Eco Friendly Wedding | Tips For A Sustainable Celebration
Planning a wedding is an exciting time filled with love, joy, and anticipation. However, as we become more conscious of our impact on the environment, many couples are seeking ways to make their special day more sustainable. If you’re dreaming of an eco friendly wedding, the Gold Coast Farm House offers the perfect backdrop for your sustainable celebration. In this blog post, we will explore various ways to plan an environmentally friendly wedding at the Gold Coast Farm House, ensuring your special day leaves a positive impact on the planet.
Propose with a Pre-Loved Gem
Pass on a family heirloom or shop vintage for your beloved’s engagement ring. A unique, pre-loved gem has character and often an interesting history. Alternatively, if you want a new engagement ring, be sure to shop around for sustainable and ethically sourced diamonds and metals. There are many innovative jewellers specialising in recycled or sustainable materials.
Eco Friendly Invitations and Stationery
There are so many creative ways to invite guests to your celebration. If you are conscious of keeping things eco friendly, choose recycled, biodegradable, or paperless invitations. For a truly inventive approach, use a stationery designer like Turquoise, who embeds daisy seeds into their paper products. Your guests can plant their invitation, place card, or thank you note, straight in the ground and wait for their gift to bloom.
Planet Friendly Gift Registry
Encourage your guests to support your love of the planet with an eco friendly gift registry. You might have an environmental cause that you would like you guests to donate to, or you could arrange a gift registry at your favourite eco store, such as Biome. Etsy have just set up a wedding registry service to make it easy for your guests to treat you with thoughtfully made gifts you’ll cherish forever.
Keep it Small or Elope
Elopements and intimate weddings have gained immense popularity in recent years, with many couples deciding to keep their celebration small. Inviting only your nearest and dearest will ensure your wedding limits waste and energy use. You can afford to make eco friendly decisions with your decor and menu by keeping your celebration group smaller.
Host Your Wedding During the Day
The Gold Coast Farm House is the ideal location for a sunlit celebration, particularly in the cooler months. Hosting your eco friendly wedding during the day will ensure you use less electricity to power lighting and heating. A midday ceremony with a late lunch for your reception allows you to take advantage of the stunning natural backdrop of the National Park, while keeping your carbon footprint to a minimum.
Use Nature for Your Decor
Weddings at the Farm House are treated to the breathtaking natural decor of the surrounding National Park. There’s no need to add much more to your decor when you have the lush green Hinterland as your backdrop. Incorporate the natural scenery in your photos to create timeless memories with a bohemian feel.
Choose Native Florals
Native Australian blooms that are locally sourced, require very little irrigation, fertilization, and transportation. The fresh cut flower industry is not particularly eco friendly, so choosing a florist who specialises in sustainable blooms is essential for your environmentally friendly wedding. Try floral designers like Bare Bouquets or Poppy & Fern who carefully select flowers and plants that leave mininimal impact on the planet.
Locally source your menu
The Gold Coast boasts a plethora of fabulous food and wine producers. Choosing local means you’ll not only serve up the freshest produce for your guests, but you reduce the impact of transportation and refrigeration. Try to add as many vegetarian and vegan options as you can to limit the environmental impact of dairy and meat production.
Reusable Wedding Favours
Be smart about your wedding favours and confetti. Choose organic material such as leaves or native flower petals for your wedding toss. Dainty leaves such as olive or lavender work well. Offer wedding favours that double as late night snacks for guests or give them something they can reuse at home. Cute succulents in re-useable cups or jars work for table decorations as well sustainable gifts for your guests.
Environmentally Friendly Honeymoon
Continue your thoughtful decisions into your honeymoon. Find a relaxing and romantic location to spend quality time with your beloved that reflects for values. The Gold Coast and surrounds offer an amazing array of eco friendly and sustainable stays. Consider Gold Coast Tree Houses or Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat for a relaxing stay not far from The Gold Coast Farm House.