Ditching disposable plastic is a hot topic at the moment and something a lot of couples are trying to incorporate into their wedding days but how can you make your wedding a little more plastic free?
Here are our top 5 ways to help you host a plastic-free wedding:
- Swap Disposable Plastic Tableware for Paper or Reusable
One big source of wasted plastic from weddings is tableware and straws, so swapping to paper or reusable alternatives is the best option.
Ensuring all the plates and glassware used at your wedding is reusable and not disposable will save a lot of waste and asking your venue to use paper straws for your event as opposed to plastic will make a massive difference and is also a great move for the venue to make if they haven’t already!
- Choose Natural and Biodegradable Confetti
What you may not be aware of is that a lot of confetti is synthetic and because of that, therefore, contains plastic which is difficult for the earth to decompose, so ensuring all the confetti used on your big day is natural and biodegradable will reduce the impact your wedding has on the environment!
- Choose Natural Fabrics and Fibres
If you’re really going all out with trying to boycott plastic from your big day then you’ll need to be conscious of the fabrics and fibres your outfits for the day are made from.
Polyester is a synthetic fabric made of plastic and although it is strong, durable and practical, if you don’t want to use plastic at your wedding, fabrics such as silk and wool that are natural may be better suited for you.
Focusing on the groomswear, we have a great range of silk ties and our range of Ted Baker suits are 70% wool and only 30% polyester, helping you to reduce the amount of plastic used in the making of your outfit.
- Choose Reusable and DIY Decorations
As much as balloons, bunting and other disposable decorations make for a good photo backdrop, they’re also forms of single-use plastic a lot of the time that will be thrown away once you’re done with them, so considering reusable and DIY decorations is a great idea.
Natural products such as wood and logs can create stunning centrepieces, as can fairy lights in glass jars, pebbles and natural greenery, all of which are reusable or can be put back into the environment once you’re finished with them.
If you really want balloons, you can buy biodegradable plastic balloons online that are slightly kinder to the environment.
- Keep the Bar Plastic Free
Some bars will keep plastic bottles of water and soft drinks behind the bar, so if you want to reduce the amount of single-use plastic used at your wedding, try and avoid this.
Picking a venue that sells drinks in cans or glass bottles or requesting as to whether this can be done for your event will massively reduce the amount of disposable plastic used on your big day!
So, if you want to do your bit for the environment and keep your wedding as eco-friendly as possible, these are some great tips to start with!
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