More and more newlyweds care about the environmental impact of their big day. Spring weddings are perfect for introducing sustainable ideas. Nature is waking up, treetops and meadows are green and flourishing, fruit trees and spring flowers are in full bloom, days are longer and warmer… We begin a new cycle, which fills us with hope and positive energy. Let your wedding leave only a wonderful mark in your memory, not on the environment. Here are 3 key tips on how to organize an eco-friendly wedding.
1. Choose an environmentally safe venue
Wedding location plays a big role in creating the impression of your day. The wedding pavilion offers enormous freedom when choosing a location and decorating. Choosing a model from the Organic Altera program brings additional advantages. Altera Stretch and Silhouette tents blend in with the environment, leaving no damage to the surrounding trees, bushes, and other “obstacles” that you may encounter on site. In addition, all their components are made of natural materials. The fabrics are produced by specialized sailmakers, and the wooden poles are made of laminated pine, which makes them extremely strong.
2. Decorate the space with recycled and natural decorations
In addition to being made of completely natural materials, Altera Stretch and Silhouette tents are visually unique and exude elegance. That’s why you won’t need a lot of decorations, especially if you decide on an open tent, or if the weather allows it. Wood, rattan, and cotton are must-have materials. Wooden floors, tables, and chairs are the best choice because they will perfectly connect the interior and exterior. The introduction of natural elements into the interior of the pavilion will also contribute to the connection. Use plant or flower hanging installations and garlands, field or seasonal flowers, dehydrated herbs, or those in jars. Of course, in this case, too, lighting is one of the most important components. Use the daylight as much as possible, and during the night, light up the pavilion with romantic dimmed light bulbs in a row, lanterns, or candles made of natural wax. The tables for the newlyweds and guests should be simpler, cleaner, and more neutral.
3. Engage local suppliers
You can best show your love for the environment by reducing CO2 emissions to a minimum. Most harmful gases are released during transport. When it comes to organizing a wedding, it does not only mean transporting equipment, but also food, decor, and even guests. Also consider the way the food at your wedding was grown. Seasonal foods, products of local farms, and plant-based menu are the best choice. In addition, advise your guests to come to the wedding together or organize group transportation for them, especially if the location of your celebration is isolated.
From invitations made from recycled paper to, f.e., edible thank-you notes, when planning an eco-friendly wedding, be guided by the idea of reduce – reuse – recycle. Minimalism, reuse and recyclability. Nature will thank you, and we have no doubt that you and your guests will have a unique wedding experience.