Australia is one of the leading nations when it comes to pushing the “green” movement forward, largely because the country is often considered an ecological paradise. It’s home to a large number of the world’s rarest species and the people have learned to co-exist with and protect their natural resources, so it’s no surprise that many couples are choosing an Eco-conscious way of celebrating the most important day of their lives.
According to some of today’s most highly-recommended wedding planners and experts, a wedding is actually an ideal time to really advocate Eco-awareness. A lot of wedding businesses have jumped on the “green” bandwagon and have provisions for Eco-conscious weddings. Central Coast-based couples who are in the process of planning their wedding are excited about this trend which provides them an opportunity to support their Eco-friendly inclination and save money at the same time.
Provided here are some helpful tips for couples who want a special wedding that has decreased impact on the environment and big savings.
*Shopping for a wedding dress? There are so many in bridal shops today that make use of less expensive fabrics made from highly sustainable materials. Also, try to go for a dynamic design that can easily be customized for future use – this strategy is helpful to brides who have a “waste not, want not” philosophy.
*Choose a naturally beautiful location that would not require extra lighting or ventilation. The beaches, for which the Central Coast is famous, are wonderful locations. Take advantage of the great weather season for an intimate outdoor wedding. Also, another big advantage of taking the wedding to the beach is that it can be both the venue of the wedding ceremony and the reception. All that space is also ideal for a lot of fun activities for the reception.
For overseas couples picnics are great fun and can make a great saving on catering costs.
*Wedding planners also suggest using in-season local plants or flowers for the occasion. They are cheaper and their shipping has a smaller environmental impact. Same thing with the ingredients for the menu; be completely resourceful with the local fare and save money without being stingy with the taste.
The very best and beautiful ceremonies are those where home grown flowers are used.
*Go electronic. If the guest list is composed of just close friends and family, how about just creating a really nice electronic wedding invite and sending it as an email. Wedding invites really run couples high considering the cost of special card paper and rarely do guests have future use for them so it’s better to just save the trees and money since the message can reach the guests without using paper anyway.
This way your creativity comes to the fore with your personal theme reflected in your wedding. Also it makes it very easy for your guests to reply so you can have your wedding reception numbers in on time to arrange seating for the ceremony.