5 Ways To Reduce The Carbon Footprint Of Your Wedding – Caiger& Co Cateringby Liz Seyi Digital marketing manager
As getting married is a major life stage where you will have the future in mind, it stands to reason that as you plan your nuptials, you should consider not only your anticipated years of wedded bliss, but also the planet’s health. Holding an eco-friendly wedding is not as hard as you might think, either.
Here are various tips for planning a wedding in a way that will rein in its ecological impact.
Discourage air travel
Glamorous though it might be to get married abroad, you could spare yourself a flight – and avoid the adverse environmental effect it would entail – by simply booking a wedding venue in your home country. This would also help guests to travel to the venue in a more carbon-efficient way.
Keep the guest list small
Of course, the fewer guests you do invite, the smaller the number of people who would need to travel to attend the event in the first place.
If you are struggling to decide who to invite, ask yourself whose absence at the wedding would genuinely sadden you. A good target could be just 10 guests overall, but don’t be afraid to allow a further five if you continue to struggle with narrowing down the options.
Go down the meat-free route with the wedding food
Even if many of the people set
to attend aren’t necessarily vegetarians or vegans, switching to a plant-based
menu for the wedding could result in you significantly reducing its carbon
Keep in mind that caiger and costaffers can augment weddings in London and the home counties by not only preparing a range of delicious plant-based food, but also acting as a net zero caterer.
Be selective about what décor you use for the event
For example, if you want this décor to include flowers, order ones that are grown in this country rather than overseas. Meanwhile, when it comes to candles, opt for soya wax ones rather than comparatively traditional paraffin ones, as the latter are derived from fossil fuels.
Investigate opportunities for offsetting your carbon emissions
It’s practically impossible to have an entirely carbon-free wedding, as so many fun things you intend to do at the wedding are likely to lead to carbon emissions in one way or another. You could, however, consider ways for you to offset at least some of these carbon emissions.
One idea could be to plant a tree. Additionally, if your wedding is to be held in London or one of the home counties, you could hire Caiger& Co, a net zero caterer, for the big occasion. Please contact us for more details about our ‘net zero’ credentials.
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