As a planner, I steer people towards things like natural confetti (dried petals, leaves, etc) or biodegradable confetti.
No more plastic sprinkles!
We already had this rule over at Flaxbourne Gardens, as it damages the gardens & lawns & did you know it also pollutes the ponds?
I therefore decided to make it part of my own recommendations too.
I’m always thinking of new creative ideas for example, instead of confetti, how about bubbles? Even prettier!
I encourage people to hire their decorative items for the big day.
Sure, you wanna do everything yourself & be the boss of wedding DIY.
But what are you going to do with all those bits afterwards? Sell them on & get half your money back? Keep them in storage until they go manky & you throw them into landfill? NOT have storage space for them & chuck them out straight away?
None of these make financial & economic sense to me. So, not on my watch!
I always try to suggest hiring items in from the experts – you’ll know they’re top quality, the cost will be lower, there’s no issue about space & storage afterwards… meaning less chance of landfill!
Now, flowers are by their nature environmentally friendly already – given that they eventually rot down & become lovely compost & are grown for purpose, but you can help further, by only choosing locally grown flowers.
Not only will their carbon footprint be lower, but they’ll also last longer because they’ve not travelled anywhere near as far as the more exotic blooms. WINNER!
I guess what I’m trying to say – in a rather roundabout way – be mindful of your choices. Get rid of the single use plastics, buy local, recycle & reuse where at all possible…
Great advice! If you’d like anymore info or want to speak to Beckie directly, you can reach her at http://www.beckiemelvinevents.co.uk/ or leave a comment below & We’ll make sure this gets back to her!
Has anyone got any other great ideas to share?