When it's time for you look for local businesses to help you with your wedding, take a look at our advertisements below. Most will have links to their own websites. These advertisements are updated regularly so please revisit often and mention Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding when making any enquiries.
So you want your wedding to be fabulous and have eco-credentials too. It is possible to have both, without compromising on the things that are important to you, like having lovely wedding stationery. Here's how...
Graphic designer Gemma Jellicoe of Dorset-based Jellicoe Stationery says, "With climate change being such a huge concern,it's even more important to start looking at ways we can reduce our carbon footprint in the wedding industry. There are many things we can swap to be more sustainable and this applies to the wedding stationery too. Here's some of my top tips on what to look out for."
Find a supplier that offers recycled card
If you fall in love with a range you've seen, ask the designer if it's available in recycled card. Be aware though that it does normally have a slight fleck in it because of the nature of the recycling process. For many of the more rustic designs though, this works perfectly.
Look for a business that uses FSC certified card
If recycled isn't your thing, then look for a stationer that works with FSC certified card. This means they are sustainably sourced and certified as eco-friendly. ISO is another good certificate to look out for, because it means they have a very low carbon footprint and use low-waste materials.
This may seem like a very simple step, but it's easy to get carried away when choosing your wedding stationery. Think of ways to cut back on any unnecessary items, like having an RSVP postcard, so you don't need an envelope.
To help you find inspiration for your big day, take a look at what's caught the eye of our editors.
There are literally hundreds of ideas, products and services from wedding suppliers across the UK along with links to their web sites as pointed out by our ever resourceful team.
Take a look at what our Editors Love!