The Maryborough's Top Tips to Make Your Wedding More Sustainable
At The Maryborough, we believe that your dream wedding can also be eco-friendly and sustainable. Our amazing Wedding Coordinators Ellis has put together her top tips to help you plan a wedding that not only celebrates your love but also respects our beautiful planet:
1. Go Digital with Your Invites:
- Explore free wedding planning websites that allow you to send save-the-dates, invitations, and consolidate all wedding information in one place for your guests.
- Save time by addressing guests' questions about dress codes, accommodation, and transport directly on the website.
- Guests can RSVP online, and the website will compile their information, including contact details, dietary preferences, song requests, and more, into a convenient spreadsheet.
2. Eco-Friendly Décor:
- The Maryborough offers a stunning natural backdrop that requires minimal additional décor. Our orangery, adorned with hanging wisteria and 5000 fairy lights, opens into our 300-year-old listed gardens, setting the perfect scene for your ceremony and drinks reception.
- We provide candelabras and locally sourced seasonal flowers for dinner centrepieces, reducing the need for additional decorations.
- Consider reusing décor elements throughout the day to minimize waste. For instance, ceremony flowers can be repurposed for dinner centrepieces.
- Embrace the trend of dried flowers for bouquets, which can be kept and cherished long after your special day.
3. Sustainable Wedding Favours:
- Instead of traditional table favours, consider making donations to a charity close to your heart in your guests' names. Communicate this heartfelt gesture to your guests on your wedding menus.
- If you prefer to treat your guests, offer them a drink during dinner or include extra nibbles during the drinks reception.
- Explore eco-friendly favours like wildflower seeds, handmade items, or edible treats to minimize waste.
4. Make Your Menu Eco-Friendly:
- Collaborate with our local suppliers and chefs to create a wedding menu that is not only sustainable but also delicious. Our chefs can guide you on selecting seasonal ingredients to craft a delectable and planet-friendly menu.
5. Shop Local:
- Opt for local suppliers to reduce your wedding's carbon footprint by limiting transportation distances.
- Local suppliers familiar with our venue can contribute to a seamless and stress-free wedding experience.
- Don't hesitate to ask your wedding coordinator for a list of recommended local suppliers.
Remember, sustainability is about making conscious choices, not seeking perfection. Even small changes can make a significant positive impact on your special day. Let's work together to create a wedding that celebrates love and the beauty of our planet.
If you would like to discuss a wedding at The Maryborough, please contact Ellis at email@example.com or fill out our online inquiry form HERE