Nowadays, engaged couples are looking for ways to decrease their wedding's eco-footprint while making sure that it's still a special day. With an average wedding cost approaching $20,000, it's clear they have a large effect on the environment. Here are a few things you can do to make the impact of your pending nuptials a little bit smaller.
You can skip lavish invitations for ones made from environmentally-friendly paper. Encourage your guests to recycle them when they are no longer needed. Or, you can do away with invitations entirely and send out an email! But bear in mind this won't have quite the same impact as receiving an envelope in the mail.
Try and source your food locally. One of the best things you can do for the environment is minimize the distance your refreshments and cake have to travel.
Hand out a small bag of wedding favors before the ceremony, including containers of bubble solution for each guest. Rice is harmful to birds who eat it after the ceremony, so encourage your friends and family to shower you with bubbles instead!