Keeping it Clean: Environmentally Friendly Wedding Suppliers
April 1, 2016
Have we perhaps mentioned just the once or twice that we LOVE wedding publication The Knot?! They are constantly delivering wonderful and insightful advice and this post about environmentally friendly wedding suppliers was yet another that we wanted to share.
With our environment in such a precarious state we’re all doing our best to minimise our carbon footprint. Weddings can come in at a high cost to our precious planet, and so we were delighted to read about the following suppliers making a splash, whilst keeping it green.
All Things Paper
There are a number of paper suppliers you can use for your wedding invites and other paper needs that are environmentally friendly. One that struck our fancy is Paper Culture. They pledge not to cut down any existing trees to create their cards, instead making them from 100% recycled paper or alternative non-tree fibres. They also plant a tree for every order placed and have the goal of planting 1 million trees in place. Bravo!
There’s no point wasting good flowers – and this is something Repeat Roses understand beautifully. The company collects flowers after a wedding, re-purposes the arrangements and delivers them to nursing homes, hospice care and shelter facilities to spread joy to those who are in need of a little floral love.
Registry and Charity
The I Do Foundation is an online destination for couples to create a gift registry. But instead of purchasing the usual pots and pans, guests can make a donation to a charity instead. We think this is a wonderful idea.
Wine and Dine
VEEV Spirits offer carbon neutral spirits and organic, ready to pour cocktails. Their distillery is wind powered and 1% of all donations are donated to rainforest preservation and environmental initiatives – cheers!
Brilliant Earth meticulously tracks its diamond’s origins. Their stones are conflict free and mined under strict environmental standards. Additionally, 5% of its profits go to charities that help communities affected by the diamond industry.
Brides for a Cause is an organisation whereby brides donate their wedding gown to the organisation Wish Upon a Wedding. The gowns are then used in weddings and vow-renewal services for couples going through terminal illness or a life-altering situation.
Photographers Who Share
And last but by no means least, there are photographers such as Brandon Kidd Photography, Studio EMP and Fearless Photographers who partner with charities and donate a portion of profits to them.
This is a small selection of the suppliers and the rest are well worth a look – you can see them here. And with that lovely thought of all these delightful organisations trying to do good in the world, we’ll sign off for now.