World Earth Day – Sustainable Wedding Workshops

Did you know it’s World Earth Day today? It’s an annual event that demonstrates global support for environmental protection.

The wedding industry is one of the most reckless industries, with British weddings producing 85,250 tonnes of landfill waste in one year.  A recent poll conducted by the North London Waste Authority shows that the trend for eco-weddings is gathering momentum, and two in five engaged couples are considering sustainability as a key concern for their big day.

Sustainable Wedding Workshops are hosting practical workshops in London this September to give engaged couples the tools to create a sustainable wedding day that is both beautiful and reflects their values.


Maria Neves, a wedding planner with over 15 years of experience in the industry, launched Sustainable Wedding Workshops out of her passion for helping other people and the planet.

I worked for Sarah Balfour at Orchid Events for eight years. We planned luxury events at some of the most prestigious venues in London. Seeing the waste and damage to the environment traditional weddings can create, I knew it was time to rethink the way the industry works and offer something very different. Now, more than ever before we need to respect and protect our planet. – Maria Neves

These highly practical and informative weekend Workshops are set to take on 19th and 26th September 2021. During one weekend, couples will learn how to plan their own eco friendly and sustainable wedding without compromising on style and vision.

  • Create a wedding timeline
  • Create a vision board
  • Access reliable, ethical suppliers (receive a little green book of sustainable and ethically sourced wedding suppliers).
  • Tips re family dynamics and diplomacy
  • Organise your guestlist/seating arrangements
  • And more…

Included in the workshop, is a one-to-one final consultation two weeks before the big day to dot the i’s and cross the t’s.

Sustainable wedding celebrations that won’t cost and harm the earth.

Maria’s can-do attitude and realistic approach makes couples feel comfortable, calm and positive about their choices for their wedding day. Her environmentally friendly wedding planning tools and insight into the wedding industry offers couples practical, ethical and socially responsible ways to plan their wedding.

The workshops will also be available to event professionals that are looking to learn more about how you make their events more sustainable. Maria believes it is important to implement sustainable practices in the wedding industry and to be able to offer practical and beautiful alternatives to all couples on their wedding day.

Sustainable Wedding Workshops also offer wedding planning and consultancy services for UK and destination weddings.

Maria Neves, owner of Sustainable Wedding Workshops, has over 15 years of event planning experience.

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