Sustainable Wedding Tips Part Two

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We're helping couples partner with sellers to make their wedding day as eco-friendly as possible. This blog post highlights ways to do that with florals.

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Create a Sustainable Wedding with Suite

Be picky about the flowers you pick.

We’re back on the blog with more tips to make your wedding more sustainable. Like we said in our last post, your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life. 

At Suite, we want to give Couples and Sellers resources to create sustainable or zero-waste weddings, and help move the needle forward. 

Just as a refresher, we want to go over some wedding waste statistics again. 

Wedding Waste Stats 

A few major wedding stats to note:

  • One Wedding produces 400 pounds of trash and 63 tons of Co2. 
  • That translates to 1 billion pounds of trash and the same amount of emissions as around 4 people would produce in the whole year.
  • If we reduced the average wedding emissions by just half, that would be the equivalent to taking 866,847 of the road for an entire year. 
  • 1/10 of all wedding food is tossed at the end of the night. 

Ways to Create a Sustainable Wedding 

In our last blog, we talked about starting your wedding sustainability journey with the proposal. The rings you and your partner chose can be eco friendly and sustainable. If you missed that blog, check it out here. Our second tip on how to make your wedding a little more sustainable is all about flowers.  

Tip #2: Be picky about the flowers

When it’s time to book your florist through Suite, have a quick conversation with them about your commitment to sustainability. There are a lot of ways to keep things eco-friendly with your flowers, and we’ll help you along the way. 

  1. The first way to keep your flowers sustainable is to pick a local vendor. Most florists do this already, but wherever your florist sources their flowers, be sure it’s a local grower. This helps eliminate all the costs and emissions that come with a non-local grower. 
  2. Another way to keep sustainability at the forefront of your wedding for your flowers is to pick only flowers that are in season. You’ll be able to find flowers from local growers much easier, and non-organic sourcing will be kept to a minimum. 
  3. Not tied down to the flower idea? Try plants instead. There are a lot of ways to make a plant centered wedding look amazing, and your florist can help with that. 
  4. Ask your florist if the foam and ribbon they use to assemble your floral pieces can be sourced as recyclables. We are big fans of reusing and recycling and their environmental impact. (Or lack thereof)
  5. If fresh flowers aren’t your thing, you’re in luck because dried flowers are much more environmentally friendly. You can source dried flowers easily on etsy, or at a local flower market. 

Wedding florals are all about creativity, and trends change so fast, so don’t feel cornered into one specific trend or vibe. Go with what you want, and if you choose to try and be as sustainable as possible, we hope our tips are able to help you along your journey! 

Happy planning! 

*Because of how large this topic of sustainability in the wedding industry is, we’ve decided to turn this into a blog series. We’ll give tips and our findings, as we research and learn about ways to make weddings better for the planet. We hope that this inspires our users and readers to make sustainable changes not just in the wedding industry, but in our lives in general!

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Sustainable Wedding Tips Part Two

Create a Sustainable Wedding with Suite

Be picky about the flowers you pick.

We’re back on the blog with more tips to make your wedding more sustainable. Like we said in our last post, your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life. 

At Suite, we want to give Couples and Sellers resources to create sustainable or zero-waste weddings, and help move the needle forward. 

Just as a refresher, we want to go over some wedding waste statistics again. 

Wedding Waste Stats 

A few major wedding stats to note:

  • One Wedding produces 400 pounds of trash and 63 tons of Co2. 
  • That translates to 1 billion pounds of trash and the same amount of emissions as around 4 people would produce in the whole year.
  • If we reduced the average wedding emissions by just half, that would be the equivalent to taking 866,847 of the road for an entire year. 
  • 1/10 of all wedding food is tossed at the end of the night. 

Ways to Create a Sustainable Wedding 

In our last blog, we talked about starting your wedding sustainability journey with the proposal. The rings you and your partner chose can be eco friendly and sustainable. If you missed that blog, check it out here. Our second tip on how to make your wedding a little more sustainable is all about flowers.  

Tip #2: Be picky about the flowers

When it’s time to book your florist through Suite, have a quick conversation with them about your commitment to sustainability. There are a lot of ways to keep things eco-friendly with your flowers, and we’ll help you along the way. 

  1. The first way to keep your flowers sustainable is to pick a local vendor. Most florists do this already, but wherever your florist sources their flowers, be sure it’s a local grower. This helps eliminate all the costs and emissions that come with a non-local grower. 
  2. Another way to keep sustainability at the forefront of your wedding for your flowers is to pick only flowers that are in season. You’ll be able to find flowers from local growers much easier, and non-organic sourcing will be kept to a minimum. 
  3. Not tied down to the flower idea? Try plants instead. There are a lot of ways to make a plant centered wedding look amazing, and your florist can help with that. 
  4. Ask your florist if the foam and ribbon they use to assemble your floral pieces can be sourced as recyclables. We are big fans of reusing and recycling and their environmental impact. (Or lack thereof)
  5. If fresh flowers aren’t your thing, you’re in luck because dried flowers are much more environmentally friendly. You can source dried flowers easily on etsy, or at a local flower market. 

Wedding florals are all about creativity, and trends change so fast, so don’t feel cornered into one specific trend or vibe. Go with what you want, and if you choose to try and be as sustainable as possible, we hope our tips are able to help you along your journey! 

Happy planning! 

*Because of how large this topic of sustainability in the wedding industry is, we’ve decided to turn this into a blog series. We’ll give tips and our findings, as we research and learn about ways to make weddings better for the planet. We hope that this inspires our users and readers to make sustainable changes not just in the wedding industry, but in our lives in general!