Vine Arbor To create an eco-friendly backdrop for your wedding, use foraged foliage to make any room or wall look like an abandoned building that nature has taken over.
DIY Chair Garland Use beautiful foraged greens again to create these stunning chair garlands for lush, green wedding décor.
Vintage Engagement Ring Buying a vintage ring is the closest you can get to being “green” with your engagement ring, as there’s no extra diamond mining, manufacturing, or labor involved, other than simple sizing and restoration. Not to mention, you get a one-of-a-kind piece with an authentically vintage look and feel!
Wildflower Aisle Utilizing wildflowers that grow naturally, create a whimsical, eco-friendly aisle-runner.
Eco-Friendly Menus We adore the organic simplicity of this linen fabric in lieu of printed paper menus! This could be recreated at home by using leftover pieces of your favorite textured fabric combined with mismatched place settings using a variety of place cards, flatware, and untamed greenery.
Chalkboard Menu Alternatively, and in lieu of individual menus, a menu sign is a great way to save paper while still making a statement!
Leaf “Confetti” Toss Use leaves as a natural, eco-friendly confetti that can also add a seasonal flair to your wedding exit.
Natural Confetti Utilize a biodegradable confetti material for a more environmentally-friendly wedding exit toss. You could even create your own “green” confetti by punching holes out of leaves!
Green Menu Using a caterer that is committed to “going green” will do many things to help reduce your impact on the environment. One of our favorite green practices is the use of local and seasonal ingredients in fresh, creative, and flavorful menus.
Bridesmaid Dresses Allowing your bridesmaids to wear their own dresses is an eco-friendly way to let them express their individuality. We love how these ladies all wore light shades and echoed the whimsical and intimate style of this wedding.
Bridesmaid Dresses This bride also allowed her bridesmaids to wear their own dresses which created such a unique and special look.
Eco-Friendly Wedding Favor While many wedding favors go unused, this sweet and practical wedding favor is one that will be enjoyed by your guests for months to come.
Donation in Lieu of Favors Instead of providing any wedding favors, we adore the idea of making a donation to your favorite charitable organization, saving both time and materials.
Potted Plant Centerpieces Potted plant table centerpieces make beautiful wedding décor that can be reused or given as a gift after wedding day.
DIY Seasonal Flowers It’s always more sustainable to include flowers that are locally grown and in-season. This tutorial gathers the best of the natural summer wildflowers to create a bright and untamed arrangement that you can recreate at home!
Simple Ceremony This simple ceremony setting is an eco-friendly way to achieve a chic and minimalist style.
Stunning Venue Selecting a wedding venue that has stunning scenery all on it’s own so that you don’t have to decorate is a great way to go green. Choose outdoor spaces with organic and natural beauty or structures with a lot of built-in character, like this one.
The Wedding Dress Once Wed began after founder Emily Newman saw a need in the marketplace for an online listing service for second-hand wedding dresses, and we continue to offer that incredible service to brides that wish to “go green”.