One of the least lasting parts of your wedding will be the invitations. While you may hold on to an invite or three for a memory box, chances are your guests will (at best) recycle them and (at worst) throw them in the trash. You can minimize the environmental impact of your wedding invitations by doing the trendy thing and shopping around for eco friendly invitations. The good news is there are now big invite companies and indy artists designing and printing earth-friendly wedding invitations that are every bit as beautiful as the less green options out there.
Here are some examples we love:
It doesn’t get much more conscious than this all of a piece invite from Paper Lapin! It’s a wedding invitation, a map, and its own envelop – printed on recycled paper that was created using only green energy.
Did you know that cork is a sustainable material? I didn’t! Cork Country Cottage creates wedding invitations (and save-the-date cards) out of cork and also wood. The text is laser engraved instead of printed, which makes this way more of a keepsake than your everyday invite.
I am so in love with the invitations designed and printed by A Bird & A Bee!
Eco-friendly, green, natural, and traditional is how Beacon Lane describes their wedding invitations, and how could you not agree? The best part is that the company offers complementary customization on almost every option you can think of.
Simple and unique, the designs on offer at Appleberry Ink are not only earth-friendly and adorable but also affordable. Great news for any bride who wants to respect Mother Earth while keeping to a budget.
Eco friendly letterpress? YES! Bella Figura is an upscale letterpress studio in upstate NY. They use things like tree-free paper, recycled envelope liners, and FSC-certified pocketfolds. Learn more about green printing options here.
This wedding invitation suite comes from K&V Crafts, which has committed to using as many green raw materials as possible in its invites and other stationery. So beautiful for a rustic wedding, and good for the planet to boot!
Seriously, how can you not love these? When in doubt, chose soy-based inks, recycled papers, and consider seed paper – your invitations become flowers. Amazing!