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We teamed up with Your Morning on CTV to chat about 5 Tips On How To Have An Eco-Friendly Wedding. Click to watch!

PICK A VENUE THAT’S SUSTAINABLE

Find venues that are Bull Frog powered and LEED certified. Pick one central location for all your guests to meet—this reduces additional travel. Arrange for a shuttle bus to reduce carbon emissions. When you find a venue, check to make sure they recycle and compost.

USE RECYCLED PAPER

If you’re sending paper invitations, make sure you’re using recycled paper, FSC certified paper or treeless paper like bamboo or hemp. Think about using postcards so you don’t have to send an envelope or just send email invites or e-vites to cut down on paper altogether. If you really want to think out of the box, consider sending plantable invites.

CHOOSE ECO-FRIENDLY FLOWERS

Choose a florist that sells local, organic and seasonal flowers as flowers typically have a large eco-footprint. Once you’re done with them, donate them to a local hospital.

SAY “I DO” WITH LAB-CREATED DIAMONDS

Diamonds may be great to look at but they can have a detrimental effect on the environment and the people who work in the mines (think blood diamonds). Instead, it’s best to look for Canadian mined diamonds that are conflict-free or even better, look for lab created diamonds.

RENT YOUR DRESS

Look for natural materials and vintage products and rent the tuxes/suits as a way to reduce and reuse. Consider buying a pre-owned dress and donating it to charity so they can sell it to raise funds. Also, rent your wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses.

 

 

5 Tips On How To Have An Eco-Friendly Wedding

 

 

 

 

Candice Batista

Candice Batista is an award winning Environmental Journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates. Her career spans national and international media outlets, where she has used her background in environmental studies and media & communications to produce and report on various environmental and climate issues for primarily television and digital audiences including Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, The Weather Network, CityTV, Rogers Television, The Pet Network, iChannel, and CTV, where she is currently the National Eco Expert for the stations number 1 daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show.
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