It’s officially wedding season! It can be hard not only to organise a wedding but also ensure that everything down to the fine details are suitable for vegans and eco-friendly (if you’re also trying to reduce/reuse/recycle). We’ve gathered together some advice on brands, food, decorations and also being a guest at a vegan wedding. SO, forget the stress – we’re here to help!

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Dress by the Conscious Bride

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Shoes: Beyond Skin

Looking for a vegan suit? King and Allen offer bespoke vegan tailoring, if you’re having a summer wedding look for suits in cotton and linen or hemp.

 

Grace Loves Lace has got a few vegan options too, stocking silk free dresses like this gorgeous Francis gown.

We’ve also got some gorgeous new styles this summer for all you brides-to-be.

 

 

Planning a vegan menu

Talking to your venue is super important when it comes to this – a lot of venues will be super excited and happy to work with you to create your wedding menu, so you can tailor it to your own tastes! Remember to check wine too if you’re offering it as some venues will have to order this specially. Or – go for something less traditional and offer cocktails for guests (as spirits are more often vegan-friendly).

If you’re providing food or hiring caterers then there are loads of vegan options out there – buffets are great so people can pick and choose or if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere sunny, a vegan barbecue is a great idea too! Here’s a great blog on planning a wedding menu with ideas if you’re catering your own.

 

 

Eco-friendly invitations

Sending out E-Invites is a growing trend among eco-conscious couples, there’s plenty of sites out there to help you do it (or find a friend who’s a bit of an e-whizz and ask a favour…) The Appy Couple is a super popular App that your guests can download and in the age where almost everyone has a smart phone, most of your guests will be able to access info about your wedding in the run up, taking away some stress from all the questions coming your way.

If you’re sending out paper invites then using recycled paper that can be recycled again is also a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, ordering from local artists and stationary suppliers who use plant-based and eco-friendly inks is definitely worth researching too. Some suppliers even offer ‘plantable’ paper that you pop in soil and will bloom into bee-friendly flowers – amazing!

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One of the things that I love most about custom stationery is that you can be incredibly purposeful and intentional about the design decisions you make to convey a sense of the couple, their style, their wedding theme, and in this case- their values. ⁣ ⁣ In this suite, beauty was important, but so was finding ways to be eco-friendly and perhaps even find a way to let the invitations serve a higher purpose. By using plantable seed papers from @porridgepapers these invitations because truly multifunctional- first, by serving as a beautiful way to convey the wedding information to the guests; then, as reminder of the wedding and “keepsake” in the form of the flowers and herbs that would bloom; and finally as a habitat and source of food for the bees that inspired the design from the very beginning. 🐝⁣ ⁣ 📷: @amberfouts

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Eco-friendly wedding flowers

Eco Blooms make wedding flowers from recycled plastic bottles, so if you want wedding flowers that you can keep and pass on then these could be an option for you.

Finding a local florist that uses local flowers is great for reducing air miles if you’re worried about that. Or collecting flowers from your friends and families gardens is a great way of cutting down cost if you want to put your money elsewhere.

If you’re looking for eco-friendly confetti, then opt for dried flower petals or follow this tutorial on how to make your own using a hole punch and leaves! It looks cute and is 100% natural.

The most important part…vegan cake!

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🌻Love is sweet!

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Vegan wedding cake is far easier to come by than you would think. Vida Bakery are an amazing bakery in London where everything is not only vegan, beautiful and delicious but also gluten free. A quick google search will inevitably come up with some vegan options, if not then maybe one of your wedding guests is an extreme baker?

Brownies or cupcakes make great wedding cakes stacked up tall, or have you seen a donut wall…because wow?!

What do I wear to a vegan wedding?

Wedding guests – if you aren’t vegan but want to respect the special couple by supporting the cause then check your outfit for silk, wool, and leather. Silk is often hidden in ties and wool is often a main component of suits. Go vintage or second hand instead of buying a new outfit for extra eco points.

We have some lush styles perfect for Summer weddings if you’re looking for a new pair of shoes to go with your outfit… whether you’re after high heels, opting for a mid heel or going for comfort in a flat we’ve got something perfect for you.

  

Whatever you do, we’d love to hear your vegan and eco-friendly wedding tips! Good luck ❤

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