As our collective environmental consciousness rises, more and more couples are exchanging traditional extravagance for an eco-friendly wedding. It can be said that often weddings aren’t the greenest of events. From the sheer amounts of décor to the food waste and travel necessities – it all adds up.
From sourcing our papers from responsible suppliers to offering a wide range of eco-friendly wedding products, with Printed.com you can enjoy greener choices without compromising on quality.
Let’s show you how!
1. Eco-friendly Wedding Papers
We stock a variety of papers that you can feel good about using for your wedding print. From recycled silk fibres to paper produced from post-consumer waste (PCW), the materials in our paper products are all from sustainable sources and chlorine-free.
A number of our most popular wedding papers are eco-friendly – including some of our luxury options. From the rustic texture of Kraft, to the creamy tones of Acquerello, you can add intrigue and texture to everything from Save the Dates to Thank you Cards. We also have our sustainable Recyclable Board for any Large Format print, so even your Wedding Table Plan can be green.
What’s more, our Recycled paper is not only 100% composed of PCW fibres but it’s also non-carcinogenic, reprotoxic, or mutagenic. Find out more about all our recycled paper options here.
2. Think about Ink
Once you’ve chosen an eco-friendly paper, don’t forget to think about the ink you’ll be using too. At Printed.com, we use vegetable-based inks that produce beautiful, vivid images that are much easier to remove when your print goes back through the recycling process.
We also use water-based glues that are non-toxic, safe to handle, and better for the planet. If you’re interested in learning a bit more about the myths of sustainable printing (including which print products can actually be recycled and which can’t) you can find out more here.
3. Sustainable Wedding Favours
Once you’ve decided on your eco-friendly paper choices, it’s time to think about favours.
Try recycling quirky objects you have lying around at home. Reuse old jars and fill with homemade jam or chutney and finish with a recyclable Gift Tag. You could even go one step further and give out seeds or bulbs as favours so every guest can give a little back to the environment when they leave.
For a few more DIY wedding favour ideas, check out our blog here.
4. Greener Wedding Décor
The perfect décor is essential for bringing your wedding’s theme to life, but they can be rife with single-use plastics. This is where you can get creative.
Upcycling for your ceremony and reception décor is not only creative but can be deeply meaningful. Incorporate family heirlooms, repurpose furniture, or give new life to materials that might have otherwise gone to waste.
Want to know a bit more about how we’ve reduced our own plastic waste? Head here.
5. Double up your Print
To save both print and money, try doubling up some of your print or reusing it throughout the day. If you’re using a Multi-Page Order of Service, maximise space by adding as much information as you can. You could even add directions to the reception on the back.
Add an RSVP section to the bottom of your Invitations that guests can tear off. Or think about adding names to the top of each Menu to save on Place Cards, with our personalisation options.
So there you have it! You’re all set for your sustainable wedding day. Ready to get started? From Save the Dates and Invites, to Table Plans and Thank you Cards – explore our tailored Wedding Stationery collection.