AUTHORS BIO: Katelyn has been photographing weddings and elopements across New England for the past decade. Katelyn believes in changing the wedding industry for the better by promoting waste-free, sustainable practices to her clients and colleagues. She sees EFW as a huge opportunity to encourage and enlighten couples to the options they have and to become an ambassador for the planet.
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Bachelorette parties are a special time to create memories with your best friends before tying the knot. While a bachelorette party is usually synonymous with wild and crazy, it doesn’t mean we should forget the environment. Fortunately, with a little creativity and planning, it’s easy to have a fun and eco-friendly bachelorette party that everyone will enjoy. Use these eco-friendly bachelorette party tips to keep your weekend fun, memorable, and sustainable!
One of the easiest ways to have an eco-friendly bachelorette party is to choose a sustainable location. Consider a local or regional destination to reduce your carbon footprint! Look for hotels that prioritize sustainability and have eco-friendly policies and practices in place. Some options could be a cabin in the woods, a yurt in nature, or a sustainable hotel in the city.
There are plenty of fun activities you can plan for your bachelorette party that is also eco-friendly. Consider hiking, biking, or kayaking in nature, volunteering at a local park or beach, or taking a cooking class with locally sourced ingredients. Not only will you be giving back to the environment, but you’ll be able to create the most memorable times with your best friends.
Decorations can quickly become wasteful at any party, but especially at bachelorette parties. Instead of using one-time-use decorations, opt for reusable or biodegradable options. Use cloth banners, fresh flowers, or paper decorations that can be recycled or composted. You can even reuse decorations from your own home!
Party favors are a great way to thank your guests for coming! Choose eco-friendly party favors such as reusable water bottles, cloth tote bags, or seed packets that can be planted in a garden.
Food and drinks are an important part of any party, but they can also have a big impact on the environment. Choose organic, locally sourced food and drinks, and avoid single-use plastics. Consider serving drinks in glassware instead of plastic cups, and provide compostable plates and utensils.
Transportation can be a significant source of emissions, so it’s important to plan for carpooling or public transportation. Consider renting a bus or van for the group, or plan activities that are walkable or easily accessible by public transportation.
Consider donating a portion of the bachelorette party budget to an eco-friendly cause. This could be a local environmental organization, a national park, or a wildlife conservation fund. Not only will this make your bachelorette party more eco-friendly, but it will also make a positive impact on the planet.
Planning an eco-friendly bachelorette party is not only good for the environment but also for creating meaningful memories with your loved ones. By choosing a sustainable location, using reusable or biodegradable decorations, and planning to carpool or use public transportation, you can celebrate in a way that’s both fun and sustainable. Remember, every little effort counts towards a better world! If you’re planning your wedding, head here for tips on how to make your wedding eco-friendly on a budget!