Are you looking to make your wedding table décor a little greener and eco-friendly? You can easily make your sustainable wedding day a little cleaner with a few easy swaps from traditional items! Whether you’re ditching the regular card stock place cards or thinking about up cycling some accessories for your tablescape, we’ve gathered some hacks to help you accomplish that greener & cleaner epic wedding you want!
• Get creative with your place cards and menu – Ditch the printed place cards and menus that end up in the trash and switch for a reusable alternative. For place cards, you can place the names and table numbers on potted plants and geodes that can also double as wedding favors or etch onto beautiful leaves that can be composted after your reception. For the menus, displaying your food & drink options on chalkboards make for a great reusable alternative.
• Shop local & small for centerpieces – Choosing sustainably-grown, local flowers over imported or fake flowers for your table décor. Although fake flowers may be cheaper, they create more unnecessary waste than real flowers, and exotic imported flowers have an increase on the carbon footprint.
• Buy second-hand accessories – Adding a few extra table decorations can create an eye-catching element to your tablescapes. Grab some vintage knick-knacks, glassware, books, and other fun pieces from your local second-hand store to create a cool mix and match vessel for centerpieces.
• Greener wedding favors – Let your guests take home a favor from your big day that actually helps the environment. Use air purifying potted plants such as English Ivy, Peace Lilies, Orchids, and Maiden Hair Ferns or make an arrangement of dried flowers and foliage such as Bunny Tails, Poppy & Nigella Pods, Pampas Grasses, and Dried Ruscus.