Continuing to find eco friendly solutions for weddings I thought about the amount of decorations required for a wedding. Thousands and thousands of dollars are often spent on decoration. Mostly flowers again which are as explained in my previous eco friendly wedding post horrible for the environment. So you spent all that money and leave a big carbon footprint for something that will be thrown away a few hours later. I am not saying that you have to marry in a plain boring place, however you can solve the whole decorating solution by choosing a location that is pretty without any help. The picture above was of a wedding from one of our customers who had her wedding on a beach, you can see in this post how they hardly had to decorate the place and they did not use any flowers, even the bouquets were not real flowers.
This forest wedding is magical! Only some lights and they were ready to go. We have so many magical places in the world no need to decorate :) I love this location I think it is much more memorable for the guests too as it is unique and special, it is in a camp with loads of outdoors activities.
And of course garden weddings. This can be a hired place but also your own yard or of a relative or friend. The trees in the picture above are much prettier than any men-made decoration if you ask me, without any additional cost or environmental damage.
Other locations I came across which are unique and do not require much decorations are: Library weddings, Farm weddings and Park weddings. To make it even greener it is best to choose a location which is closest to most of your guests so that not much travel is required.
Another picture of the beautiful beach wedding of our customer, for which we made a hairpiece, brooch, boutonnieres, earrings, bridesmaids jewelry and flower girl jewelry.
Would you choose any of these locations? Or do you know any other than these that would not require flowers and other waste to make it pretty? I'd love to hear them :)