Adding Green to Your Theme

From Pinterest to Instagram to TikTok, wedding bloggers are predicting wedding celebrations will be more eco-friendly in 2023. Trying to find sustainable options to fit your theme might seem tricky, but these tips can help you avoid waste and enjoy your special day.

Use recycled paper or plantable invitations

Invitations use a lot of ink and paper – especially for big wedding parties. For a more sustainable option, consider recycled paper or seed paper products like those offered by Botanical Paperworks. These options are customizable, biodegradable, and for seed paper products, can grow into beautiful wildflowers your guests will enjoy. 

Ditch the plastic confetti

While plastic confetti is pretty and readily available, it isn’t biodegradable and can harm your local wildlife. Give flower petal confetti a chance! Flower petals are natural, biodegradable, and easily accessible. With a variety of colors available, you can be sure to find something to match your theme.

Upcycle home decor

Wedding decor can cost a pretty penny, and what are you going to do with it afterward? Knock out two birds with one stone with upcycled home items! 


Paint empty wine bottles or mason jars for unique centerpieces, or for a more rustic feel, try tin cans! Check local thrift stores and second-hand shops for other home items – you might find other treasures too. Don’t know what to do with your decor after your wedding? Consider donating, posting to Facebook Marketplace, or joining a local bridal group to give your items a new life for another bride.

Repurpose wedding decor for your home

When the “I do’s” have been done, you might want to hold onto some of your items for keepsakes. Wood, macrame or glass items can be reused as home decor, and if you’re looking to preserve more sentimental items like your bouquet, look no further than Suspended in Time, Lubbock’s only floral preservation specialist. 

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but these four tips can help you avoid waste and worry on your big day.