It’s with great excitement and anticipation that one receives a chic and romantic wedding invitation. Send your guests into a spin with breathtaking ethical, eco or green wedding invites that speak volumes about you and your big day and won’t burn a hole in your hemp wallet.

Say ‘I Do’ with our top five ethical wedding invite ideas.

 

Recycled Paper

The no-brainer when it comes to green wedding invitations, recycled paper is the easiest way to start your wedding eco-friendly and it sets the tone for the big day. Include your email address on the invite so your guests can RSVP online. Checkout some awesome recycled paper invites on Etsy!  Here are some of our fav’s!

Gorgeous recycled wedding invitation from Sarah Jane on Etsy
Gorgeous recycled wedding invitation from Sarah Jane on Etsy.
A little on the pricier end - these babies come in their own recycled box! From Beacon Band on Etsy.
A little on the pricier end – these babies come in their own recycled box! From Beacon Band on Etsy.
Recycled and gorgeously rustic invitations from Jann Bryan on Etsy.
Recycled and gorgeously rustic invitations from Jann Bryan on Etsy.

 

‘Plantable’ Invitations

Go the extra step on recycled paper; plantable wedding invitations are embedded with native flower seeds. A unique way to call on your guests for celebration and get their a hands a lil’ dirty (in the eco-friendliest way possible) – the invites can literally be thrown into the dirt, where they will sprout wildflowers. Checkout plantable invites available from Bloomin or if your budget is a little higher, checkout the insanely cute seed invitations from Sow n’ Sow!

Amazing plantable invite from Seed Paper
Amazing plantable invite from Bloomin
Cute Invite with seeds from Sow n' Sow
Cute Invite with seeds from Sow n’ Sow

 

Soy Based Ink

To team with your recycled paper why don’t you ask your local printer about vegetable and soy based inks? While soy and vegetable based ink may take longer to dry, it’s worth the wait – they only release around 2-4% of volatile organic compounds into our atmosphere. If you are buying invites that are from Etsy, chances are the ink used is vegetable based or soy or if you are using a printer, we recommend QLD TRADE PRINT [100% Aus based, only use soy based ink], Print Together [100% Aus based, offering vegetable based ink] & North Coast Print Solutions [100% Aus based, only use soy/vegetable based inks].

 

Wedding Day Website

Reduce your footprint on our flora and opt to send your guests a link to a digital wedding invite. Build a temporary web page, Tumblr or Blogspot containing all the information on the big day, hen’s night, bridal shower and more – best of all, they can’t lose it! Check out our wedding website page for more information!

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Why a Website?!

  • It’s FREE
  • Allows you to put all your wedding info in one place
  • Create personalised pages / galleries
  • Let your guests RSVP online, sends you an email and your guests a confirmation email
  • Generate matching invites based on your website template
  • Create an online registry

 

DIY Invites

DIY plus green materials equal a win-win on personalising your wedding invites and keeping it eco-friendly. Along with recycled paper envelopes and a nifty calligraphy pen you can buy a myriad of green materials including recycled fiber, bamboo, hemp and sugar cane to name a few. Ask your local craft store for tips and decorate with eco-friendly materials.   Checkout our PINTEREST inspiration boards for eco wedding card ideas!!

 

xx

Anna

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