The possibilities for green wedding favors are absolutely endless. As the earth friendly movement continues to grow, so does the availability of socially responsible products and services. Replacing traditional favours with green wedding favors is simpler than you might imagine. Essentially there are three categories of green wedding favours – consumables, earth friendly products, and charitable donations.
Green Wedding Favors – Consumables:
Organic chocolates, candy, and other treats
Organic, fair trade coffee or tea
Organic homemade preserves
Organic fresh or dried herbs
Seeds, bulbs, or plants
Green Wedding Favors – Earth Friendly Products:
Soy or beeswax candles
Reusable cloth bags
Products created by a local artisan
Green Wedding Favors – Charitable Donations
Let your guests know that in lieu of purchasing or making favors, that you have made a charitable donation to an environmental organization.
Sourcing green wedding favours doesn’t have to be an arduous affair. It can be as simple as applying the adage “Think global, buy local”. This applies to all products, not just fresh produce. In addition to supporting local industry, you are reducing transportation related fuel consumption by eliminating shipping, and therefore reducing your carbon footprint. Expand your scope beyond traditional bridal shops and wedding suppliers when searching for green wedding favors. Earth friendly organic products are readily available in most supermarkets and in the farmer’s markets scattered throughout our cities. You will have greater choice and save money at the same time. One of the most socially responsible things that you can do is to make a charitable donation to an environmental agency like the
World Wildlife Fund instead of buying or making favours.
Socially responsible couples are embracing earth friendly weddings and green wedding favors are an important element of achieving that goal.