The Wasteful Nature of British Weddings
Over the years I have wondered how can the British Wedding industry offer more sustainability? I’ve become increasingly aware that the romance of the wedding industry masks its wasteful nature… The amount of disposable ‘tat’ that is wheeled into every wedding and thrown out at the end, most of which is poor quality and breaks before its even made it through the day. Not to mention the quantity of glitter and single-use plastic.
I love the wedding industry, but How can any of us advocate for an industry that day in, day out generates an inordinate amount of waste, directly contributing to the degradation of our planet?
So how can the British Wedding industry offer more sustainability?
Well to start they can help couples with eco-friendly products as well as sustainable business models.
As couples demand more from venues, venues need to create new strategies that attract eco-conscious customers.
In our highly competitive industry, it is important not to get left behind. Sustainable weddings are growing in popularity and venues that have packages geared towards this mind-set are already winning couples’ hearts.
Zoë Binning Ltd – Sustainable Wedding Consultant
I work with wedding venues across Wales to create more sustainable business models. My sustainable weddings consultancy service will take a deep dive into your venue, third-party suppliers and operational tactics to put you on the road to improvement. Understand how to accommodate the specific requirements of couples, whether that’s reviewing your catering solutions, sourcing environmentally friendly confetti or providing ideas for sustainable lawn games. For some ideas as to how to reduce your venue’s carbon footprint and ways in which you can review your practices to become more sustainable, pop over to my blog post: ‘The Latest Wedding Trend – Saving the Environment’
I also partner with couples to bring their ideas of a socially responsible wedding to life through my sister business Green Manatee – a sustainable and eco friendly wedding favours and gifts online shop.
For tips and inspiration and my thoughts on many of the eco-friendly challenges we’re facing in the UK and specifically the Welsh Wedding industry, visit my You Tube channel.
If any of these challenges resonate with you and you’d like to find out more about wedding business consultancy, help and support to make your wedding venue more sustainable whilst still gaining competitive advantage and increasing profitability, then please have a look at the wedding business consultancy packages I offer. Get in touch on my contact page by booking an initial exploratory chat with me.
I look forward to hearing from you!