3 areas to consider when planning an ethical wedding

3 Areas to consider when planning an ethical wedding_engageweddings.co.uk

It can be easier than you think to plan an ethical wedding.
With a few simple sustainable choices, you can still have the beautiful day of your dreams.
Today we have pinpointed three areas to make a change without adding stress to your wedding planning.

Flowers

With 7-10% of wedding budgets being spent on florals, this is a great step to take in your quest for a more sustainable wedding. Looking into where your florals are grown and how they are prepared can help narrow down some stunning yet ethical options for your wedding day florals. In fact, by choosing seasonal florals you can make a huge impact on cutting back on your carbon footprint! Chat with your florist about what options you have for flowers at the date of your wedding, and create your own Pinterest worthy bouquets.

Photo Credit:  Thyme Lane Photography  | Florals:  Root

Photo Credit: Thyme Lane Photography | Florals: Root


Photo Credit: Thyme Lane Photography | Florals:  Wild RosamundPhoto Credit: Thyme Lane Photography | Florals: Wild RosamundPhoto credits: Thyme Lane Photography | Florals:  Flowers at 58

Photo credits: Thyme Lane Photography | Florals: Flowers at 58

For more advice on sustainable flowers:

PICKING SEASONAL FLOWERS FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY
11 WAYS TO SUSTAINABLY APPROACH YOUR WEDDING FLORALS

Clothing

Your dress can feel like the most important part of your planning, especially when trying to find the perfect one that ticks all your boxes. When searching for an option a lot of people neglect to consider is a vintage dress! Giving new life to a dress is not only better for the environment, but you will find you have many options with the styling. Alternatively, you could look into having a dress made by a local seamstress, or choose an outfit you can wear after your wedding day.

For more advice on sustainable clothing:

10 WAYS TO THINK ETHICALLY ABOUT YOUR WEDDING ATTIRE
‘THE VINTAGE EFFECT’ – YOUR UNIQUE WEDDING DRESS

Photo Credit:  Nikki’s Moments  | Dress:  Lisa Lyons BridalPhoto Credit: Nikki’s Moments | Dress: Lisa Lyons BridalPhoto Credit: Sarka Photo | Dress: Lisa Lyons BridalPhoto Credit: Sarka Photo | Dress: Lisa Lyons BridalPhoto Credit:  Binky Nixon Photography  | Dress:  A Lover’s Thread

Food

The food and drink on your wedding day is usually the showstopping event for your guests, and with goos reason. However, by flipping the food and drink expectations completely on their head you can create ethical showstoppers! From a plant based menu to locally sourced food, to changing up the service format, be the first among your friends to embrace something different.

For more advice on susatinable food:

7 EASY WAYS TO PLAN SUSTAINABLE WEDDING FOODPhoto Credit: Thyme Lane Photography | Cake:  The Iced VeganPhoto Credit: Thyme Lane Photography | Cake: The Iced VeganPhoto Credit: Thyme Lane Photography | Cake:  Two Little Cats Bakery ,Photo Credit: Thyme Lane Photography | Cake: Two Little Cats Bakery,Photo Credit:  Becky Harley PhotographyPhoto Credit: Becky Harley Photography

Click For more sustainable tips and styled shootsPhoto Credit: Thyme Lane Photography | Dress:  Cambridge Vintage BridalPhoto Credit: Thyme Lane Photography | Dress: Cambridge Vintage BridalPhoto Credit:  Lola Rose Photography  | Dress: Cambridge Vintage BridalPhoto Credit: Lola Rose Photography | Dress: Cambridge Vintage Bridal

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