We pride ourselves on being an environmentally conscious company, so I thought I’d share some tips for you to reduce the waste from your wedding!
It all starts from the very beginning. Make the conscientious choice to use recycled paper for your wedding stationery suite. It still looks beautiful trust me, and you won’t feel so guilty throwing away all those menus and name tags after the wedding.
This is a choice I feel very passionately about! Supporting a local supplier means less miles travelled, more money in your local economy and it means you can meet with them regularly to ensure everything is all going well. Not necessarily a ‘low waste’ option, but most certainly a good one to make!
Hire don’t buy
This may seem biased because yes we are a hire company but hear me out. If you hire in items for your wedding rather than spend time purchasing numerous items which you’re never going to use again you are reducing waste!
Use items that decompose
This falls across all elements of your wedding, not just your catering equipment! I spoke about recycled paper for your wedding stationery, but also consider avoiding extras like wax seals as they’re not great for the environment. Work with your florist to have a ‘foam free’ wedding, using floral oasis is incredibly dangerous for sea life. Just an artisan florist who uses wire alternatives, and even better grows their own flowers rather than importing.
Work with your catering team
Work with a catering team who uses local suppliers for their ingredients, discuss ways which you can reduce your food waste. So many caterers have unique ways of calculating food consumption and cleaver ways to avoid food waste.
We all know about recycling don’t we, but in amongst the antics of weddings and events its an easy element to forget. If you’ve booked a venue speak to them about their recycling policy, and make sure their bars are stocked with bottle bins. If you’ve chosen a marquee wedding its so simple to pick up a couple of large bins and ask your guests to support your vision for a low waste wedding.