Some smart tips from your tuscany wedding planner on planning an eco-friendly wedding!
Nowadays we are much more aware about the importance of our environment and the safeguard of our planet Earth. Consequently, in the past two years, more couples opt for a green wedding! In this article I will try to give useful tips on how to organize your big day with the least possible environmental impact.
The rules for a green wedding
CONSIDER THE DISTANCE BETWEEN CEREMONY AND RECEPTION
Recently the trend is to have all the wedding moments (ceremony and party) in the same venue. Much appreciated, among other things, by guests who need not bother to move from one place to another. Suggestion if the ceremony is far from the reception, you may consider organizing a shuttle service for your guests to get to the reception area.
PRIORITISE A MENU BASED ON LOCAL INGREDIENTS AT 0 KM.
Imagine how nice it is to see the Chef go directly to the garden to collect the ingredients that will be served directly on the table! Your menu will be so genuine, simple but also very contemporary and trendy. That’s why I love estates that have their onsite restaurant! Among other things, these places also offer nice idea regarding wedding favors (jam, oil, honey, liqueur or homemade cookies) which are certainly very useful and appreciated by guests!
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FOR FLORAL DECORATIONS, GO WITH SEASONAL PLANTS/FLOWERS
Get advice from your florist on what seasonal flowers you can use for the bouquet, table centerpiece and various arrangements. Aside from the costs, you will contribute to the eco-sustainability of the environment, avoiding having to order flowers abroad. Another nice idea is to use recycled paper or cloth to create original decorations.
Photo credit: Andrea Lo Bianco
TAKE GOOD CARE OF THE VENUE AND PROMOTE WASTE SEPARATION
Remind your suppliers and invitees to take care of the place and try to leave it was. With the collaboration of the onsite responsible, place separate collection points in various corners.
ECO-FRIENDLY CONFETTI TO TOSS AFTER THE CEREMONY
Use petals, bird seeds or flower seeds, instead of rice or paper.