An eco-friendly wedding. Sounds like something from the future, doesn’t it? Yet many brides (and their grooms) are bringing their passion for everyday eco-friendliness to create their own eco-friendly wedding. They want to ensure that from the reception venue through to their transport, that they make the kindest choices possible for the environment.
In all honesty, the wedding industry has been a bit slow in this area. There’s still a focus on providing exactly what the engaged couple wants, which is great. However, what if they want something environmentally friendly? While some wedding vendors are on board, it can be hard to get exactly what you want. When it comes to wedding favours though, we’ve found some delightful earth-friendly ideas for you to consider.
A Brides’ Guide to Eco-Friendly Wedding Favour Ideas
Pinterest is your friend when it comes to wedding ideas. Unfortunately (or fortunately), it’s a huge search engine with millions of ideas to look through. We’ve done the looking for you though, and put together this cute list of green wedding favour ideas:
Little succulents in pots
Succulents are in trend at the moment. They are also low maintenance and easy to grow, meaning you can take your own cuttings and pot them at home months ahead of your wedding.
Sounds weird, but you don’t actually need to give your guests wedding favours. This allows you the time and money to put into other areas of your wedding.
Instead of choosing cut flowers to decorate your tables, plant a variety of flowers or foliage into containers and place one at each seating place.
Why not make your own green treats, such as cookies or fudge. You could source local honey or even fair trade coffee.
Dried herbs and flowers
A lavender bush at home can give you flower heads to sit inside great smelling bags. Herbs in the garden can be dried and mixed to form a sprinkle that guests can take home and use on their next meal.
Why not break up your bouquet and those of your bridal party into smaller ones and send guests each home with a small memento they can press and dry.
Some brides package seeds they have purchased, others from seeds in their own garden. You can make your own packaging (or not) and attach a little note of thanks to each favour.
Do you have any other green wedding favour ideas you can share with us? We’d love to know, so please drop us a note below.