24 Eco-Friendly And Money Saving DIY Wedding Ideas That You Should Know!

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With wedding season winding down, planning season begins. Pinterest boards are created, appointments booked, and deposits given. If you’re just starting planning, or are already knee-deep in invitation options and DIY projects, it’s wise to consider the impact your wedding day has on the environment. More couples are adopting eco-friendly attitudes towards their nuptials, and are implementing creative and beautiful ways to do so.

Weddings are expensive. From spending $1,800-$2,100 on flowers, $1,357 on the dress, it’s no wonder people are finding alternatives – and using eco-friendly, recycled, or re-usable options is fantastic way to not only save money, but lessen your impact on the environment. This graphic contains some fantastic options for eco-friendly wedding alternatives, such as décor options, invitation alternatives, and inspired wedding favors sure to please all your guests – as well as the environment.


  1. Annemarie LeBlanc

    October 6, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I think weddings should not be expensive. The couple can use the money they saved for future use, like a downpayment for a house or for purchasing furniture and appliances. Thank you for your tips. A lot of couples will find a lot of information they need here.

  2. Ourfamilyworld

    October 6, 2015 at 9:59 am

    These are wonderful ideas and real money savers. It’s always best to be practical and save the money you have for future use.

  3. Anne | Girl Chasing Sunshine

    October 6, 2015 at 10:00 am

    When I was younger, all I ever wanted is a grand wedding. Now that I’m a bit older and wiser (I’d like to believe so), practicality is of utmost priority. We should prepare for the marriage, not for the wedding. 🙂

  4. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    October 6, 2015 at 10:59 am

    And that is exactly why I got married in Vegas. We had an awesome wedding, but saved tons, too.

  5. Patrice M Foster

    October 6, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Great idea spend less has always been my motto although don’t always practice for wedding this is a good choice.

  6. Terri Ramsey Beavers

    October 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    I don’t plan on getting married but I know many who are. I’m going to send them on over to your page to get tips and valuable information. One of my BFF’s in particular could really use the savings tips.

  7. Liz Mays

    October 7, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Oh these are pretty clever. It would be awesome to save some money by doing some things by hand. I’m sure plenty of people would help out.

  8. Nikki

    October 7, 2015 at 3:18 am

    This is such a beaitiful ideas, I have a friend who would be marry her fiance soon. I will let her know about this.

  9. victoria

    October 7, 2015 at 3:22 am

    Wedding should be expensive I think the couple that wants to be married was need to save for their future. Thanks for the great tips.

  10. Elizabeth O.

    October 7, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I admire couples who are able to plan weddings on their own and even have time to do all the decoration themselves. Really, it’s amazing. Thanks for the list, this will come in handy for family and friends.

  11. Cindy (Prime Beauty)

    October 7, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    I think it’s ridiculous the amount of money couples spend on weddings. They could purchase their first home!

  12. Rosey

    October 8, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Making the decorative items can be fun too. I think cutting costs when you can and doing it with eco-friendly items is a huge win-win all the way around.

  13. April Grant

    October 8, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    I don’t know anything about this, my wedding only cost $500. That’s a lot of money.

  14. Jasmine

    October 31, 2015 at 12:19 am

    They’re all great ideas! I don’t know if I’d buy a used dress but all the other idea I would give a shot

  15. Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy

    November 1, 2015 at 3:29 am

    These are wonderful ideas. With my second marriage, we were extremely frugal. I made every single thing except the cake.