A wedding requires a preparation time beforehand and requires an enormous amount of products (dress, crockery, crockery, decoration, invitations, confetti, travel…) for only 24 hours of happiness. In itself, a marriage is not very ecological, but to remedy it, ecological marriage, or even zero waste, has existed for years now. For environmental reasons, but also for economic reasons. As far as decoration is concerned, I offer you an overview of the different solutions.
RENTAL : ECOLOGICAL ANC ECONOMICAL
The most suitable solution for a zero waste wedding. You can choose them online or in our showroom, place your order, and even have them delivered to your wedding venue. You thus allow the same object to live many different lives, without worrying about buying and reselling your decoration. The brands that offer this service have complete selections that allow you to choose your decoration by theme in a few clicks and thus save time!
Find the selection of La Mariée Aux Pieds Nus to rent your decoration: Où louer le mobilier et la décoration de son mariage
FLEA MARKETS AND RECYCLING FOR MORE AUTHENTICITY
If you don’t have the time or the desire to compose your own decoration, but you don’t want to rent your home, you can take a look at Leboncoin. There are complete sets that have already been used and are only waiting to be used again.
If, on the contrary, you want to think about your own decoration, then go hunting: second-hand sites (Le Bon Coin, Facebook Market Place…), flea markets, yard sales. You will find pots, jars, bottles… to make photophores or vases. Long live upcycling and do it yourself! You can also become a member of the Facebook group “My wedding from the past: buy, sell, trade” and give a second life to decorations from previous weddings. You can find paintings, mirrors, boxes, suitcases,… and other elements related to the theme you have chosen for the D-day.
Finally, if you are in a small group, it is also an ideal solution to find a pretty original and authentic tableware, an old country table and mismatched chairs that will give a bohemian charm to your atmosphere.
FLOWERS, YES, BUT ECOLOGICAL !
Flower growing is one of the most water- and pesticide-intensive. In addition, most of the flowers come from Kenya or Holland. In other words, we choose it grown in France & in season ! For ecological reasons, but also because French flowers will be fresher. Indeed, they will have undergone less transport than if they came from Holland.
Short report to see for a better understanding: France 2 – La vérité sur les fleurs que nous achetons
But for a wedding, there is no question of depriving yourself of flowers! Then you can turn to the certified florists:
Plante Bleue : ensures that flowers are grown in an environmentally friendly way;
Fleurs de France : guarantees that the flowers are grown in France;
Fleuriste éco-responsable by Clayrtons : certify their responsible purchasing, but also their consumption of water, energy and waste management.
For more information on this subject : Val’hor – Les professionels du végétal
Alternatively, you can pick up wildflowers around your home to create your own local bouquets.
Once the wedding is over, give them away, you’ll make people happy!
If you choose to use dried flowers, I would suggest to read “Decorate with dried organic flowers”
ETHICAL WEDDING DECORATION IDEAS AND DIY
Don’t take the table, stay zen, and opt for a half-guinguette half-chamber style with a bohemian look in the middle of nature. The tour is played with tables and chairs rented or rented, LED garlands hung on poles and a decoration made of the surrounding nature.
Arch for secular marriage
Make it yourself or buy the one made with recycled or natural elements. Not to mention the rental! Well, it’s true that a breathtaking view in the background is not bad as a complement!
Chemins and napkins dyed in natural dye.
If you like to do it yourself, you can participate in a workshop and test it at home, making sure you use second-hand fabric or flax or hemp. Otherwise, do not hesitate to contact a vegetable dyer (on the right, it is the work of Gaëlle, Le Temps File, a dyer specialized in wedding textiles).
Piazza and table centre brands with elements of the surrounding nature, elements of the surrounding nature, elements of the healthy floral candles made of vegetable wax and bits and pieces of hardware.
And what are your good tips for a green wedding decoration?
Sources : by clicking on each of the photos