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Newbie Bride September 2022 North Yorkshire

Eco-friendly themed

Hayley, 19 February 2021 at 08:57 Posted on Usage Tips 0 12
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We are thinking of going with an eco-friendly/sustainable theme and I wondered if anyone else was doing the same and could point me in the direction of some suppliers or give me some advice on where to start looking? Any help much appreciated!

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  • Kirsty
    Newbie Bride July 2022 Gloucestershire
    Kirsty
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    Love this idea 馃挄 you could start with e-vites/save the dates like paperlesspost to help with paper use. I鈥檓 collecting corks from fizz bottles to use as place setting holders too, just asking friends and family to put them aside. So small-scale but little helps. Otherwise, loads of lovely local businesses on Etsy!


    Good luck 馃グ
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    Newbie Bride September 2022 North Yorkshire
    Hayley
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    Thank you 鈽猴笍 Good idea asking friends and family to save little bits and pieces, I鈥檒l get thinking about everyday objects that can be upcycled or re-purposed!
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    Newbie Bride January 2023 East London
    Stephanie
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    Second hand vintage wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses is the number one! It's one day where something beautiful that has a story!

    For bridesmaids dresses then give them one colour that they have to adhere to and challenge them to go to charity chops (hahahaha whenever they open!), vintage shops and trawl the internet of sites like Etsy and Depop to find some that suits them and saves the planet. For wedding dresses Bride2bride is a good option, its also worth keeping in mind is you can buy second hand the almost their dress and then get it altered to just right for you , or stand out more!

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    Newbie Bride September 2022 North Yorkshire
    Hayley
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    A fab idea, thanks! My only issue is that I do want quite a specific style of wedding dress but I鈥檝e got about 18 months so I will have to keep an eye out!
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    Newbie Bride April 2023 Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire
    Bethany
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    Hi! Look at Recycle My Wedding they have some great suppliers
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    Newbie Bride September 2022 North Yorkshire
    Hayley
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    Brill, I will check them out, thank you!
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    Newbie Bride September 2021 Surrey
    Fab
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    Etsy is the best for eco friendly favours, I started collecting bottles for the flower arrangements and looking at cute placeholder ideas as well so I am all ears!
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    Dedicated Bride September 2021 Merseyside
    HappyPinkHair15172
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    Charity shops are a gold mine! I got all my candle holders etc from them. Bought a lot of second hand stuff from sell my wedding, and have made/thrifted other bits and bobs.

    We're having plastic-free, and not doing much in the way of paper menus. labels etc.

    Our favours are doubling up as name places - cuttings of my parent's wedding rose bush in mini terracotta pots. My parents have both passed away so it will be a way to include them on the day, particularly as the family will all remember this rose bush which grew around their front door.

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    Newbie Bride May 2022
    HappyGoldBridesmaid18836
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    What lovely ideas! We鈥檙e trying to be as eco friendly with our wedding too. We鈥檝e collected lots of empty wine bottles and will be decorating them and we鈥檝e found our table decorations in charity shops. We鈥檙e also making knitted hearts for place names and they鈥檙e doubling up as the favours.
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    Newbie Bride September 2022 North Yorkshire
    Hayley
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    Ah what a great idea! 鉂わ笍 Thank you for the suggestions!
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    Newbie Bride September 2022 North Yorkshire
    Hayley
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    I love charity shops, I can鈥檛 wait to get looking around them again! That鈥檚 a lovely idea 馃挄
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    Newbie Bride September 2022 North Yorkshire
    Hayley
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    Great tip, thanks!
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