Top 2021 Sustainable Wedding Trends

We hear wedding bells! In 2020, couples everywhere postponed their weddings due to COVID-19. Now, as the world begins to reopen, many consider wedding planning back on (and better than ever). Of course, a new year brings all-new event trends – from fresh florals to inventive venue types and the latest must-have gift items.

If you know Verte Luxe, then you know we’re all about making even the most popular trends as eco-conscious as possible. So, if you’re ready to make your big day a bit more “green,” check out our eco-conscious take on the top 2021 sustainable wedding trends.

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1. Something Local, Something Green…

We’re loving this year’s focus on lush greenery as decor. Instead of traditional flowers, dress your tables and ceremony arches with locally salvaged foliage. Think: ferns, garlands of eucalyptus, easygoing succulents. This will create a sophisticated backdrop for just about any theme or aesthetic you can dream up.

If you want to take your low-waste wedding one step further, invite guests to take home plants from your decor. Give them a second life long after your big day. They’ll outlast even the most beautiful bouquet.

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2. Keep the Party Going

Many couples are asking: why settle for a one-day big event when you can have a weekend-long intimate celebration? This year, top trends include wedding festivities held over a long weekend with a smaller number of attendees.

A reduced guest list means many couples can budget an extra special gift or two for friends and family. Wow your nearest and dearest with the natural healing energy of a Congés Rose Quartz ‘Love and Positivity’ Necklace ($725). Believed to attract love and harmony, beautiful pink-hued Rose Quartz couldn’t be more fitting for your wedding day.

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3. Destination: Sustainable Paradise

We all know how quickly air travel can ramp up your carbon footprint. These days, however, there are sustainable ways to cross dream destinations off your bucket list – for a wedding or a honeymoon.

Interested in taking your event to a remote paradise? Consider The Green Maya Project. The organization provides sustainable, culturally immersive experiences that bring awareness to the impact of climate change. Through a variety of personalized retreats and travel packages, they invite you to experience beautiful Tulum, Mexico in a responsible, sustainable way. Gorgeous views. Mysterious jungle. Ancient architecture. Delicious, organic local flavors. You can have it all!

Need more green wedding inspo? Explore our top 5 unforgettable wedding favors to spread eco-friendly appreciation.