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Wedding planning in the time of COVID-19 

Written by Laura Wolske
    Thursday, 27 August 2020
Wedding planning in the time of COVID-19 

As you are socially distancing, working from home, and trying to plan a wedding, you might find yourself retreating to the outdoors for some much needed zen during this difficult time. Why not return the favor? Help Mother Nature by looking into some sustainable event decor that decreases waste and your carbon footprint!

We have gathered a resource list of eco-friendly wedding décor crafts that you can easily do at home while saving you money and a little bit of sanity. Check them out!

Wine Bottle Table Numbers

After you virtually toast with your friends via Zoom, make sure to keep those wine bottles for your table numbers! Check out these ideas below:

Wine Cork Wedding Décor

You can make hearts, monograms, or other signage with some wine corks, cardboard and a hot glue gun! Sip! Sip! Hooray!

Dessert Station Décor and Serving Trays

One of the best parts of the night (IMO) is raiding the dessert station at a wedding. Why not spend some quarantine time to let your creativity flow with the following ideas?

Grow some of your own Wedding Flowers

Growing plants from seeds can be super rewarding as well as therapeutic while you’re stuck at home. Follow some of these tips and grow some of the flowers for your wedding.

Eco-Friendly Bouquet & Boutonniere Ideas

Bouquets & Boutonnieres can be one of the most expensive items from your wedding. Instead, create a beautifully unique and longer lasting arrangement using one of these ideas. Bonus - you can do it ahead of time.

Paper roses in a bouquet and matching paper rose boutonnieres

Photo by Ben Martorell of Ben Martorell Photography

Natural Wedding Favor Ideas

What’s better than a wedding favor that you can actually use? We think these options below are genius and eco-friendly to boot!

Simple & Beautiful Escort Card Projects

Taking a walk around your house and yard you might be surprised at how many of these items you have at hand! Or use these ideas to inspire your own with what you have.

Responsible Table Top Decorations

Your guests spend the better part of the wedding at their tables, chatting with friends and putting their feet up after dancing to their favorite tunes. Give them something interesting to look at without breaking the bank. Better yet, gift them the centerpieces as wedding favors at the end of the night!

Sustainable Signage

Your guests will sure appreciate knowing what to expect as celebrations continue into the night. Gather some inspiration from these posts on how to upcycle some common items into beautiful wedding signs. Pro tip- you can put chalkboard paint on almost anything!

Say “No Thanks” to Ready Made Wedding Attire

Ready to purchase your attire for your big day? Maybe consider buying from a small business instead of a big box wedding retailer. Or better yet try your hand at some of these DIY’s.

Laura Wolske

Laura Wolske

Laura is originally from Columbus, Ohio and spent most of the last 12 years in the Event Industry working​ in Catering, Venue Management and Event Coordination. She decided when she moved to Wisconsin to combine her love of events with her love of nature and was lucky to find such a job at the Urban Ecology Center. She loves hiking and camping with her husband and pup and will always be down for a game night with family or friends. 

 

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