Friday, April 21, 2017

Simple Ideas For An Eco-Friendly Wedding

Seeing everything new and alive every spring is a good reminder that this earth is a beautiful treasure we need to take care of. One way to do that is to incorporate a few eco-friendly ideas into your wedding planning. Just in time for Earth Day this Saturday, April 22, 2017, Country Jewell has put together some easy ideas for you to consider. 

Pick a Scenic Venue
The more natural beauty offered by your wedding venue, the fewer decorations you'll need to provide on your own. Our scenic wedding venue near Knoxville is skillfully landscaped and surrounded by the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. Inside our rustic reception barn, a romantic, country ambiance is already there for you, so very little needs to be added to get the look and feel you desire for a charming, memorable wedding.    

Rent Instead of Buying
A rental company can provide you with plates, silverware, linens, and more, and when you're done with them, the company will take it all back, clean it up, and rent it out to someone else. This cuts down greatly on trash made from disposable items like plastic cutlery and paper napkins. If you do buy things, such as vases for centerpieces, let them do double duty and choose something nice enough to be given to your wedding party after the reception as thank you gifts.  

Rethink the Favors
Let's face it - most wedding favors either get left behind on the table or thrown away soon after the guest's get home with them. The most utilized favors are the edible ones, so giving away candies or personalized cookies is a good way to make sure people actually take their favors with them. 

Another option is to give away small plants that they can take home to "watch your love grow" after the big day, or you can make a donation to your favorite charity in their name in lieu of favors. 

Incorporate Signs
Cut back on wasting lots of paper for programs, menus, etc... by printing all of that information on big chalkboard signs for everyone to see. Your guests get the details that they need and there aren't leftover bunches of paper goods to throw away later. For any printed items that you do purchase, including the wedding invitations, consider using recycled paper.  

Have a Wedding Website
This is another way to cut back on paper waste. You can share directions to the venue, the wedding day schedule, registry information, and so much more instead of printing them on inserts to send with the invitations. You can even collect RSVPs on your website and skip the extra postage needed when they are mailed back instead.

It doesn't take a lot of extra effort to make the eco-friendly ideas above happen, and in many cases, it can save you money. Our rustic wedding venue near Knoxville is already breathtaking to see, so you don't need to spend a lot of your budget making it wedding-ready. When you're ready to pick a place to get married, give us a call at Country Jewell. You're going to love it here!  

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