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How to be an eco friendly wedding guest

Wedding season is upon us and with that, the influx of seasonal purchasing has begun. But how do you attend potentially wasteful weddings as a eco-minded guest?

Obviously, the last thing we would want to do is shame the bride and groom for their choices after they’ve been made. But if you aren’t in the position to help the happy couple make more ethical choices, there are still steps you can take and encourage other guests to take to lessen the big day’s environmental impact.

Keep reading to discover our guide to being the best eco wedding guest!

  Wedding season is upon us and with that, the influx of seasonal purchasing has begun. But how do you attend potentially wasteful weddings as a eco-minded guest? Obviously, the last thing we would want to do is shame the bride and groom for their choices after they’ve been made. But if you aren’t in the position to help the happy couple make more ethical choices, there are still steps you can take and encourage other guests to take to lessen the big day’s environmental impact.   Keep reading to discover our guide to being the best eco wedding guest!  
  1. An eco friendly present, check out our guide here
  2. Ethical wrapping paper https://www.re-wrapped.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BlSGoHFAhrA/
  3. Reuse your glass - the simple act of holding onto your glass and refilling when you want another drink stops additional washing up. Saving water, using less cleaning products and the wait staff will thank you! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfu1UQ1hc-M/
  4. Wear sustainable fabrics / rewear your outfit - garment links
  5. Eco beauty - weddings are a great opportunity to look good and feel good. So there is no shame in using extra products you wanted use on a regular basis. Just make sure when using products like hairspray, that you choose an ecofriendly brand like https://www.ethicalsuperstore.com/products/suncoat/suncoat-hair-spray---fragrance-free---210ml/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BxFH7brjRPk/
  6. Make your own fascinator https://www.southernliving.com/fashion-beauty/southern-fashion/how-to-make-fascinator#fascinator-step-number-six
  7. Hire a coach / car pool with other guests, reducing the amount of cars at a wedding. Castle car pic
  8. If abroad, take the train/boat instead of plane - take a leaf out of gretha thurnberg’s book and travel by sleeper train around europe. Making more of a trip and less of a chore like flights usually do, stop off in your favourite cities along the way! Train car pic
  9. Choosing veggie option - even if you are a meat eater, choosing the vegetarian option at the wedding is a great way to help the environment and also save the bride and groom some money! Veggie smorgasbord pic
  10. Eco friendly confetti - buying or making biodegradable confetti, or dried wildflowers is great way to make sure those precious moments aren’t tainted by litter that will damage the lovely environment the couple likely chose because of its natural beauty! https://www.biodegradable-confetti.co.uk/biodegradable-wedding-confetti-envelopes
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