So maybe I’ve changed Billy Idol’s iconic lyrics around a little, but you can still have a nice day and a white wedding without leaving a super-sized carbon footprint. Schupepe Tents & Marquees implements a sustainability programme with Instep that helps us minimise our impact on the environment. We can help you have the wedding that you’ve dreamt of without the guilt of negatively impacting the environment with unnecessary waste. Listed below are five easy ways to have an eco-friendly wedding!
Traditional places such as resorts and hotels are not the most environmentally friendly options. New Zealand offers such a beautiful landscape that it would be a waste of natural ambience to get married indoors. We offer weatherproof, UV resistant tents which will protect your guests – in torrential rain or excessive shine.
Save a tree and send an evite or create a wedding web page. Use recycled paper to send your thank-you cards. There are even invites embedded with herb or flower seeds so that that your guests can plant them in their backyard!
PICK IN-SEASON FLOWERS
Most people don’t realize that most flowers used for weddings are not eco-friendly. More often than not they are covered in chemicals to keep the insects away. If they are out of season, they will have to be shipped from overseas which adds to pollution. The most environmentally friendly solutions are to look for flowers that are in season or make your own bouquet with wild flowers.
CATER TO THE GUESTS & THE ENVIRONMENT!
Organic foods due to tend to be very costly, so a more economically friendly option would be to choose a caterer that grows food locally – without pesticides. If bought locally, it will require less packaging, refrigeration, and shipping time – which will cut down on waste, electricity, and fuel.
CUT DOWN ON MULTIPLE VENDORS
Support your local economy and cut down on transportation emissions by reducing the amount of vendors. Schupepe Tents & Marquees has interior hire options which can help in this endeavour. We would be honoured to help create the green wedding of your dreams. Contact us today for a quote.