Wildlife-friendly Wedding Guide


Donate. In lieu of favors that people might leave behind, donate in your guests’ honor to your favorite charity. Make sure to put up a sign acknowledging this donation and to tell guests more about the great work this charity does and why it’s important to you.

Minimize waste. Edible favors, homemade bird feeders or seed bombs for your guests to plant later make great gifts without the waste.

“Our favors will be milkweed seeds for our guests to plant in the fall for next year's monarchs.”


Photographed by Justin Buettner

Help guests go green. Send guests away with a favor that will help them make green choices long after your wedding. Reusable water bottles and tote bags may help them create good habits.

Photo booth. Pictures are a great low-impact way for guests to remember your wedding. Some photographers even email or text the pictures, making them easier to share on social media and reducing unnecessary printing.

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Photo Credits (top to bottom): Justin Buettner.