How a destination wedding can be ethical
This is the most common question that I hear from eco-conscious couples. My answer is having a destination wedding, yet ethical, it’s possible!
Many couples who dream of having a destination wedding are concerned about how their travels might impact the planet.
But as a destination eco-friendly wedding planner, I can assure you that there are still many ways to make your dream destination wedding eco-friendly.
Travelling is the biggest issue…
But it has a solution..
We know that Travelling is inevitable whatever that’s by plane, train or car.
However There are 2 great ways to reduce your transport impact. You can sign up for a carbon offset program to balance their air miles . airlines and many organizations plant trees and create renewable energy.” Carbon offsets are voluntary schemes where people pay to ‘offset’ or make up for the emissions their flights produce.”
You can read more about how carbon offset works here https://www.ontheluce.com/carbon-offsetting-flights/
The other option is organizing shuttle services from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the wedding venue in this way you will eliminate individual trips and reduce carbon footprint.
Along with assisting you in planning a unique, sustainable wedding, we are assisting you in finding the best hotels for you and your guests and organizing your travel to your wedding destination with the cooperation of Lovers Travel.
Our Pro tip
- Make sure the venue you choose can accommodate not only the reception and ceremony but also your guests.
- Why not consider planting a tree or making a donation for each of your wedding guests, in place of buying wedding favors which often end up in the trash. Among the many beautiful unity ceremonies, there is an ancient “planting tree” ceremony. A beautiful option for an eco-conscious wedding.
- Choose a donation instead of a wedding gift
Instead of a wedding gift, ask donation for your chosen charity or for your honeymoon.
Having an intimate destination wedding is still more eco-friendly than a huge lavish local wedding.
The difference between local or destination weddings is the traveling. But stop for a second and think about: Do all your family members live in the same city? In other words, traveling is inevitable there as well.. However, hosting a wedding with 150 guests is not the same as hosting a wedding with 50 guests. All of these factors increase the impact of the negative environmental factors: food, beverage, wedding gifts, and transportation.
And what else do you need to consider having a green wedding:
Wedding venue: looking for an outdoor wedding venue with a stunning backdrop (in the end nothing can compare with the beauty of Mother Nature), and venues that use renewable energy.
Andalucia has perfect sources of renewable energy, like sunshine and wind. Take advantage of more than 300 hours of yearly sunshine and the miles of coastline that Southern Spain has to offer.
. Every day more hotels start to use these energy sources which makes southern Spain the perfect destination for couples’ conscious wedding
Locally sourced and in-season flowers and food: the more local, the smaller the carbon –footprint.
Avoid plastic and much more…
Eco-friendly weddings have one goal in mind: Choose what is better for the environment wedding is about showcasing the respect and love you have for nature and celebrating without harm to the planet. It’s a beautiful way and a chance to showcase your values and beliefs throughout your wedding.
Picture at Villa Magdalena Eco-wedding venue
As a green wedding planner:
As a Green Wedding planner I understand the environmental impacts associated with each part of the wedding planning process and will help you offer a variety of Sustainable alternatives without sacrificing the beauty or the quality of your wedding.
It’s not about where, it’s about how!