A Guide To Sustainable Wedding Invitations
Choose sustainable options that look good and help the environment at the same time. Here, we explore digital invites, recycled paper, plantable wedding invites and biodegradable options so you can learn how to invite your guests in style – and guilt-free!
What is sustainable or “green” stationery?
Sustainable means the resources used to create it are renewable so that they can be replenished rather than depleted. Sustainable stationery uses paper products that are made from recycled materials and biodegradable dyes, reducing your carbon footprint.
So, how do you get started?
Choose invites made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper
By supporting eco-minded suppliers who only produce products from 100% post-consumer waste, you’ll help to save trees as the invites won’t need to be manufactured from new materials. Some companies will also plant a tree with every order, such as Paper Culture.
Consider plantable invitations
Plantable wedding invitations are made with biodegradable paper and embedded with hundreds of seeds. Once planted, the paper decomposes and the seeds grow into beautiful wildflowers or herbs. The only waste is the envelope (which can be recycled), so plantable wedding invites are naturally the perfect choice. Your guests will also get a lasting reminder of your big day – so the memories can live on after your wedding! Our favourite is By Jo.
Order from an eco-minded social enterprise
For wedding invites that change the world, look no further than Words with Heart. They use only recycled paper, vegetable-based inks and green electricity during production. And with a huge focus on women’s empowerment and sustainability, you’ll invite your guests and help make the world a better place at the same time.
Go digital with paperless e-invites
Many couples are choosing to go without paper invitations and send out digital ones instead. This is a great way to save money on postage, but it’s also an easy way to reduce waste and help the environment. This means there’s no need to send out physical copies because your guests will already have the all-important details on their phones or computers. Plus, they’re easy to send and track, and can’t get lost in the post! Our favourite is Greenvelope – there’s a huge range of beautiful wedding invite templates ready and waiting for you to send.
Start your sustainability journey
Now you’re inspired, it’s time to decide on something that fits your personal style and reflects your values. There’s lots of ways to get creative with these cards, and you don’t have to stick with just one type. Whether you’re planning an all-out green wedding or just want something traditional but sustainable, there are many ways to go green with your wedding stationery needs.
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