You have the dress, you have your guest list, now what? Putting details on your big day requires a lot of thought and preparation – not to mention money. But what if it doesn’t have to be so difficult and can be good for the environment too? We’ve come up with some great low-cost, recycled wedding décor ideas that will bring elegance and the environment together.
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Wine Bottle Vases
If you’re anything like me, you enjoy a great glass of wine with your sweetheart or maybe just by yourself after a long day at the office. Those wine bottles don’t have to go to waste. Soak them in some hot, soapy water and remove the labels. Then, paint them your desired colors. Fill them with sweet flowers and voila, you have some great table centerpieces.
Wood Pallet Sign
Are you going for a rustic theme? A great idea to recycle a wood pallet is to make your welcome sign out of it. Paint it with some chalk paint and write on it to tell where your guests to sit or what the schedule is like on your big day. Most companies have these pallets sitting around and more than likely will donate them to you.
Mason Jar Lanterns
You can find mason jars at most any thrift store. People will donate them after canning or other craft projects. Snatch some up and line your aisle with them. You can add water and a floating candle to create a more romantic atmosphere. Or, tie twine around the rims and hang them from tree branches for a more whimsical feel.
Tin Can Bells
I mean, we’ve all seen it, right? The tin cans tied to the back of the car. Well, how about using that idea but giving it to your flower girl and ring bearer? Imagine those cuties walking down the aisle with their nostalgic-looking tin can bells announcing the arrival of the bride? It’s easy, it’s cute and it’s environmentally-friendly!
One of the easiest and least expensive ideas you can do is to gather up a bouquet of loose birch tree branches. Bundle them together with ribbon or twine. This is a cute, rustic idea that doesn’t look cheap. You can also add sprouts of baby’s breath or battery-powered lights to dress them up even more. They can be small for table centerpieces or larger to dress up the side of your aisle or archway. Get creative!
We know how important it is to keep the environment in mind when planning events. Reducing our carbon footprint is one of the most important things that we consider here on the farm. One of our goals is to achieve a zero-carbon footprint. We have successfully taken 2 million gallons of diesel off of our highways through our sustainability efforts and continue to make strides. It’s small things like an outdoor wedding in our Orchard, recycling paper products and reusing old items for decor that add up to help make our world a better place for future generations.