Green Wedding tips from Without A Hitch

Here’s a quickie to brighten up any eco-warrior-bride’s Sunday afternoon! Is your wedding helping to save the world? Here’s a quick check – Top Green Wedding Tips from Without A Hitch!

top tips for a green weddingWe at Without A Hitch love a great wedding, and we want you to have the day of your dreams.

We also want to help brides and grooms discover that it doesn’t have to cost the Earth, small things can make a big difference so check out our top five tips for making your big day more eco friendly – and you never know you might even save some money in the process……

Top Green Wedding Tips

  1. Use in season flowers for your decorations or alternatives such as fruit, herbs or sweets that can be used and eaten after the wedding.
  2. Have your ceremony and reception as close as possible to cut down on travel between locations, if it is unavoidable encourage car sharing or hire a coach/vintage vehicle so everyone can travel together.
  3. Wear a nearly new or once worn wedding gown. If you want vintage even better, pick up an authentic dress rather than a newly made imitation.
  4. Take a look at eco friendly wedding invitations and consider a wedding website to cut down on the amount of information inserts you need to issue to your guests.
  5. Charity gifts – if you already have a home set up consider setting up a gift-giving list so people can donate to a charity in your name.

With thanks to Victoria from Without A Hitch for the advice.

Are you having a green wedding? Tell us how you’re being all eco on your big day too!

Green heart photo credit Chris Hanley Photography


Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • Sacha Tremain
    9 years ago

    A few things we’re trying to do for our wedding to make it green is to reuse old jam jars as tealight holders and use local and seasonal food for the wedding breakfast. We’re also making our own invitations using recycled paper and card. We’re going to have wildflower seeds as favours too so guests can plant them to encourage wildlife into their gardens.

  • Thanks for the post Claire – Sacha I love your eco ideas, using old jam jars is a great idea… you could also use these or larger glass jars to have your flower arrangements in. Have a great time creating your invitations they sound lovely.

  • Healthy Lunch Recipe
    9 years ago

    Oh wow these are some pretty handy tips. I really would never have thought of that second tip without this article . I’ll definitely use some of these , they seem as though they’ll really help me out . Thanks for sharing!

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