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How to have an eco-friendly wedding in Gibraltar

From magnificent nature reserves and gardens to gorgeous beaches and medieval castles, it’s no wonder Gibraltar is a hit with nature lovers. Tying the knot in a stunning location like this can reinforce the importance of taking care of our planet, so we’ve put together a few ideas to make your wedding in Gibraltar as eco-friendly as possible.

Go paperless

Invitations are essential for every wedding, but sending an email or using a wedding website can reduce a lot of paper wastage. It means guests can RSVP straight away, plus it’s more convenient for you to have them all in one place online. Instead of using traditional place cards, you could also use wedding favours that double as placeholders.

Recycle & reuse

Reusing existing materials for your Gibraltar wedding can be a blessing both to the environment and to your wallet. Ask around if friends and family have anything you can use as decoration, or consider hiring items for the day instead of buying them outright. Choosing biodegradable confetti and balloons is also an easy way to make your wedding greener, as well as buying second-hand or vintage outfits.

Food for thought

Catering is an important part of your wedding, but it can mean a lot of food wastage. Serving plated dinners can reduce this, but you could ask your caterer about saving leftovers or donating extra food to a homeless shelter or food bank. You could also consider serving only vegetarian food, and avoid using plastic dinnerware and straws.

Gift registry

An easy way of reducing waste at your wedding in Gibraltar is to ask your guests to send presents online. This eliminates the need for wrapping paper, tags and cards. Better yet, ask your loved ones for gift vouchers or money for your honeymoon, or you could even request they make a donation to an eco-friendly charity.

Planning a wedding is such an exciting time for every couple, and especially for those getting married in Gibraltar. With our tips, you can be sure to have the beautiful white wedding you’ve always dreamed of, with just a hint of green.