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!
Love this idea 💕 you could start with e-vites/save the dates like paperlesspost to help with paper use. I’m 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!
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!
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.
What lovely ideas! We’re trying to be as eco friendly with our wedding too. We’ve collected lots of empty wine bottles and will be decorating them and we’ve found our table decorations in charity shops. We’re also making knitted hearts for place names and they’re doubling up as the favours.