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Planning an eco-conscience farm wedding? Then forget the mass-produced decorations and disposable little trinkets. Your farm wedding is the perfect opportunity to embrace nature's beauty and create a sustainable celebration that reflects your love for the environment. From repurposed vintage finds to locally sourced blooms, and other junk you can find for free,  here are 10 eco-friendly decor ideas that will transform your farm wedding into a rustic wonderland.

10 Eco-friendly Decor Ideas for Farm Wedding

  • Bamboo Archways and Aisles

When it comes to outdoor wedding decor, bamboo is a versatile and eco-friendly material. Consider incorporating bamboo archways and aisles adorned with fresh flowers or draped with organic fabrics. Bamboo is not only sustainable but also adds a touch of natural elegance to your wedding setting.

  • Upcycled Signage

Personalized signage is a must for guiding guests and adding a touch of charm to your farm wedding. Opt for upcycled materials like reclaimed wood, vintage window frames, or repurposed doors for your signage. This not only reduces waste but also gives your wedding a unique and rustic flair.

  • Potted Plant Centerpieces

Move away from traditional floral arrangements and opt for potted plants as centerpieces. After the wedding, these potted plants can be taken home by guests or replanted, contributing to sustainability. Choose local and seasonal plants to enhance the natural vibe of your farm wedding.

color palette for rustic farm wedding

  • Solar-Powered String Lights

Illuminate your outdoor wedding venue with the warm glow of solar-powered string lights. Not only do these lights add a romantic ambiance to your celebration, but they also harness the power of the sun, reducing the need for electricity. Choose energy-efficient LED bulbs for an even more eco-friendly option.

  • Organic Fabrics

Embrace sustainable fabrics for your wedding decor, such as linen and organic cotton. These materials are not only sustainable but also have a natural and rustic appeal. Use them for table runners, drapes, and even as part of your wedding attire to make a style statement while being environmentally conscious.

  • Biodegradable Confetti

Celebrate your union with biodegradable confetti made from natural materials like dried flower petals or rice paper. Unlike traditional confetti, these alternatives won't harm the environment and can even be left to decompose, ensuring a green and guilt-free celebration.

  • Vintage Tableware

Swap out disposable plastic plates and cutlery for vintage or rented tableware. This not only adds a touch of nostalgia to your wedding but also reduces the amount of waste generated. Look for local rental services that specialize in vintage or reusable tableware for a sustainable dining experience. And don't bother with matching sets. You can create a wonderful kitschy theme out of this!

things for eco-friendly farm wedding

  • Natural Herb Favors

Show your appreciation to guests with natural herb favors that can be planted and grown at home. Small pots of rosemary, lavender, or mint make for delightful and eco-friendly gifts that keep on giving long after the wedding day.

  • Recycled Paper Invitations

Start your eco-friendly journey right from the beginning with recycled paper invitations. Many stationery companies offer recycled and eco-friendly paper options. You can further reduce waste by opting for digital invitations, which not only save paper but also travel miles.

  • Wildflower Bouquets

Instead of traditional flower arrangements, consider wildflower wedding bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids. Wildflowers are not only beautiful but also contribute to local biodiversity. You can even encourage guests to take home the bouquets and plant the seeds to create lasting memories of your special day.

Let's wrap up...

Who says eco-friendliness has to be serious? Let your farm wedding be a whimsical dance with nature, where vintage mason jars twinkle with fireflies and salvaged wood sings with laughter. Turn sustainability into a playful adventure, a treasure hunt for hidden gems that whisper tales of past seasons and future dreams.

Lots of love,