Zero Waste Wedding Planning Progress

Even though the wedding isn’t for another nine months or so, we’ve gotten chest deep into wedding planning. One of the main reasons why I haven’t been on blogging about zero waste in Hawaii.

So for the last couple of weeks I have been consulting both mine and Waiemi’s mom about how the wedding should go and what we will need. We have since managed to half our wedding size and located our venue for both the ceremony and reception. Our plans have changed dramatically since I last posted in April.

  1. We are no longer having our wedding at Liliuokalani Gardens in Hilo. Instead, we have chosen to move the ceremony and reception to Waimea at Anna Ranch Heritage Center. It is much more cozy, flexible, and fits our img_0830ideal wedding after much contemplation. We also decided to go with a rustic theme that was eco-friendly.
  2. We have settled on a late morning ceremony with a noon reception so everyone can drive home safely in the daytime.
  3. We have managed to incorporate zero waste into our wedding planning in the form of biodegradable, compostable paper goods and utensils. Here is a picture of the cups I ordered off of Amazon that are 100% plant based and compostable. How cool is that?! (I have provided a link to the product so you can check it out for yourself).

As the other package comes in, I will post another blog about the products we bought. So far we have managed to get a majority of the wedding planning done and I huge chunk of me wants to get married soon because I am so excited and amped from wedding planning.

Decorations are coming along. Because we decided to have the reception in Anna Hall, there isn’t much need for decorations so I decided that simple mason jar succulents and repurposed wine bottles would be perfect for the decorations. There will be an incorporation of a lot of twine lace and burlap, but it will be perfect. I can’t wait!


If you have any ideas to help with a Zero Waste wedding, please check out Our Wedding Page here on the blog to see what we already have planned and you can comment your suggestions below this blog post.

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