Any tips for a sustainable wedding?
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July 23, 2020 at 9:48 pm
All suggestions welcome – from caterers to flowers, I want to know it all!theuselessprojectKeymastertheuselessproject
July 23, 2020 at 9:49 pm
Share your suggestions below or ask any questions you have!AlexandraParticipantAlexandra
August 3, 2020 at 12:18 pm
I follow Sinead O’Sullivan on Instagram and she made her ENTIRE wedding incredibly sustainable in a really cost-effective way, would definitely recommend people check her out: https://www.instagram.com/p/BxMTC32n0zZ/Taz KelleherKeymasterTaz Kelleher
August 3, 2020 at 4:44 pm
For dresses, theres a fab charity shop in Dun Laoighre, I think it’s Barnardos, that have a whole upstairs of second hand wedding dresses <3RuthocParticipantRuthoc
September 3, 2020 at 11:11 am
We had a low impact, back-garden wedding for 130 people in 2017. It was such a laugh and was nice to know we weren’t creating loads of waste along the way!
Main things we did:
– Borrowed marquees from family and friends. Borrowed tables and chairs from local community centre (for free but we gave a donation to say thanks!!)
– My cousin, a chef, cooked up a storm on a huge barbecue that we got made by a local welder from an old oil drum. We’re both vegetarian so he did plenty of meatless options and then my fella’s uncle gifted a lamb from his farm which was cooked for meat-eaters (cry face). He calculated meticulously so there was little to no food waste. All of the food was seasonal and as local as possible! I made the cake and we also made Rhubarb Champagne for the reception rather than bubbly – it was delicious (and strong!!!).
– We foraged greenery and flowers for tables/bouquets from our hedgerow and garden (grew a few bits from seed but not much!). We just popped them into jars on tables and they looked great!
– My mam made my wedding dress and the bridesmaids’ dresses so no fast fashion there! She also made bunting for the marquee from ends of material – it looked amazing and we have it now to use at parties/bbqs.
– Instead of favours, which are often left behind and wasteful, we made a donation to our local animal shelter.
– We used compostable bamboo plates and bowls for dinner, and then borrowed cutlery and glasses from family and friends!
– We borrowed signs/decorations/lanterns from friends who had accumulated wedding decorations over the years (it’s amazing what people have in their attics!)
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