As part of our sustainable series in celebration of Earth Day, we had to touch on ways to make an eco-friendly bridal shower or bachelorette party, because there are many ways to do it. From invites to activities to favors, we’ve got you covered.
Start off by saving the trees with an E-vite (they have both shower and bachelorette party options) or Paperless Post invitation (they have amazing collabs with Rifle Paper Co., Oscar De la Renta, kate spade new york and more that are so pretty!). There are so many stylish options these days, and people appreciate getting an invite they can add to their computer calendar as soon as the invite hits their e-mailbox.
If you feel you simply must mail something out, use recycled paper. There are pretty options on Etsy.com.
We get it, washing tons of dishes after a soiree isn’t your cup of tea. Well, you can incorporate eco-friendly décor without being a slave to the dishwasher. Several companies make cute compostable plates, cups, and utensils in a range of patterns and colors from renewable or recycled materials.
For decorative balls or lanterns, check out Green Party Goods. They use rice paper or recycled paper or tissue for super cute décor that is gentle on the environment.
To make your shower or bachelorette party social, consider volunteer work as part of the festivities. If the bride or couple of honor do this on the regular, this will truly be special to have their nearest and dearest participating with them in a cause they love. And it’s one more great way to make an eco-friendly bridal shower or bachelorette party.
Eco-Friendly Gifts & Favors
Ask for a donation to the bride’s or couple’s favorite charity in lieu of gifts (those relating to COVID-19 are popular right now, but all charities can use help these days, including eco-friendly-centric charities like Greenpeace).
If you feel the bridesmaid and groomsmen's roles have all been taken, consider making cousins ushers or usherettes.
Not sure how to include cousins in your wedding? You can always find a spot for them at the table during the holidays. But...