Eco-Friendly Gifts: Weddings
Usually, August is non-stop with the sounds of champagne popping, the sighs of relief as high heels fly across the dance floor and the people we love saying "I do." While nothing is stopping us from swigging fizz and dancing around our living rooms, there is no escaping the sadness of postponed weddings.
As Government advice changes with the ever adapting-situation around the Pandemic; those who have rescheduled their weddings and secured in their second date, have found themselves rescheduling for a third, even a fourth time.
For those who watch their wedding day whizz past, why not send a non-wedding day present to show there are still exciting things on the horizon.
For those who have taken the opportunity to marry their beau with thirty witnesses and no party afterwards, the day is still joyful and beautiful - even if it's not how they imagined. Let them know you’re thinking of them with a personal wedding present.
We've got some gorgeous ideas for eco-friendly wedding gifts that you can send to your beloved pair to bring smiles to their faces.
Say It With Books
After spending so many months apart, personal touches are more meaningful than ever to those we love. Instead of buying a book brand new, why not send your loved ones the book from your bookshelf that never fails to cheer you up? Fill the margins with notes of the moments you think they'll love for that extra special touch.
Or how about a cookbook? Find a cookbook that suits the tastes of your favourite couple. Give them ideas for a romantic meal while still at home. We love the range that Sevenoaks Bookshop offers and why not mark the recipes they'll cook forever with these cute Recycled Silver Heart Page Savers from Ethical Superstore.
Planning a wedding can be stressful, let alone organising and re-organising a wedding in the middle of a global pandemic. Thanks to the best eco-wedding gift store, Etsy, we’ve found this Eco-friendly Relaxation Box to help your couple chill out. Each box includes a soy candle, bath salts, bath bomb, mud mask and lip balm. Their products are all handmade and only use recyclable or reusable packaging. They also use zero plastic, and their ingredients are sustainably sourced so your pair can lavish in luxury without harming the planet.
Grow Your Own Bouquet
If your favourite couple has postponed their big day, why not try and contribute towards the event when it finally happens?
These Grow Your Own Bouquet pots from Seedlings Cards, are self-contained and use British grown flower seeds to bloom beautiful flowers. Even if they don't have flowers on the big day, there's something joyful about having them grow in your home – plus the butterflies and bees will love them!
The pot is entirely bio-degradable, meaning the only lasting effect of this gift will be the memories and any precious cuttings that give joy the next time they bloom.
The Real Flower Company
If you want a more traditional wedding gift; why not send flowers?
We're HUGE fans of the Real Flower Company. Started by Rosebie Morton in 1995 in her garden, the Real Flower Company has grown to become the UK's largest supplier of UK flowers and cut foliage. Based on an 11-acre farm in the South Downs, their flowers are hand-tended too with no machinery. They grow responsibly, not to order, and use sustainable farming techniques.
Certified under the Assured Combinable Crop Scheme, The Real Flower Company also don't use chemicals that would harm bees or other insects that our eco-system so desperately needs.
Not only are they eco-warriors, but their flowers also smell incredible, and their talented floristry team have created the most stunning bouquets.
We're obsessed with this English Romance bouquet. Filled with English roses, Love in the Mist (don't you love the name?), astrantia and all the beautiful things English flowers have to offer.
If you're feeling super generous, why not add a bottle of English Sparkling Wine?
The digital space is the only way we can see one another during the pandemic, so a hand-written card or letter suddenly means so much more. The time you've taken to write how much you miss your loved ones, in a medium they can keep and treasure forever is a gift in itself. Tell your couple you're thinking of them on these beautiful seed paper notes.
They can either keep your note or plant it and watch your beautiful words become gorgeous flowers.
The Final Touch
Of course, it wouldn't be an eco-friendly wedding gift without the Curlicue touch! We have our Celebrate print still available, which is the perfect way to say 'Happy Wedding Day'. As one of our original prints, we only have limited stock so place your orders soon. We also currently have 40% off of our Celebrate eco-friendly wrapping paper to help you raise a glass to your favourite people - from a distance.