Events and Weddings create a lot of waste and in general we try to re-use as much as possible – it’s not about the money – it’s about the environment.
These are things we have in place for each wedding to help our planet xx
- OzHarvest, Foster House (Salvation Army), Lou's Place, The Wayside Chapel, St Candice Kitchen and other local shelters and charities – they either come to collect un-eaten food to give to homeless or we drop the food off during the event (while it's warm).
- At the end of the wedding, our florist comes back to make floral bouquets from your wedding flowers. And flowers left are taken to Hospitals or Aged Care facilities as a lovely gesture for those who need a little happy surprise the next morning.
- We re-use where we can – for example, florals at your ceremony get reused at your reception where possible. Very hot days make it hard to re-use flowers that have been sitting out in the sun – but we do our best! To the right, the roses on the ground for the ceremony were transported to the reception and re-used on the bridal table. Below, the ceremony archway was re-used as the couples backdrop behind them at the reception.
Other sustainable ideas for couples;
- Choose a sustainable and eco venue for your reception. We know a heap of them and can advise you.
- If you do want confetti. Don’t use paper or rice (birds eat the rice and can die eating uncooked rice – and who wants rice thrown at them??) You can get a hole punch, in all different shapes, and hole punch leaves to throw instead.
- Have everything you need already? Why not make your wishing well a donation to your favourite charity.
- If your wedding is a destination, choose suppliers locally to cut down on your carbon footprint.
- Choose flowers in season – if you do choose flowers not in season, they need to be imported from other countries which does impact the footprint of your wedding.
- Catering and Cakes can also be a consideration using free-range, ethical ingredients. Organic flour, Fair Trade ingredients, choosing food grown and processed as close to your venue as possible - selecting organic produce – grown and processed in a sustainable, eco-friendly way.