Create An Ethical, Minimal Wedding Style
This year, I for one, am really trying to bring some minimalism into my everyday life. In reality, running a creative business from home ensures the opposite of minimalism, so that’s a little tricky, but it’s definitely something that I’m dedicated to working on improving from now on.
One of the most important lessons we can learn right now is that less really is more. This year my motto is ‘Just Buy Less’. If you buy it and then spend your time worrying about the impact of your purchases later, that just seems silly. If you just don’t buy the stuff in the first place then there’s less environmental impact for you to worry yourself about later - it just makes sense.
Minimalism is a great way to embrace the no-waste culture that is a prominent trend and significant life choice right now and it doesn’t have to stop at home - becoming environmentally friendly in all aspects of life is important, and something is that going to be ever more popular for 2019 brides, as we move into an era of responsibility to the planet, awareness of our impact on the environment and of less waste.
Let this wedding style be a real conscious decision of less is more and remember that everything you buy/make can be reused or easily repurposed after the day. Buy with intentionality and just buy less - I mean, it’ll also save you money so it’s a win-win really!!
Here are a few tips of how to reuse/upcycle your wedding decor:
If you use flowers in any part of your wedding, can they be dried meaning that they'll last for years to come.
Can your candles and other decorative items be given to guests at the end of the night? Or even hired or passed on to a friend with a wedding coming up?
Obviously, cake will be eaten and any leftovers can be frozen and saved for a later date or given out to guest to take home.
Stationery can be recycled or framed and kept for years to come as a beautiful keepsake of your day - our Goldberry collection is the perfect style for this look. If you want to know some of the things we do to ensure that we are our wedding stationery is as ethical as possible, then take a look at out environmental information here.
I'm really loving the way a minimal wedding can look super luxurious but also has some great ethical choices behind each decorative piece.
What do you think? Are these the sorts of questions that you've been asking yourself during your wedding planning journey? Will you embrace this ethos in your wedding planning?
For more like this, go to our Minimal Wedding Style Pinterest board HERE