Today is my 15th wedding anniversary. I cannot believe it has been that long. My husband and I have spend almost our entire adult lives together. We were very lucky to meet when we were at university together and we’ve had many adventures since.
I guess we have now more or less earned the right to say that our marriage is a ‘sustainable’ one. But I thought I would take the opportunity of this anniversary to talk about sustainable weddings.
A wedding day is often a big event. Many people spend a lot of money on their big day, but don’t think about the other costs involved.
Personally, we had a cheap and cheerful day. I made my own dress, and we sorted out the cake and other food ourselves too. We are not particularly religious, but had a simple church ceremony followed by a reception in a local pub and its garden with around 40-50 of our family and friends.
We spent more on our honeymoon – in a rustic artists’ garret in Paris – than we did on the day itself. We did not have a massive budget, but even if we had more money, I don’t think we would have done much differently. And we certainly would still have had sustainability in mind.
Here is an article I have written on the topic of sustainable weddings:
If you are just starting out on your journey to married life, it is important to remember the consequences of all your decisions. Making more sustainable choices for your wedding day will help you start your life together the way you mean to continue.
If you would like a plan for your sustainable wedding, I’d love to hear from you. Don’t hesitate to get in touch for consultancy services.