Five ways to recycle your wedding items

Your wedding day should be the most special day of your life but that doesn’t mean that it has to have a huge impact on the planet. There are plenty of ways you can have a blast but reduce your footprint too. Here are some top ideas for keeping things green.

Repurpose

OK, so we know your wedding dress is a big deal but what’s the use of wearing it once, then chucking it in the back of the cupboard to get old and dusty? There are plenty of ways you can reuse it, you just need to find a good seamstress. You can even sell it on, helping someone else to look fabulous on their special day. The same goes for the groom’s suit – choose one that has a shelf life.

Five ways to recycle your wedding items

Material matters

Use decorations that can be reused or recycled. Think paper, glass and greenery and try to avoid plastics where possible.

Five ways to recycle your wedding items

Flowers

Flowers can make a wedding but there’s nothing that says their shelf life ends at the end of the day. Give them to your guests to take home, or use plants and foliage that can keep on growing.

Five ways to recycle your wedding items

Accessories

Try and use accessories that keep on giving. Candles can be used for months after the big day. Leftover lights and decorations will come in handy at other festive occasions. And items like table centrepieces will always make great birthday gifts later in the year.

Five ways to recycle your wedding items

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