green wedding or an eco-friendly wedding is any wedding where the couple tries to decrease the impact of their event on the planet. Couples plan their weddings by integrating eco-friendly alternatives, such as eco-friendly invitations , flowers , dress , photography and more. [1]


A green wedding is one that is eco-friendly and conscious of the consumption of resources that would otherwise be used in the wedding. This can include recycling waste, choosing a sustainable business and even neglecting to participate in such practices that could be considered. [2] Many people who live with green lifestyles believe it is necessary to continue with making sure their weddings are green as well. Others choose green weddings to raise awareness to others of how sustainabilityis important in daily activities and celebrations. The largest factor that contributes to the growth of green weddings. Many argue that without being aware of the practice of using a large amount of waste. [3]

Basic principles

One key concept for keeping a wedding eco-friendly is to ensure that the items being used, such as hosiery, platters, cups, ornaments or wedding favors. Many green weddings have instead opted for borrowed or recycled items. Another option is chosen for the purpose of making a purchase. [4] In other matters, it is important to be aware of the fact that it is necessary to prevent or reduce the risk of harm to the environment . The average wedding produces 400 lbs of garbage and 63 tons of CO2. [5]Together, American weddings are equivalent to 8.3 million cars driving on the road for a year. This can include flowers, paper (invitations), textiles (dress, suits), gas emissions (transportation), and everything else that can occur from the wedding. [6]


Another important factor that is considered important is picking of the flowers. Flowers can add to a huge impact on the environment and fertilizer . Many green-have wedding planners opt to Their flowers Supplied by organic florist or Even to Grow Their Own. Another common practice is to consider what to do with the flowers after the wedding. Some weddings have had flowers that are replanted after the big day to minimize waste and allow the flowers to continue to grow afterwards. [7]


There is a large amount of paper used in weddings throughout the entire process. One large reason paper is used so much because of invitations. Green wedding planners are cautious when selecting how to invite others. Some options that are more sustainable are

  • Using recycled paper
  • Purchasing do-it-yourself kits to create your own invitations
  • Using the internet to send out electronic invitations instead
  • Using tree-free milled paper [8]


Food is one important factor that affects how sustainable a wedding is. Some planners choose to get their food supplied by local / organic growers to help eliminate the amount of chemicals that would have been used in the growing of the food of it. Organic cakes are made from organic ingredients used in the production of ingredients. [9] Many sustainable practices that are made in the past by a community of people who have donated to local charities.


One of the biggest contributors to waste that can be generated is the wedding dress. Many argue that one of the ways to continue can be re-worn or borrowed. This eliminates the one-time use principle violation. Also, it is made of organic fiber that the garment had minimal impact on the environment during its production. Many green brides opt to purchase a vintage dress. Other brides choose to sell or have a new garment.

See also

  • Zero-waste event

External links

  • Discover’s How to Green Go: Weddings
  • Eco-Beautiful Weddings
  • Green Wedding Guide
  • The Global Eco-Village | Eco-Friendly Wedding Themes
  • Green Bride Guide
  • Green Union


  1. Jump up^ Gordon, Jessica (2009). „What is a green wedding“ . Summer Wedding, Cincinnati . Retrieved March 21, 2012 .
  2. Jump up^ Tasker, Angela (2009). Green Weddings Uniting the Elegant and Unique . Alt health watch. pp. 65-70.
  3. Jump up^ Edmunds, Valerie (2008). The Green Wedding Guide . Little Rock, Arkansas: Penn Publishing Ltd. p. 10.
  4. Jump up^ Napolitano, Wenona (2009). The Everything Green Wedding Book . Avon, MA: Adams Media. pp. x, 93-95. ISBN  978-1-59869-811-4 .
  5. Jump up^ Harrison, Kate (2008). The Green Bride Guide . Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks. ISBN  978–1-4022-1345-8 .
  6. Jump up^ Anderson, Emily Elizabeth (2007). Eco-Chic Weddings . Hatherleigh Press. pp. 3-23. ISBN  9781578262403 .
  7. Jump up^ Varner, Richard. „Why Are Green Weddings Becoming So Popular?“ . I stay green . Living the Green Life . Retrieved March 20, 2012 .
  8. Jump up^ Edmunds, Valerie (2008). The Green Wedding Guide . Little Rock, Arkansas: Penn Publishing Ltd. p. 10.
  9. Jump up^ Anderson, Emily Elizabeth (2007). Eco-Chic Weddings . Hatherleigh Press. pp. 3-23. ISBN  9781578262403 .