Celebrate your big day
the Earth-friendly way!
Weddings are a multibillion-dollar-a-year industry in the United States. With all their associated costs — from travel and food to flowers and favors — those big days often comes with a big price tag for wildlife and the environment.
But they don’t have to. Your celebration can be an opportunity to make sustainable choices and share your values with others — a way to make your wedding unique and personal. And many greener wedding choices come with the added benefits of simplifying your plans and shrinking your costs.
This guide lays out many of the ways you can make your wedding wildlife friendly.
Of course, eloping, having a small wedding, or having no wedding has the lowest impact of all — but those options don’t work for everyone. This guide can help you celebrate more sustainably.
It’s not intended as an all-or-nothing checklist. Just because you can’t make every single aspect of your wedding 100% sustainable doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make improvements where you can. Small changes add up, and wildlife can use all the help they can get.