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Sustainable Wedding Ideas

sustainable wedding favours and gifts

Introducing the Rustic Wedding Collection. A collection of handmade, wooden favours, gifts and accessories perfect for a sustainable wedding.

the inspiration

The idea for a sustainable wedding collection came in the autumn 2019 when I was discussing possible new products with a group of friends. I was talking about making cheeseboards and somebody said “oh yes, you could do tiered ones for weddings, cheeseboards at weddings is really in at the moment.” That got me thinking about weddings.

After doing a bit of research I discovered that if you’re trying to plan a sustainable wedding then sourcing everything involves a lot of searching and a lot of different suppliers. This can become very time consuming and makes creating a cohesive scheme extremely difficult. It’s also hard to find sustainable favours and gifts that are handmade but aren’t edible or DIY.

These discoveries inspired me to create the Rustic Wedding Collection. It’s full of small items like favours, thank you gifts and accessories that can be tricky to find but through which you can share your sustainable values with the guests at your special day.

sustainable and eco conscious

It’s easy to spend money on favours and gifts which don’t last much longer than the wedding day itself. By giving simple, functional favours made from quality materials your guests will want to take them home and enjoy using them. All the favours, gifts and accessories are sustainable, plant based, low waste and plastic free. To reduce waste and make items as good value as possible many of them are dual purpose. Gift tags are made from recycled paper and the twine used is made from sustainable jute. Items are shipped in plastic free, recycled packaging.

customisable

There are lots of custom choices available such as the type of wood, the tag and twine colour and personalising. All these choices add up to giving your day exactly the feel you want.

personalisable

A handmade gift is much more personal isn’t it? But not everyone has the time or talent. Choosing a handmade gift from Love HeartWood allows your guests to receive a really, thoughtful unique gift that was lovingly made. To add your own touch choose to personalise your gifts by engraving. The engraving is also done by hand, using a wood burning pen. Alternatively, add a gift tag in which you can write your own special message. Another benefit of having someone hand make your gifts is that if you want something a little bit different we can have a chat and  see if it can be done.

All photo credit’s go to Sapna Odlin Photography who did an amazing job photographing the collection in a wonderfully atmospheric Autumnal photoshoot. Sapna has written about the Love HeartWood Rustic Wedding Collection Shoot on her website.

The cheeseboard idea is still waiting in the wings, it may be next. If you have any ideas or think there’s something missing from the collection please get in touch. I love to talk weddings and there’s definitely room in the collection for more great gifts and favours.

Love, Liz