Greengreen productsimagepaperplants

6 Green Wedding Catering Tips for Your Perfect Day

While planning a wedding can be both exhilarating and stressful for a bride and groom, it can seem even harder when you are planning a green wedding.

As more and more people are focusing on green products and lifestyles, many couples are working hard to make sure they have a positive impact on the environment.

Luckily, there are a few ways you can have a green wedding without having to sacrifice your comfort, quality or budget.

#1 The location

green wedding

The first important way to go green for your wedding is to consider what kind of venue you‘ll be having your ceremony and reception in.

If you are so inclined, you can have a great, natural wedding outdoors. This can help you cut down on the need for extra lighting or air conditioning. You can still have the comfort that you require outside.

If you‘d rather have it indoors, you can still go green by having the ceremony and the reception in the same location. This will help you to reduce fuel emissions and other related energy costs.

#2 The invitations and other stationary

Another great way to have a green wedding is to make sure you are using eco-friendly paper and paperless communication.

For invitations, you should definitely go with recycled paper with vegetable-based inks. Some paper can even be planted as they‘re embedded with seeds.

For save-the-date and other wedding communications, you can send the information digitally so that you don‘t have to waste any more paper.

#3 The catering

One of the most delicious ways you can make sure your special day is as green as can be is by making sure your wedding catering uses healthy, farm-sourced food.

More and more, farm-to-table movements are springing up all over the world, which means you can get your wedding catering done in an eco-friendly way. Because the food is grown locally, you can cut down on fuel emissions as well as require less refrigeration.

That is true for anywhere from a classy, catered wedding in Melbourne to a relaxed beach wedding in Miami, so you can have endless choices for great, healthy, earth-friendly wedding catering services.

#4 Your registry

When you are deciding on your wedding registry, you have a lot of choices to make sure your wedding can be as green as possible.

You can fill up your registry with items that you know or believe to be eco-friendly. There are many ways to check up on the most green options for your gifts, such as wooden bowls, glass pitchers, and many, many more products.

By working on a green wedding registry, you can be sure that you‘re contributing to a greener world through making smart, earth-friendly choices.

An alternative, and for some even better, option is to skip the registry completely and request that your guests donate to a charity of your (or their) choosing.

This can be a very effective way for you to help not only make your wedding day more green, but also to help other organizations in need.

#5 The flowers

You may not have thought about it, but the flowers you use may make your wedding more or less green. This is because many flowers that are sold in markets and supermarkets are actually not organic.

They use chemicals, including herbicides and pesticides, that can not only harm plants and insects, but also damage the soil and farm workers.

Just as your catering can be farm-to-table, so can your flowers be direct from the organic source. When choosing your flowers, make sure they‘re in-season and local so that you can be sure your flowers will be the best quality and at their freshest.

Another way to improve your green wedding is to use potted flowers or plants instead. That way, you can take those plants home after the dinner and plant them in your garden.

#6 The wedding dress

Lastly, you can make your green wedding even greener by focusing on the wedding dress.

No—you don‘t need to wear a dress made of leaves. Instead, you can wear your mother‘s wedding gown, either as-is  or adjusted according to your tastes.

If you don‘t have any access to a family wedding gown, it’s possible to go shopping for one. There are many different consignment boutiques and vintage clothing stores that can help you find a pre-worn gown.

If that doesn’t suit your tastes, you can still buy or have a dress made from organic cotton, hemp or silk.

The best green wedding tips

These are only some of the many ways that you can go about making sure your wedding is as green as it can possibly be.

With a greener wedding, you’ll be much happier and more at peace with the eco choices you have made, and well on your way to a happy, satisfying marriage.



Since 2005, Jason and his team have provided exception and unique wedding catering experiences. On the day when every last detail needs to be truly beautiful and brimming with finesse, you can rely on G’day Chef to provide exquisite food and exceptional service.

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of and I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.