Wedding days are momentous events that see family members and friends gather to witness two people vow to love each other forever. Amidst the flowers and decorations, everyone dresses their best, while toasting and feasting, but this can be at the environment’s expense.
From non-sustainable choices to waste that can’t be recycled, the environmental costs of weddings can be considerable. However, the good news is that if you’d like a green-minded wedding in Gibraltar, it’s perfectly possible. Read on for some useful advice.
Wedding bunting, banners, confetti, and balloons can all harm the planet. However, using natural materials over synthetic solutions can reduce any negative environmental impacts of your day. For example, dried petal confetti breaks down easier than conventional confetti and selecting reusable linens and recyclable paper products is superior for table settings and place cards.
Organic and sustainable menus are easily sourced but food waste is still a major issue at most weddings. To avoid this, pick an ethical catering firm. Some caterers will use locally sourced ingredients and ensure that food left uneaten is given to charities and food banks.
It’s possible to dress at your best while remaining responsible. Today wedding dresses and suits are manufactured from sustainable materials. Fairtrade products offered that are suited to wedding wear include silks that are hemp-based and organic cotton. Another option often considered by green-minded brides and grooms is to rent a wedding suit or dress for the day to reduce any impact on the environment.
Wedding flowers sourced sustainably
Finally, a wedding just wouldn’t be complete without a selection of fresh flowers on display. Those looking to consider the planet at their nuptials can still enjoy a bounty of blooms without hurting the environment. Purchasing locally sourced and seasonal flowers is always a far better option than the considerable carbon footprint required to ship wedding flowers from overseas. Fortunately, Gibraltar is home to a wide range of stunning flowers for you to pick from.
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