This eco-friendly wedding send-off trend is great news for couples, the environment, and venues, as cleanup is typically minimal and nothing is harmed in order to pull off the presentation.
A classic send-off such as confetti could take days to clean up and be harmful to the animals near the venue that consume it. So why not ditch the confetti in favor of dried flower petals or olive leaves?
The eco-friendly wedding send-off trend is great news for couples, the environment, and venues, as cleanup is typically minimal and nothing is harmed in order to pull off the presentation.
Discover some of our favorite organic send-off ideas below, and scroll to the bottom for some visual inspiration from Zola!
Make use of old flowers by collecting them and drying out the petals. This send-off is even more sustainable than a normal petal toss, as you are upcycling petals that have already bloomed and no longer need to be water-fed. This is also a fun collection project in the weeks and months leading up to your big day.
Say bon voyage to your guests with a lavender send-off that smells lovely and is reminiscent of the Provence region of France. This is an especially fitting send-off idea for a shabby chic wedding ceremony.
An olive leaf toss is a symbolic blessing of victory, peace, and gratitude that hails from the Mediteranean. It’s also a great way to embrace greenery in your exit photos.
If you are still set on the idea of a classic confetti toss, you can order biodegradable confetti that will leave no trace behind.
If you are getting married this fall, incorporate the fall foliage into your sweet send-off. Pass out leaves full of the warm, jewel tones of autumn to your guests and have them toss them in the air as you exit. It will create a cozy and picture-perfect moment.
Use DIY floral push pops so your guests can sprinkle flower and seeds on you and your partner as you exit. These push pops can also double as a wedding favor for your guests.
For more send-off ideas to make your wedding day complete, click here to see Zola’s complete list of 36 wedding send-off ideas.
Infographic source: Zola.com