Think about all the excess from the last wedding you attended – extra programs, leftover food, tossed flowers. Now, multiply that by the 2.5 million weddings in the U.S. every year. On the day many couples are looking forward to their life together, they are also leaving behind a huge carbon footprint. But, this doesn’t have to be the case.
Choosing green vendors, cutting down on waste, and aiming for quality over quantity are just a few ways to ensure an eco-friendly wedding. Opting for a “green” alternative here and there will add up and cut down on a wedding’s negative environmental impact. Plus, using recycled paper for thank you notes, buying locally, and donating extra food are great ways to boost your good-deed self-esteem on the big day.