Because Calluna Events is located in Boulder, CO, we have had quite a few brides over the years that have wanted to do “Green” or Eco-friendly weddings. Now more than ever brides are trying to be environmentally aware as they plan their big day! Some of the things we have helped with are:
environmentally friendly invitations (recycled papers, biodegradable, soy based inks etc.
Developing website to cut down on the inserts needed in invitations (maps, directions, hotels, info)
bio degradable products for rehearsal dinners (plates, napkins, cups, utensils) – think outdoor BBQ style
purchasing Carbon credits to offset the entire wedding or the guests’ travel to the wedding
donating to a charitable organization in lieu of favors. Many environmental organizations top this list as well as the Heifer Project is popular.
Using local and/or organic flowers (the bride has to be very flexible with colors and types of flowers because the growing season locally will determine what’s available)
purchasing local produce and meats/cheese. Working with local farms or ranches to buy local where possible.
Providing all organic foods
Organic or bio dynamic wines.
Cutting down on printed products such as programs, menus etc.
Recycling or buying a used wedding dress or bridesmaids dresses in order to lessen the impact on the environment.
Providing shuttles for the guests so that they aren’t all driving to and from the wedding venue.
Providing recycling and composting at weddings (some of the caterers I work with do this) donating left over food and flowers to the local nursing homes or shelters.
There are other areas but this is just a collection of things that we’ve done.