitations.
Hope you found this useful.