A friend of mine recently invited me to his forthcoming ‘carbon neutral’ wedding, which made me curious to know how greener couples are going about lowering their carbon footprints as they tread lightly down the aisle. There are all sorts of options to choose from, including offsetting your guests’ travel, an option that’s now becoming fairly commonplace, with some really useful carbon calculating tools available online.
But a really charming way to commemorate your wedding while adding something beautiful to the planet is to have a tree planted; a favour your guests can purchase as part of your wedding list.
Trees for Life offer a wedding certificate that plants trees on your behalf in deforested glens of the Scottish Highlands while the Carbon Neutral Company gives you the chance to plant a tree in the Marry Me Wood; a specially dedicated forest, whose first tree was planted when the company’s founder Sue Welland got married. So why not consider asking for a leafy gift that will continue to grow long after your big day is over? I can’t think of a more romantic gesture than one that extends hundreds of years into the future.