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These are the steps you must take if you want an eco-friendly wedding

by Tatiana Barnes September 03, 2018

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These are the steps you must take if you want an eco-friendly wedding


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Organizing a sustainable wedding that will not leave Mother Nature upset is not an easy task. While more and more people are thinking about green weddings, it is important to carefully plan ahead and know what you are getting into.


Eco stylist Faye De Lanty has some precious tips for the ultimate eco-friendly wedding.



Finding the perfect brands is essential


According to Faye, it is not enough to investigate the eco brands used for the wedding, but it is crucial to have a deep, meaningful connection with them. For her big day (which was obviously an eco-friendly one) she enlisted the help of ethical wedding dresser Lenka Couture, slow event styling guru Little Lane Events and Salvos Stores to take charge of second hand items.


We looked at ways to reduce waste and treat the Planet with the respect it deserves. Mindfully Wed was also a tremendous asset, they have an amazing wedding directory.



Be nature’s friend


You definitely want to opt for natural fibres like cotton, silk and linen.


All the bridemaids at Faye’s wedding wore dresses hand-dyed with brown onion skins, she used leaves and flowers from her mother’s garden to be used as biodegradable confetti and she also chose to hire a slow florist.


All single-use plastic items and disposable objects were completely banned from the event, just as Princess Eugenie intends to do at her upcoming Royal Wedding in October this year.



Get your friends and family involved


Instead of receiving fancy wedding gifts, Fancy asked her closests friends and dear family members to contribute with the planning.


We had a friend that MC’d for us, a friend of mine did the music and another cherished friend drove me and my father in his fancy car, which was filled with champagne, hankies and mints – Faye recalls.

Non-negotiables – they need to be acknowledged and defined


You need to ask yourself what is the most important thing.


Me and my husband opted to spend more on the experience rather than the stuff. Obviously, just because it is eco doesn’t mean it can’t be luxurious. Everyone said that this was the best wedding, that made them feel so real and alive. Any excess food was donated to Oz Harvest and all the flowers used in the reception were shipped to a local hospital after the wedding.


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