Food is the center of any celebration, and you certainly want it to be at your wedding. But trees have to be cut down to make room for raising animals that are later slaughtered for meat. And, as with flowers, non-organic fruits and veggies may be treated with pesticides that can harm the earth and farm workers.
Organic foods tend to cost more, so if they’re not accounted for in your budget, they might not be an option. You may also not want a vegan meal, which means no dairy products, no eggs and, obviously, no meat. So how can your dinner be green? To start, look for a caterer who uses locally grown food and eco-friendly catering supplies.
No matter how practical a wedding couple thinks their parting gifts are, many guests throw them out. Also, some plastics, metals and fabrics that couples use to package their favors are tough on the environment to produce and hard to get rid of because they don’t biodegrade. One option: Give edible favors. You might want to head to your favorite farm or orchard for jars of jam or fresh honey. Not only will you save on gas by staying local, but you’ll also be using glass containers that guests may recycle or reuse after they’ve finished what’s inside. Plus, local favors are personalization enough — you can skip the monogrammed favor tag. Other choices: Buy organic, pesticide-free chocolate bars or give out something guests can grow, like seeds in pretty packets.
You could group bamboo plants together to make a centerpiece and then let each guest take one home and use eco-friendly bamboo dinnerware and flatware at your wedding. For stylish eco-friendly disposable tableware check out www.restaurantware.com.
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