Wedding celebrations are awesome. We all know that. But unfortunately, there’s no point in denying that the wedding industry is pretty wasteful too. As a wedding photographer, I’ve seen families and friends travel all over the world to witness the wedding day of their beloved ones, I’ve seen caterers get rid of multiple garbage bags filled with leftover food, and don’t get me started on the disposable plastics used throughout the day.
First things first: your wedding day is your day. I’m not here to tell you what you should or shouldn’t do. Include your style, commit to your values and make sure the whole shabang is a personal reflection of your unique love story. You do you! I know I’m very (like, véry) passionate about the environment, but I never judge.
The tips below are just to make you aware of the impact of a wedding, and to show you that sustainable weddings aren’t exclusively for lunatic treehuggers. I strongly believe each and every single one of you can make a huge difference by making conscious choices during the preparations towards your wedding day. The world needs a lot of people doing this imperfectly rather than a few freaks (hello, that’s me) trying to live a zero-waste life.