6 Reasons Why Wedding Gift Lists Are Sustainable
If you’re thinking of ways to make your wedding gift list environmentally friendly, you have come to the right place. We know how important it is to you and your friends and family to ensure you are being kind to the environment. So, we bring you six reasons why you can rest in the fact that having a wedding list is sustainable.
YOUR WEDDING GIFTS ARE BUILT TO LAST
Wedding gifts are made for longevity. Think of gifts that will see you through married life together. Your friends and family will want to give you something that will make you smile for years to come. List now, love forever.
ADD GIFTS THAT WILL HELP YOU LIVE MORE SUSTAINABLY
You are essentially starting from the beginning with your gift list, it’s the perfect opportunity to change old habits and make those little changes that make a difference. Add gifts to your wedding list that help you live a greener lifestyle. How about a smart indoor garden? Or, swap your plastic straws for stainless steel alternatives. Cut down on plastic waste with reusable bamboo cutlery. Your guests will love giving you gifts that help you to be kinder to the planet.
ONLY GET THE WEDDING GIFTS YOU WANT AND NEED
Giving your wedding guests guidance on what you really want will ensure they aren’t buying you something that will go to waste. Having a gift list ensures your guests are giving you something you don’t already have. Plus, having a wedding list makes it less likely that you will get duplicates of the same wedding gift. Not only do you get what you want, but you and your guests are being more eco-friendly with minimal effort.
USE YOUR GIFT LIST TO GIVE CONTRIBUTIONS TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHARITIES
You can add charity contributions to your wedding gift list. There are great charities that support sustainability. From environmental charities such as The National Trust. Through to Charities like Rainforest Concern, they protect threatened natural habitats.
USE YOUR WEDDING REGISTRY TO SUPPORT LOCAL AND INDEPENDENT BRANDS
You can add gifts to your wedding list that are made locally to reduce your carbon footprint. From UK-made natural wax candles from Alexia Peck. Through to classic and elegant trays from Kaymet. They are made in London and loved by Her Majesty the Queen. Or opt for Luxury Royal Crown Derby tableware, crafted in England since 1750. If you are after something more vibrant and fun, choose ceramics made in England from Alice Peto. We are so proud to be working with so many lovely independent brands, that we think you will love.
CHOOSE GIFTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE ETHICALLY
Choose gifts that have been made with love. Take a look at LSA’s Canopy Garden Terrariums. Launched in collaboration with The Eden Project, they are made from recycled glass and cork. How about a recycled polyester rug from Dash & Albert? One of our personal favourites is La De Da Living. They take recycled vintage silverware and hand stamp it with fun personal messages.
From choosing ethically sourced gifts through to getting the gifts you want to reduce waste. You can use your gift list to add items to help you live a more sustainable life. Your wedding gift registry can help reduce your carbon footprint. Get inspiration from our Ethical and Sustainable wedding gifts Blog.
Don’t just stop at your gift list to become more ethical. You can think about ways to be kinder to the planet throughout planning your whole wedding day. From dress shopping, to your guest book, wedding invitations and save the dates. Through to your wedding venue. Ask your wedding planner for ways to be more sustainable when planning your big day. Or check out articles from our partners Rock My Wedding. We LOVE this eco-friendly wedding.