Our top 5 tips for choosing sustainable and eco-friendly wedding stationery tailored for couples in Ireland.
Welcome to the exciting world of wedding planning! As you dive into the details of your big day, you’ll quickly discover that weddings can come with a hefty price tag. However, making your celebration eco-friendly doesn’t mean compromising on style or quality. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Embracing sustainable choices for your wedding stationery is a beautiful way to add a touch of environmental consciousness to your special day. Here are our top 5 tips to guide you through the process.
- Only Buy What You Need
It’s easy to get carried away and order extra wedding invites “just in case.” However, a little foresight and careful guest list scrutiny can help you order the exact number you need. Resist the urge to go overboard, and remember quality over quantity is key. At Now & Forever, we offer a low minimum order, allowing you to order in quantities that suit your guest list perfectly.
- Choose Recycled and Seeded Paper
The paper is a significant component of wedding stationery, and choosing the right kind can significantly reduce your environmental impact. Opt for recycled or post-consumer waste papers, as they use fewer resources and produce fewer emissions. Consider the innovative option of zero-waste seeded paper, which not only reduces waste but also gives back to nature. These papers are embedded with bee-friendly seeds and can be planted in your garden after use, adding an extra layer of eco-friendliness to your wedding.
- Opt for Eco-Friendly Finishings
The finishing touches on your stationery can make a big difference. Choose minimal finishings made from reusable or recyclable materials to reduce waste. Glitter and plastic finishings contribute to landfill waste, so consider eco-friendly alternatives like bamboo silk ribbons, twine made from natural fibres, cotton tassels, metal clasps, paper twine, and recycled paper bellybands. Our commitment extends to packaging as well – all our stationery is packaged using recyclable materials.
- Minimise Waste with Eco-Friendly Table Plans and Signage
Large printed boards, such as wedding table plans, can contribute to significant paper waste. Opt for recyclable materials like cards instead of non-recyclable alternatives. Vintage frames, fabric banners, and painted wooden signs offer charming alternatives that minimise paper and ink usage. Not only are these options kinder to your budget, but they also make for memorable keepsakes.
- Look for ‘Double Up’ Items
Save the planet and some cash by thinking creatively about dual-purpose stationery items. For instance, print guest names on favour tags to eliminate the need for separate place cards. Provide biodegradable confetti in recyclable bags that also feature your order of the day timeline. Combine a bookmark-style menu with a thank-you message for an all-in-one place card, menu, and favour.
Looking For Eco-Friendly Wedding Stationery in Ireland?
Choosing recycled and easily recyclable materials for your wedding invites and stationery is a fantastic start to an eco-friendly celebration. As a last tip, remember that a simple, beautifully printed flat invitation card is more easily recyclable than one with excessive embellishments.
At Now & Forever, we take pride in offering a one-stop shop for all your wedding stationery needs in Ireland, ensuring that every piece is made with care and environmental consideration. We believe in the quality of our stationery, and to prove it, we invite you to order a free wedding stationery sample. Simply contact us with your address, and we’ll send out a sample pack to you as soon as possible. Let’s make your wedding day not only special but also sustainable!