Becoming engaged is a time of tremendous excitement and change in a couple’s life. While it’s nice to take plenty of romantic time to simply celebrate your engagement, you’re probably eager to begin planning your wedding. After a (not-so-romantic) talk about your budget and agreeing on something between your dream wedding and what you can actually afford, it’s good to start planning 9-12 months before the big day. There’s a lot to do! Diving into details can be a bit stressful, so give yourself plenty of time to break it all down before the big day.
How to Use Eco-Friendly Options To Help Cut Your Wedding Expenses
Your wedding day will create lifelong memories and you’ll want everything to be perfect. But, you could also pay quite a steep price for those memories. The average cost of a wedding in the USA is a staggering $35,329. The venue, catered food, and open bar are the biggest expenses. The average is about $75 per person (excluding insurance, taxes, and gratuities). Then, there’s the photographer, the couple’s attire, attire for the wedding party, flowers, the cake, decorations, wedding favors, and entertainment.
Don’t be surprised if, like most couples, you exceed your pre-wedding day budget with expenses like your rings, marriage license, invitations, postage, and gifts for the wedding party. Plus, planning your honeymoon and spa treatments (hey, you deserve to relax!). An outdoor wedding at the park or barefoot on the beach may be beginning to sound like a great idea, but don’t fret!
With some creativity, you can dramatically cut expenses while making your dream wedding a stylish and eco-friendly event. From the invitations to the flowers and everything between, it’s fun and easy to create a unique, economical, and ecological wedding and reception you can be proud of. And often, it starts with some of the most basic aspects of your wedding- like tableware! At bambu®, we’re here to help make your special day elegant, memorable, and sustainable with compostable dinnerware. Here’s how a simple switch to compostable plates can help you create a wedding that’s both environmentally and economically friendly!
Choosing Eco-friendly Tableware & Compostable Plates for your Wedding
A wedding reception offers a chance for all of your friends and family to be together, and food is an important part of any celebration. When the venue you’ve rented serves your food, a hefty price is worked into the cost to cover the use of their ceramic (or china) plates and silverware. And of course, much of the cost has to do with washing them after the meal. Whether you choose a park or rent an upscale venue, providing your own eco-friendly alternatives like bamboo party plates and utensils for your wedding will lower your expenses while also reducing your environmental impact.
Whether you’re working on a budget or simply trying to be more eco-friendly on your wedding day, using compostable plates is a great way to meet your goals. It’ll simplify your day while keeping it sleek and elegant. And it gives you more time and money to spend on bigger details that you’ll remember for years to come.
Compostable bamboo plates, utensils, and napkins are elegant yet economical, making them a perfect choice for your wedding reception. They’re surprisingly durable and are sturdy enough to confidently serve any kind of food on. Veneerware®, our line of eco-friendly tableware, offers natural plates with plate-to-plate consistency to create a beautiful backdrop for your wedding meal. They come in multiple types and sizes to fit your wedding from cocktail hour to the cake cutting. For extra ease, pair compostable wedding plates with pre-sealed cutlery and napkin sets that are convenient and clean. This table set-up will showcase your food beautifully and the natural elegance of bamboo is sure to be a great conversation piece too!
Bambu has redefined the disposable plate. Since 2003, we’ve created and produced the best-selling, highest quality bamboo plates and utensils available. We craft high-quality, linen-like napkins from bamboo to offer premium quality with low impact. And, our sealed cutlery sets are designed to save you time (and stay sustainable).To this day, they are the only plates and cutlery made from certified organic bamboo. And, when it comes to clean up, there is no need to pay someone to wash your dishes. Veneerware® makes clean-up a guilt-free snap! You’ll feel good knowing that these Earth-friendly products are certified compostable. Every step taken to reduce our carbon footprint matters, even on your big day. Beyond creating eco-friendly plates and cutlery, Bambu is now a carbon-neutral company, and you can offset your wedding’s carbon footprint too. Here’s how.
We’ve also redefined disposable napkins with the introduction of our 100% eco-friendly pure bamboo single-use napkins. These spun-woven, luxurious bamboo napkins offer the look and feel of fine linen. And, you’ll be surprised how super soft and absorbent they are. You don't have to give up appearances with our deluxe cocktail napkins and dinner napkins. You’ll also save on the cost of having someone wash your rented linens when the celebration is over!
We've used Veneerware® for our own events and have helped many couples choose the perfect compostable plates for their wedding reception. We know how much your wedding means to you, and we’re here to help you find exactly what you want! It’s nice to see and feel each shape and size of our plates and utensils ahead of time to decide what’s just right for your event. That’s why we developed our Veneerware® Sample Box. The sample box offers a selection of our entire Veneerware compostable dinnerware collection. And it includes a 10% off coupon to use when you’re ready to place your order. For warm-weather outdoor weddings, you’ll love the Veneerware Fan.
Check out this article about styling tables with compostable plates to see how others have used our disposable bamboo dinnerware and utensils for their wedding reception. And, don’t hesitate to call us at 855-630-3149 if we can be of help in any way. Wedding planning, especially when you want to keep your wedding eco-friendly, can be overwhelming. So keep it simple and affordable with eco-friendly plates!
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"We love using Bambu Veneerware compostable plates and they are a wonderful alternative to disposable plastic plates. They are durable, sturdy, and leak-proof, and the quality meets our demands for the best. The plate’s stylish design and neutral color blend seamlessly into various settings –from a seated luncheon to a casual picnic to a formal wedding."