If you are planning a winter wedding, there are so many themes you can choose from to highlight the holiday spirit including snowflakes, pinecones, and evergreen trees. If you want to embrace the season while keeping the environment in mind there are hundreds of eco-friendly winter wedding details to choose from in this genre. From invitations to favors, here are some of our favorite green winter wedding ideas for 2015:
Eco-Friendly Winter Wedding Invitations
Snow is as lucky as rain on your wedding day, and much more fun! Set the tone for your winter event with an eco-friendly invitation featuring large snowflakes or soft snowfall in whites and cool winter blues. There are a number of companies printing on recycled papers with soy inks. You can also find recycled paper all-in-one invitations that act as their own envelopes and rsvp cards, which saves additional paper.
Wood works well for winter wedding invitations too, as it has a hearty feel and can be laser engraved with pine trees and other wintery designs. Unique Custom Products offers a nice selection of FSC-certified sustainable wood wedding invitation and save-the-date choices.
Sustainable Winter Wedding Flowers
Not all flowers fare well in winter, and most have to be shipped in from overseas - adding to the carbon footprint of your wedding event. If you want to go local, consider potted plant centerpieces, succulent wedding crowns (which do well in the cold and can be replanted), and bouquets made from dried floral elements like pine cones and branches.
Warm Winter Wedding Drinks
Warm up a cold winter wedding night with a signature hot drink made from organic ingredients. You can find links to seven sweet organic winter drink recipes (including this delicious peppermint patty drink) here.
Organic Winter Wedding Desserts
From your cake to cookie wedding favors, dessert is a great place to add a dash of winter detailing. Work with your baker or caterer to see what simple substitutions are possible. It is easy to find organic flour, sugar, eggs and milk - so greening almost any dessert recipe is a cinch with a little pre-planning. Add sprigs of winter greens and pine cones for decoration.
Snow-inspired natural lollipops also make awesome sweet treats - and can double as eco-friendly wedding favors! These Snowball Lollipops are vanilla honey flavored with a vanilla sugar coating, reminiscent of a snowy blizzard day.
As you can see, it is easy to have a green winter wedding. So we say "let it snow!" For more eco-friendly winter wedding ideas, visit the Green Bride Guide.
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