Last year Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank shocked everyone by having an utterly plastic-free wedding. This step was a great initiative to go green and eliminate plastic. If you’re feeling inspired and really want to make an effort to try this, then let us at Ashprint London give a few ideas to help to when considering a plastic-free wedding.
From choosing a dress that doesn’t contain any plastic elements to the wedding accessories, you can do many things for a plastic-free wedding. In this blog, we have mentioned some of the best ways to make a wedding plastic free.
• Go Natural
The wedding dress you choose can be a hidden source of plastic, so look out for any synthetic or plastic-based materials like polyester and embellishments like sequins. Instead, choose a dress that is made of natural fibre.
• Toss the Confetti
Instead of handling plastic flowers while posing for the photos, choose dried delphinium petals or fabric rose petals. It will avoid plastic packaging and give your own confetti a lovely romantic touch. You could also ask your guests to throw paper rose petals instead of plastic confetti, just make sure you inform your guests in advance to leave their confetti at home.
• Ditch Plastic Tableware
People often use plastic tableware at the wedding reception, but if you want to have a plastic-free wedding, then you should ignore plastic tableware. You can opt for fibre or natural clothing tableware. For drinks, use paper straws instead of plastic ones or use metal straws and give as small wedding favour for friends and family to take home. Also, when it comes to decorating the wedding tables, you can choose glass place cards or paper or craft place cards such as our filigree heart place cards. It will not only make the tables plastic-free but also enhance the overall feel of the environment. When it comes to choosing other wedding stationery like a just married banner, guest book, tags, wedding favour boxes etc., there are a good range of plastic-free items available.
Banners are made from card and use hessian string ribbon to hang, use craft tags with card favour boxes and have chocolates hearts, sugared almonds or even have wildflower seed favours inside.
These are just a few ways to make your wedding plastic-free. When you start exploring, you’ll find many more ideas to plan a perfect plastic-free wedding.