Host an Eco-Friendly Wedding Celebration [Visual]

The average U.S. wedding produces more than 400 pounds of waste. Annually, more than 63 tons of CO2 is released into the atmosphere from U.S. weddings alone.

The wedding market has a reputation for being wasteful–and after reading the stats above, it’s not hard to see why. So many features of a wedding day are single-use, such as the decorations, the food, and even the fashion (ahem: wedding dresses).

While the above statistics can be disheartening, the good news is that more and more couples are taking note of the impact their special day is having on the world around them, and they’re taking steps to change that.

There are multiple benefits to hosting a green wedding day celebration. First and foremost, it’s good for the environment–but did you know that it’s also good for your wallet? Many of the eco-friendly wedding hacks you’ll find below will help save the planet, and your wallet.

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Flower blooms by Season [Visual]

Fresh flowers can make any space come to life. While buying flowers can be expensive, purchasing fresh, seasonal blooms can save you money and help reduce your carbon footprint.

Local flower stores can purchase in-season blooms from local farms and greenhouses, rather than having to ship out of season flowers in. This makes it both more cost effective and healthier for the environment to buy in season flowers.

While spring and summer are the most popular blooming seasons, there are beautiful bulbs in every season available to consumers. In addition, there are also plenty of year-round blooms that are always available.

Zola created this seasonal blooming guide to showcase all of the seasonal blooms for spring, summer, fall, and winter. Bookmark this page so you always know what’s in season, so you can make more eco-friendly flower choices next time you purchase fresh blooms.

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Easy Steps to an Eco-Friendly Wedding [Visuals]

Planning an eco-friendly wedding can be stressful, from the dress to the venue, to the guest list.

Everything has an environmental impact and making the right choice can be tricky. Luckily, Daffodil Hotel and Spa have created an easy guide to an eco-friendly wedding.

Discover their five steps to reducing the carbon footprint of your big day.

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Eco-friendly DIY Wedding Ideas [Infographic]

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Wedding planning can be really (really) stressful. For earth-loving folks, the process can get even trickier, as most classic wedding decorations, favors, and traditions are far from eco-friendly. Luckily, a DIY attitude is all you need to create a wedding celebration that is unique, true to you, and kind to the earth. Whether you’re knee deep in planning or daydreaming about future nuptials, read on for a variety of environmentally friendly wedding ideas.

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