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Say ‘I Do’ to Sustainability

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding on the beautiful island of Gran Canaria! As a wedding planner, it's crucial to prioritize sustainability in your planning process. Not only is it kinder to our planet, but it can also be a lot of fun to come up with creative ways to make your special day eco-friendly. So, let's dive into some exciting tips for sustainable wedding planning on Gran Canaria!

Go green with a sustainable venue and make your event eco-conscious.

Choosing a sustainable venue is the first step towards a sustainable wedding. Why not make your venue selection a statement of your commitment to sustainability? Look for a venue that uses renewable energy sources like solar or wind power, recycles or avoids single-use plastics, and encourages eco-friendly practices. Consider an outdoor wedding, which not only reduces electricity usage but also provides a gorgeous backdrop to say "I do."

Reduce emissions with a transport plan

Transportation is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. You can make a huge difference by encouraging your guests to carpool, bike or use public transportation to get to your wedding. You could even arrange for shuttle buses to transport guests from their hotels to the wedding venue, making travel more efficient and enjoyable. Or simply consider having your wedding in a hotel and letting your guest stay there.

Sustainable decorations can be chic

Decorations are a perfect opportunity to add your personal touch to your wedding day, but they can also be a significant source of waste. Why not go for sustainable decorations instead? You can use potted plants, flowers that are in season and grown locally, and upcycled materials to create unique centerpieces, table numbers, and seating charts. It's a chance to get creative, showcase your personality, and be eco-friendly all at the same time. In case you end up purchasing items for your wedding, try to find a second user, we, for example,offer to repurpose small items.

Taste the local flavors with locally-sourced food and drinks

Food is one of the most memorable parts of any wedding, so why not make it a sustainable one? Choose a caterer that uses locally sourced produce and ingredients that are grown on the island. It not only supports local businesses, but it also reduces transportation emissions from shipping. You could also opt for wines and beers produced locally to keep things authentic and delicious.

Keep things green with reusable or biodegradable tableware

Single-use plastics are so last season! Instead, why not use reusable tableware or biodegradable options like bamboo plates or compostable cutlery? Cloth napkins also add a touch of elegance and reduce waste. Don't forget to provide recycling bins for guests to dispose of waste properly.

Eco-friendly favors add a personal touch

Favors are a lovely way to thank your guests for celebrating with you. Why not choose eco-friendly favors that guests can enjoy even after your wedding day? You could gift locally sourced, organic products like honey, candles, aloe vera creams or succulents. It's a thoughtful way to show your appreciation, reduce waste, and keep the eco-friendly spirit alive!

Planning a sustainable wedding on Gran Canaria is not only responsible but also fun and chic! By taking these tips into consideration, you can create a beautiful wedding that reflects your commitment to the planet and your love for each other. So, let's go forth and plan a wedding that's as green as it is romantic!


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