From the recycled wedding bands made from reused metals, a thrift wedding dress she purchased on Gumtree for about $100 bucks, right down to the meal served from out of date food, this bride made all of her dreams come true for less than $4,000, when she made it her mission to throw a waste-free wedding.
‘We didn’t want to waste anything so we had to be quite creative.’ Kim Woolnough told the Daily Mail. ‘Their wedding invitations were made of 100 per cent recycled paper, and the save-the-date invitations were emailed to save paper.’
For the meal, the U.K couple teamed up with Real Junk Food Project, an organic network of “pay as you feel cafes” that pledge to divert food that is destined to be wasted and converts it into meals for those in need for a fraction of the cost.
“Some of our guests thought it was a bit weird that we were having out-of-date food for the wedding breakfast but everyone said it was really tasty.” (source)
Not only was the wedding waste-free it was also mess free. Any left over food was given to the guests to take home, along with the chairs which were given back to carpenters who made them from recycled wood.
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