There will inevitably be leftovers at the end of your wedding, and it can be heart-wrenching to see whole meals thrown in a bin, beautiful flowers and recyclable paper put into a trash bag. In order to prevent the waste of meals, food favors and flowers here are a few suggestions. Where possible use compostable or recyclable paper, hand centerpieces to guests as they leave and find local hospitals, senior centers, and shelters that accept donations. If you plan ahead, many shelters will take food items (such as left overs) to use the next day. If you are able bring recycle bins to put paper items, like menu cards, place settings etc into. Every little bit helps.
If you have other ideas on how to make weddings ‘greener’ please share so we can make the world a better place, one wedding at a time.