Couples turn to eco-friendly wedding elements as sustainability grows more popular: 보고서

Event venues and vendors are putting more effort into being eco-friendly, as Lauren Kay, an executive editor at The Knot, a leading wedding publication, told The Associated Press.

A lot of vendors are really educating themselves on ways to be more sustainable in an effort to meet the demand,” 그녀는 AP에게 말했다. “We’re seeing across the board much more interest and recognition around sustainability.

The wedding magazine updated its annual Real Weddings Report for 2021 2 월, which revealed that one in five couples said they incorporatedsustainable elementsto make theirwedding eco-friendly” 작년.

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거의 70% 의 15,000 couples surveyed by The Knot told the publication they did or plan to — if they have a wedding in 2022 — include environmentally friendly activities and decor, such as buying secondhand or upcycled items, using recycled paper and minimizing single-use products and food waste.

VerTerra Dinnerware Products is an eco-friendly brand that has caught the eyes of couples, AP 통신에 따르면. The company makes disposable dinnerware sourced from fallen palm leaves.

VerTerra Dinnerware Products is an eco-friendly brand that has caught the eyes of couples, AP 통신에 따르면. The company makes disposable dinnerware sourced from fallen palm leaves. (Ken Goodman via AP)

Nearly one in three couples think that vendorsshould be more proactive in providing eco-friendly suggestionsin addition to providingtransparentsustainability practices, The Knot’s annual wedding survey also reported.

Sustainable wedding services that have caught couples’ eyes include wedding attire consignment or thrifting, accessory rentals, post-event food donations, faux flowers, recycled invitation paper, biodegradable products and clean energy sources.

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The Associated Press cited a real-life couple, Lena Kazer and Quinn Alvarez, 로스앤젤레스, as an example of one that held a sustainable wedding.

토요일에, 할 수있다 21, the couple tied the knot in their backyard with 38 of their closest friends and family.

Quinn Alvarez and Lena Kazer got married on May 21, 2022, in LA. The pair tied the knot in their backyard with 38 손님. Sustainable wedding elements they included were recyclable dinnerware, reused clothes and furniture.

Quinn Alvarez and Lena Kazer got married on May 21, 2022, in LA. The pair tied the knot in their backyard with 38 손님. Sustainable wedding elements they included were recyclable dinnerware, reused clothes and furniture. (Gayle Riedmann via AP)

They opted to use their household furniture in place of seating rentals, minimal floral decor, thrift-store ornaments, batch cocktails and recyclable or compostable dinnerware, including utensils, cups and plates.

Kazer wore her sister’s wedding dress and her mother’s veil, which gave the items a second life.

Both of us are a little disgusted by the extravagance of the wedding industry.

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