Should I make my wedding more sustainable?
We help conscious couples like you plan personal weddings that are also kind to our planet
Your Eco Conscious Wedding
As part of our commitment to running ethical and sustainable weddings, we’ll talk to you about what makes your heart sing and how you can make a few adjustments, sometimes big and sometimes small, to make a big environmental impact.
We can help you to ensure your celebration is memorable for all the right reasons, whilst not leaving a lasting impression on our planet.
Friendly, helpful and informative wedding planner
“From the very first contact with Michelle she was friendly, helpful and informative. Nothing was too much trouble and she made some really useful suggestions as to how to make our day run as we wanted it to. We can’t thank her enough for all of her help in making our day the most wonderful experience.”
Marlie & Glen | Sheepdrove Organic Farm | Summer 2018
A plastic free wedding
Over the years it been great to see more and more couples, suppliers and venues going plastic free. In 2018 Sky Ocean Rescue did some research into wedding waste and found that in 2017 245,513 weddings took place in Britain with an average of 100 guests at each, with nearly 20kg of single-use plastic at every one! That adds up to 4,910 tonnes of plastic potentially pouring into our oceans every year – the equivalent weight of 47 blue whales!⠀
But in practice, what does having a #plasticfreewedding really mean? It simply means eliminating all plastic from your day… no plastic straws, single use plastic cups, water bottles, disposable decorations, balloons, fake confetti, packaging or wrapping from products and favours. We work with venues and suppliers to support couples taking the #plasticfree pledge, making sure they are also avoid any single use plastics. ⠀
We all have a footprint, but by having a #plasticfreewedding it’s just one way you can help to protect our beautiful planet. ⠀
Did you know that one of the simplest changes you can make to your wedding day is to add more plant based foods to your menu? ⠀
Be creative with you menu. It’s not for everyone, but you could consider incorporating more plant based dishes into your wedding breakfast. Vegetarian canapés, side dishes, or vegan desserts maybe? It’ll have a lower impact on the planet, without sacrificing the taste as plant-based foods, on average, consume far fewer resources to produce.⠀
Having an open, honest conversation with your caterers is key. Talk to them about where they source their produce, the more local they are, the less carbon footprint they have! ⠀
Be creative about where the raw ingredients come from. There are also lots of fantastic companies that can provide you with tasty, seasonal produce that would have previously been destined for the rubbish bin.
What are the best eco wedding venues?
There are some amazing, inspirational sustainable venues, but your venue doesn’t need to be fully sustainable for you to have an eco friendly wedding. Whatever the venue, we will start by looking at ways we can decrease the carbon footprint of your wedding without compromising on your vision.
There are venues for every style and shape of wedding, from eco luxe farm retreats to grand country homes. We’ve picked out a few of our favourites.
Planning a seasonal wedding
Without doubt it’s the most sustainable way to plan a wedding, and in the UK we’re really lucky to have four very distinctive seasons.
Think about your favourite foods, when local produce is in abundance, flowers are looking their best, how much daylight there is.
We help couples to work out what season is right for them as part of our planning process.
Ready to start your sustainable wedding planning?
We help eco conscious couples like you, plan memorable weddings that don’t leave a lasting impression on the environment.
We love talking about all things wedding, planet saving, eco friendly and sustainable. Get in touch to arrange a free consultation. We’d love to help you make your wedding day both memorable and sustainable.
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world” Archbishop Desmond Tutu
PROUD TO BE A TRUSTED SUSTAINABLE WEDDING PLANNER
Ria & Steve
“I couldn’t recommend Michelle’s services enough. She asked great questions to really get to the heart of how we wanted our wedding to feel, she had lots of suggestions, she was responsive and considerate when we had issues with suppliers. My husband and I each grew up in different countries so we wanted our day to bring together traditions from different cultures. Michelle helped us to find a nice balance between various elements. The day ended up beautifully and really felt like it represented us. I’ve had several guests comment on how smoothly everything ran. Thank you for making it so easy for us, on what could easily have become a very stressful day without that support.”
Ria & Steve
Morag & Piers
“A ‘best in class’ wedding planner. It was tremendous to have the support of Michelle throughout the three months before my marriage, to pull together a big London wedding. Michelle did a fabulous job co-ordinating and marshalling the many and diverse elements, into a wonderful, seamless and successful day. Her constant attention and joyful spirit allowed me to enjoy the run up, as well as the day itself. I don’t know how I would have done it without you”
Morag & Piers
Hannah & Nick
“Michelle helped lead us through every step of wedding planning from start to finish. Her experience made the whole process so simple! On the day Michelle went above and beyond to ensure the day was perfect. I couldn’t recommend her wonderful work more. She took the majority of the stress away from the planning process and kept us calm and on track throughout. Thank you!”
Hannah & Nick
Tasha & Josh
“I reached out to Michelle for on the day wedding co-ordination services after speaking with a few other co-coordinators and I decided to move forward with Michelle due to her friendly and professional nature. She was perfect from day one of planning, making sure she understood exactly what I wanted and how I wanted the day to run. Due to her wealth of experience, she was able to provide recommendations on several suppliers and provide great tips to ensure we would have the perfect day. On the actual day of the event, I could not thank Michelle enough for her patience and efforts. I learnt after the event there were a couple of problems, which she resolved without having to inform or trouble me during the day. I honestly could not have had a smoother wedding, thank you so much Michelle!”
Tasha & Josh
Marlie & Glen
“From the very first contact with Michelle she was friendly, helpful and informative. Nothing was too much trouble and she made some really useful suggestions as to how to make our day run as we wanted it to. We can’t thank her enough for all of her help in making our day the most wonderful experience. The venue was decorated perfectly and everything ran smoothly. Michelle went above and beyond.”
Marlie & Glen