How eco-friendly is your wedding stationery?
This year alone, I’ve received 2 wedding invites through the post, perfectly designed and beautifully packaged but did the couples spare a minute to think about the impact their invite may have on the environment, probably not! We are all guilty of not being completely proactive when it comes to being green in every aspect of our lives, but here’s some helpful tips to remember when choosing your invites for your big day!
Not all paper can be re-cycled
When choosing your invites, think about the the final finish. Wax, plastic or foil-coated paper can’t be recycled so check with the supplier before choosing your final design.
Add a prompt
Ask your stationery designer to add a prompt to recycle on the invite to remind guests. For every tonne of paper recycled saves 17 trees, your invite could go towards that once your big day is over!
Lots of stationers now offer invites on recycled paper which is brilliant for the environment. Ask the business you’re using if they offer this option.
What is FSC-certified paper
You may have noticed when searching for wedding invites that some businesses state they use FSC certified paper, but what is it? FSC-certified paper is different from recycled paper, as it’s typically composed of virgin tree fibres rather than pre- or post-consumer recycled materials. When the wood pulp used to make this paper is sourced from a well-managed forest, it can be just as eco-friendly.
Ask any couple getting married, getting RSVPs back are a pain in the arse! In this modern world, ask your guests to RSVP electronically. It’s more efficient, saves on paper and postage and replies are easy to keep track of!