Eco-Friendly Destination Weddings: Making a Difference While Celebrating Your Love

by | Jun 6, 2023 | Eco-Friendly Weddings, Weddings

As society becomes increasingly aware of the need for environmental sustainability, more and more couples are seeking ways to make their weddings eco-friendly. But what if you’re dreaming of a destination wedding? Is it possible to combine the two? Absolutely. Here’s how you can plan a sustainable destination wedding and make a difference whilst celebrating your love.

Minimising the Carbon Footprint

Let’s address the elephant in the room: air travel. Yes, it does have a carbon footprint. But, as with many aspects of our modern lives, it’s all about balance and making conscious choices. One way to offset the carbon emissions from your flights is to choose an airline that offers carbon offset programmes.

Choose a Sustainable Destination

Spain is fast becoming a leader in sustainable tourism. By choosing Spain as your wedding destination, you can support a country that is actively working towards environmental sustainability. Plus, with its diverse landscapes, rich culture, and array of eco-friendly venues and suppliers, Spain is the perfect place to host a sustainable destination wedding.

Sustainable Catering

Choosing locally-sourced, seasonal food for your wedding menu is another excellent way to reduce your event’s environmental impact. Spain, with its abundance of fresh produce and traditional dishes, offers endless possibilities for a delicious, locally-sourced wedding menu.

Mindful Decor

Opt for decorations that can be reused, like rental items or materials that can be recycled. You can also get creative with biodegradable options, like using flowers and plants native to your wedding location.

Eco-Friendly Invitations

Consider sending out digital invitations or choosing stationary made from recycled or sustainably-sourced paper. You could also create a wedding website to share details about your day, reducing the need for printed materials.

Ethical Wedding Attire

Consider choosing a wedding dress and suits made from sustainable materials.

You could also think about renting your outfits, or buying vintage or second-hand.

Favour Local Suppliers

By choosing local suppliers, you can minimise your wedding’s carbon footprint and support the local economy.

We work with a wide range of local suppliers who share our commitment to sustainability.

Mindful Favours

Consider wedding favours that are eco-friendly or even contribute to sustainability. This could be anything from seed packets for planting to donations to an environmental charity in your guests’ names.

Eco-Friendly Venues

One of the most significant decisions you’ll make when planning your wedding is the venue. Look for venues that prioritise sustainability, like green-certified hotels or venues that use renewable energy sources.

Responsible Waste Management

Coordinate with your venue and caterers to ensure any waste from your wedding is handled responsibly. This could involve composting food waste or ensuring recycling facilities are available.

Whilst planning an eco-friendly destination wedding might seem daunting, remember that every little bit helps. It’s about making conscious decisions that align with your values and making a difference where you can.

Beautiful And Sustainable Celebrations With Us

With careful planning and mindful choices, you can celebrate the best day of your life in your dream location, knowing you’re doing your part for the planet.

We believe that weddings can be both beautiful and sustainable. We’re committed to helping couples plan their dream weddings in a way that aligns with their values and contributes to a more sustainable world.

Together, we can create an unforgettable celebration that doesn’t compromise on style, fun or your commitment to the environment. Let’s plan your dream eco-friendly destination wedding in Spain!

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Alexandra Waters

I'm Alexandra, Co-founder and lead Event Planner at Evently Spain. Hailing from Llandudno, UK, and now based in Frigiliana, Spain, my journey into event planning began after my own challenging wedding experience. Determined to prevent others from facing similar disappointments, I infuse every event with dedication and precision. My diverse background, from IT to catering, enriches my approach, ensuring every detail is spot on. When not orchestrating memorable events, I'm a mother, wife, avid traveler, and crochet enthusiast, constantly seeking inspiration. Entrust your event to me, and witness the blend of passion and expertise I bring to each celebration.