Here are some tips for organizing a sustainable and ecological wedding in Quebec:
Choose a suitable date and time. Avoid busy days, such as weekends and school holidays. This will help you reduce your environmental impact by reducing traffic and energy consumption.
Choose a local wedding venue. Local weddings require less transportation, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Reuse or recycle as much as possible. For example, you can rent or buy second-hand decorations and party supplies. You can also encourage your guests to bring their own glasses and cutlery.
Serve local and seasonal foods. This will reduce your carbon footprint by limiting transportation and food storage.
Choose eco-friendly beauty and personal care products. These products are often made from natural and renewable ingredients.
Encourage your guests to travel sustainably. For example, you can offer to share journeys or take public transport.
Here are some concrete examples of what you can do:
For decoration, you can use seasonal flowers and plants, beeswax candles, recycled glass vases and plates, etc.
For food, you can serve traditional Quebecois dishes, local fruits and vegetables, organic foods and farm products.
For drinks, you can serve tap water, tea and coffee, as well as local wines and beers.
For souvenirs, you can offer plants, handmade soaps or local products.
By following these tips, you can plan a wedding that is both beautiful and lasting.
Here are some additional resources that can help you plan your lasting wedding:
The Quebec government website offers advice on organizing sustainable events.
The Événements événements du Québec association offers consultation and support services to event organizers.
The website of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce of Quebec offers a list of sustainable event suppliers.