It's officially peak wedding season in Florida! The blazing hot days of summer are gone and the mildly hot fall weekends are here. In Florida, we have hot and hotter for our seasons, am I right? All of this global warming has many couples concerned and those worries don't go away during wedding planning. It's your special day but that does not mean all ethics go out the window of your hybrid.
Being a green-minded girl myself, I love seeing wedding plans that incorporate sustainable items into the big day like Casey and Andrew did with their reusable glassware and bamboo flatware. I'm always searching for items that are produced organically or naturally, from local businesses or artists, are cruelty-free, or just support sustainability in general. I've gathered up some nifty items to fill up welcome bags from an eco-conscious perspective.
Items & Sources
1 - Plastic water bottles take 700 years to compost & only 23% are recycled. Give your guests a custom Sigg aluminum water bottle that they can use long after your wedding day.
2 - The Green Bride Guide is my go-to resource for all things eco-wedding related and their shop has these cute matchstick seeds that guests can plant all year long.
3 - The OJ is awesome and these fruit leathers from Florida's Natural are a tasty way to share local produce that won't spoil.
4 - Get the celebration going with Organic Tarantas Cava - aka - Spanish bubbly!
5 - There are no negative toxins in Badger Sunscreen because it's made from organic oils, butters, and beeswax.
6 - Tiger Balm can be used the morning after the wedding to relieve a hangover headache. Just massage some onto your temples and the back of your neck and the pain will naturally melt away!
7 - If you don't want to make your own trail mix, add a Mojo Trail Mix Bar in each bag and your guests will gobble them up.
8 - An obvious choice for an eco-chic Florida wedding is a reusable, organic, canvas beach bag. Great Western Printing specializes in printing on organic and recycled apparel like this cute tote and they are located in Lake Worth, FL!
9 - The consensus about wedding favors is that food & soaps reign supreme. Treat your guests to some Florida inspired scents from Bayberry Naturals instead of standard hotel soap.
Hope this post was useful! We're always pinning organic options and natural ideas, but, we'd love for you to share your favorite eco-friendly items with us, as well. Peace. Love. & Floridian Eco-Chic Weddings!